INTERLUX MICRON WA
Micron WA (Water-Activated) is the newest addition to the Interlux industry-leading Micron Technology product line. It is a showcase antifouling paint that offers long-lasting, multiseasonal protection in a water-based formulation. Micron WA combines powerful antifouling performance while reducing impact on the environment, leaving a smooth, clean hull. It is ideal for cruise, power and sail boats and suitable for all waters. Using a novel paint technology called Water-Activated Matrix, Micron WA delivers a crisp, vibrant color and uniform appearance to provide a striking, attractive finish, while at the same time efficiently releasing the active ingredients to deliver powerful antifouling performance. Micron WA is easy to apply with brush or roller, indoors or outdoors, and has low odor and VOC emissions. Its fast drying time makes it ideal for year-around use and launch. Micron WA delivers a polished, smooth surface, minimizes the prep for the next application, and minimizes clean-up time. Colors available include blue, green, red or black in single-gallon cans. Contact: International Paint at 800-468-7589 or visit www.yachtpaint.com.
LOBO LURES TYPHOON SOFTIES
Lobo Lures new Typhoon Softies are designed to be a multi-use bait that adds a new variation to an already productive design. Measuring 14 inches overall with a 1½-inch diameter, the unique characteristics of the Typhoon softies make them an ideal choice for a multitude of configurations and they can be pulled at speeds ranging from 5½ to 15 knots. Available in five head colors, the head features a soft yet durable material that is abrasion resistant and mimics the body of its prey. This bait was designed based off the Typhoon Resin Heads and has all the same parameters but with a softer material, making the Typhoon Softie an ideal choice when targeting sailfish or white marlin. As the Pro Staff of Lobo Lures found, many times a strike of the bill on a hard head would cause the pelagic to lose its aggression. Having a soft-head lure in the spread can make the difference between fishing and catching. Contact Lobo Lures at 203-333-FISH or visit www.lobolures.com.
NANTUCKET BOUND LURE BAG
Nantucket Bound offers a full line of storage and carry-on gear and lure bags designed specifically for saltwater fishing and boating enthusiasts. The lure bags are available in a wide range of sizes and are designed to hold and store tackle ranging from a single and multiple lures to daisy chains, to fully rigged spreader bars and dredges. Bags are available in a variety of kit colors allowing you to spot your rigged gear fast, and they feature a mesh back and vinyl front to allow lures to dry. Use one color for marlin another for tuna, a third for shark fishing rigs, and so on. Nantucket Bound also offers a line of custom products and boating accessories. Many of the company’s products feature Sunbrella fabrics, where they add their own unique artistry through embroidery. Nantucket Bound products are sold in retail shops throughout New England, and along the East Coast. Contact: Nantucket Bound at 800-969-5873 or visit www.nantucketbound.com.
Seakeeper’s new Seakeeper 3 computer-controlled gyroscope is designed to eliminate most boat roll for vessels in the 30- to 40-foot range. This is the smallest and lightest Seakeeper unit and runs exclusively on 12-volt DC power, so there’s no need for a generator or AC input. The Seakeeper 3 is 25 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the Seakeeper 5 and is the first stabilization unit truly optimized and streamlined for 30- to 40-foot vessels. Seakeeper 3 features a newly designed touch screen control panel with an intuitive user interface allowing users to capture real-time performance information. Easy to install thanks to its customized leaning post design, the refit process can be as simple as swapping out the leaning post. In these cases, no major structural modifications are required when installing the Seakeeper 3 and the unit can be installed and ready to use in as little as two days. Contact: Seakeeper at 240-718-6440 or visit www.seakeeper.com.
SHURHOLD BUCKET GRATE
Everyone has a favorite item to clean their boat with, whether it be a wash mitt, sponge or brush, and all pick up dirt and debris that eventually collect in the bottom of a wash bucket. Shurhold Industries' new Bucket Grate sits in the bottom of a standard five-gallon pail and allows contaminants to settle while keeping the wash mixture and tools cleaner. An integrated baffle system in the Bucket Grate reduces water movement and is designed to trap dirt and debris as cleaning tools are rinsed. Bucket Grate also provides a highly effective way to clean brush bristles. Every detail about the Bucket Grate has been designed to provide the best wash experience. It even includes two built-in 3-ounce measuring cups for accurate proportioning of soaps and solutions minimizing the chance of using too much cleaning product, which is often the cause of residual water spots on boats, not to mention stripped wax. Contact: Shurhold at 800-962-6241 or visit www.shurhold.com.
