Video: Overview of the IC-M25 Buoyant Marine VHF Handheld Radio

Icom UK have produced a video overview of Icom’s bestselling handheld marine VHF radio, the IC-M25EURO. In the video, marketing manager Ian Lockyer goes through some of the main features that have made this stylish radio popular with leisure sailors, paddleboarders, kayakers, and many other water users. These include its lightweight design, easy-to-use layout, waterproofing, […]

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Icom IC-M510 Marine VHF Radio Wins Prestigious iF Design Award 2022

The advanced Icom IC-M510 fixed VHF/DSC marine radio has recently won the prestigious iF Design Award, one of the most renowned design competitions in the world. The IC-M510 won in both the ‘Product’ and ‘Telecommunication’ categories. The iF International Forum Design GMmbH, based in Hanover, Germany, is a design organisation with the world’s longest history […]

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Best boating flashlights: 7 LED torches for illuminating your boat

We pick out 7 of the best boating flashlights and explain why you should always have one in case of an emergency. Photo: Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race Few accessories are as necessary for boating and the activity of boat ownership than a good boating flashlight. Principally, there are two types of flashlights that […]

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Introducing the Icom IC-M804 Class E MF/HF Marine SSB Transceiver

Launching at METS Marine Trade show, the Icom IC-M804 is a new long-range MF/HF Class E DSC radio for ocean-going sailors and commercial non GMDSS operators. The IC-M804 is packed with features to keep users safe, including an intuitive user interface, colour TFT LCD display, audio replay, GPS and more. The IC-M804 is currently the […]

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NEW Dinghy Sailing Clothing for 2022

New dinghy sailing clothing and boating gear for 2022 – we take a look at some of the latest upcoming dinghy sailing clothing and wild swimming shore clothing launched during the METS trade show.   Latest dinghy sailing clothing and paddle board or open water swimming shore clothes Typhoon Renvyle Hooded smock From keelboat racing, […]

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Best EPIRB: 4 emergency beacons for leisure sailors

  The emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) seems like an expensive little gadget to have clipped to a bulkhead in the hope it never gets used, but if you do intend to, or regularly do head out of sight of land then you really should have at least one on board. But, what’s the […]

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Best GPS fitness tracker: 6 waterproof options for water sports

The best GPS fitness tracker is more than just a fancy step counter for health conscious outdoorsy types. They’re a whole load more useful than you can imagine for us sailors, paddleboarders, rowers, kayakers and swimmers. If you are looking for a new way to monitor your health and wellbeing whilst enjoying being on and […]

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NEW Marine Safety Gear for 2022

New sailing and boating gear for 2022 – we take a look at some of the latest upcoming marine safety gear launched during the METS trade show. New marine safety devices, electronics and wearable safety gear At this years METS trade show we picked out some of the best new marine safety gear to show […]

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8 Best Non-Electric Dehumidifiers for boats – YBW.com

Boat owners that have to endure a Northern hemisphere winter on the hard or time stored in the tropics will know the apoplexy inducing carnage that is mold and mildew. You’ll be needing a boat-load of the best non-electric dehumidifiers and be stashing them in every cupboard, nook and cranny. The cost of these non-electric […]

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Best Merino Wool Base Layer: 10 head-to-toe thermals for sailing

The best merino wool base layer is the one that takes you everywhere. From sailing all year round, to dog sledding in the arctic circle, to walking the grandkids around a frozen winter wonderland in Harrogate. It’s the most versatile and essential basic item to have in anyone’s wardrobe. It’s also eco friendly, so you […]

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Best hand bearing compasses tried and tested: 9 of the best

The hand bearing compass is our constant and essential navigational companion. Here’s 9 of the best tried and tested hand bearing compasses. The hand bearing compass is essential for a range of jobs around the boat. We take a look at the best tried and tested hand bearing compasses, used for swinging the ships compass, […]

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Decathlon Cyber Monday deals 2021: Our pick of the best boating gear

We’ve gone through the Decathlon Cyber Monday deals to pick out the best bits of kit for sailors and boaters in their range In the world of boating kit and clothing, Decathlon is still considered something of a new kid on the block, but the French giant has been creating sailing clothing, chandlery and boating […]

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Black Friday watch deals 2021: Best offers for sailors and boaters

If you’re in the market for a Black Friday bargain then you could do a lot worse than some of these Black Friday watch deals for sailors. Sailing watches come in many guises and, depending on your needs, a watch for sailing purposes can range from a plastic rugged option with a countdown to a […]

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