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    The Tampa, Florida IBEX 2017 conferred its Deck Equipment & Hardware innovation award on the Light Pole™ navigation lights from Aluna Systems. Designed to eliminate failures due to corrosion, it uses patented light conduit technology. Replacing standard contacts with light coupling, the system transmits light from a...

    Innovation award winners at last month’s IBEX conference in Tampa, Florida included the Seakeeper 3 anti-roll system in the Mechanical Systems category. Designed for boats in the 30-39 foot range, the unit occupies little space, weighs less than 250 kg (550 lbs), consumes minimal power and operates quietly. Rolling...

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    Welcome to the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the must-attend nautical event of the season. It’s right here, just footsteps away from the celebrated Palais des Festivals, that we delight in the latest innovations—not on the silver screen, but in seaborne luxury and speed. On the menu...

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    Sweden’s Seldén is a big player in rigging. NauticExpo e-magazine discussed current trends and likely future developments with director of marketing Mats-Uno Fredriksson.   Since sailing is a very gear-intensive activity, continual development is crucial. This includes boat design, deck hardware, electronics and...

    C-Quip has launched an innovative buoyancy aid for the personal safety market. Their latest solution is the self-inflating Throw Raft, which “does what it says on the can”—it inflates on impact with the water. When inflated the device measures 22”x21” (56×53 cm). It has been approved by the US Coast Guard and has...

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    UK-based Martek Marine has launched its latest in telemedicine—iVital. The system won’t just save lives, but also could save shipowners money. Charlie Whyman, head of marketing, spoke to NauticExpo e-magazine.   NE e-mag: How does iVital work? Charlie Whyman: The medically certified hardware and software can be used by...

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    Innovations including satellite technology and advanced alerting devices are bringing lifejackets into the 21st century. But wearability remains key.   NauticExpo e-mag spoke with three manufacturers, who all agreed that designing lifejackets that people want to wear, especially for long periods, should be the major...

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    Getting your kid into a life vest has never been easier. Tribord, the nautical house brand of France’s Decathlon sporting goods chain, has introduced its Easy personal flotation device for children. The single front buckle is held in place by a Velcro band to facilitate closure and adjustment. The close-fitting vest...

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    Survitec’s latest 1000 series model is the tri-approved wind energy suit designed for the wind/offshore market. The company claims it is suitable for all personnel traveling over water. Approvals include aviation (ETSO 2C503), marine (MED/SOLAS) and ISO 15027:2012 standards for.CE personal protective equipment. For...

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    French-based C-Sense has taken its Eco-Pilot for monitoring of fuel usage one step further with the development of its mobile version, Mobi-Pilot. Pierre-Alexis Dormegnies, maritime project leader at C-Sense, explains: “Having a mobile unit that you can take onboard allows more flexibility, as the device can be used...