SIMRAD NSS EVO3
Simrad’s NSS evo3 series includes 16-, 12-, 9- and 7-inch models with an updated, easy-to-use interface featuring TouchSensible touchscreen, keypad and a rotary-control knob, making the unit easier to operate when the boat is in motion and in all weather conditions, giving the boater absolute control. Simrad SolarMAX HD display technology provides high-definition viewing and exceptional clarity with extra-wide viewing angles for use in direct sunlight or low-light conditions. LED backlighting and contrast levels improve the boater’s view while the touchscreen works accurately even under constant sea spray and foul weather. Dual channel CHIRP enables wide angle and deep view sonar images from the same transducer, or from multiple installed transducers. NSS evo3 also features a 10 Hz internal GPS antenna, full autopilot integration, engine monitoring interfaces and TripIntel trip computer, making it easy to plan journeys based on fuel range, tide and detailed trip history. Built in WiFi enables access to GoFree online services to download software updates and purchase a wide choice of global cartography. Contact: Simrad at 425-712-1136 or visit www.simrad.com.
The Squidnation Slammer features a head large enough to chug, yet small enough to not impede the performance of a 7/0 or 8/0 circle hook. Squidnation measured the gap of a 7/0 Eagle Claw Circle Hook and wanted a lure design that is slightly smaller in head diameter than the hook gap, while also tapering the line hole so that it is much wider in the back to fit the beak of a ballyhoo and barrel swivel when rigging as a swivel rig. The swivel fits halfway into the head where it is stopped by the reducing taper to allow the loop end of the barrel swivel to fit on the chugger head for easy access to the circle hook. Field testing by Squidnation saw 117 sailfish releases during a tournament, including a record 50 releases in one day. Squidnation Slammers are available in most local offshore tackle shops. Contact: Squidnation at 410-873-3282 or visit www.squidnation.com.
SWITLIK OPR OFFSHORE PASSAGE RAFT
Proudly manufacturing products in the USA since 1920, Switlik Survival Products’ new OPR Offshore Passage Raft is the first and only offshore life raft available with an industry leading five-year service interval. The main air holding chambers on the OPR are constructed of a highly durable, yet lightweight, double-coated nylon fabric, and all seams on these chambers are heat sealed on both sides for ultimate durability. Switlik’s OPR, weighing in at 49 pounds, can be packed in either a soft valise pack or a hard container. The OPR is charged with a Switlik signature compressed air system allowing users to have a visible pressure gauge for inspection on both the soft valise and hard container. The OPR is a twin tube raft and also features Switlik’s signature convertible canopy system allowing for four points of boarding for easy entry and exit. Switlik’s optional signature Toroidal Stability Device offers ultimate ballast and stability on the OPR. Contact: Switlik at 609-587-3300 or visit www.SWITLIK.com.
XTRATUF KRYPTEK ANKLE BOOT
Xtratuf and Kryptek, camouflage design innovators, are collaborating on a new boot collection that combines the technology of the popular Xtratuf Performance Ankle Deck Boot with a variety of sleek Kryptek camo designs, including the Yeti and Pontus patterns. While the use of Kryptek camo is quickly gaining speed throughout the fishing industry, Xtratuf is the only company currently creating a Kryptek fishing boot. The Kryptek Performance Ankle Boot is a lightweight boot, crafted specifically for offshore water sports and features Xtratuf’s proprietary evaporative XpressCool liner that starts working the moment your foot starts to sweat by wicking away moisture and simultaneously creating a cooling sensation, providing all-day comfort. Contact: Xtratuf at 855-377-2668 or visit www.xtratufboots.com.Subscribe