Advances in LED lighting for recreational boats and yachts have progressed from underwater lights to new multi-colored lighting above the waterline–the LUX Lighting Collection from Lumishore. Lumishore also makes controllers for this lighting. LUX lights feature CRGBW LEDs that include both cool and warm white LEDs for incredible and accurate color rendering across an almost infinite variety of hues. The LUX line can change colors and intensities, and even marry lights to the beat of a given song.
Everyone knows that the BoatTEST crew travels… A LOT. Sometimes though, it saves time and money by traveling off the airline grid. Charter flights take us where we want, when we want, and the personal attention is more than a tipping point. Check out our video of our travel partner, Envoy Aviation, and see if the same will work for you. Chances are… it will. Contact them at (321) 325-5005 or send an email to charter@Envoyaviation.com, and be sure to mention you found them at BoatTEST.com.
Propspeed by Oceanmax is a coating for propellers and metal running gear as an alternative to anti-fouling (toxic) paint. It can be applied to any metal part below the waterline, including propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs, stabilizers, sea chests, keel coolers, and through-hull fittings. The clear topcoat can also be used directly on plastic bow thrusters and underwater lights.
The Sharrow Propeller™ is a remarkable new, patented loop propeller design that CEO and inventor, Greg Sharrow, claims can out-perform conventional propellers in most major parameters of current propeller measurement. The propeller was developed over 7+ years by Sharrow Engineering LLC, a Philadelphia based nautical and aeronautical design firm.
Most new boats come with stereos these days. They are almost a requirement for builders to install – buyers expect them. The level of audio equipment that comes standard on a boat is often a clear indication of the price point and quality of the boat itself – more expensive boats typically have better stereos and the best often have Fusion. The Apollo RA770 is Fusion’s newly announced top-of-the-line marine audio entertainment system.
We’ve all had our fair share of standard bicycles growing up, but nothing compares to the all-terrain groove this bike gives to its rider. The QuietKat Electric Bike is more than just a mountain bike, it gives its rider a sense of adventure while making traveling and exploring more exciting and easier. Of course, we appreciate the advantage of being able to bring them on our boats, but these bikes are for people who enjoy non-obtrusive access to the deep woods for hunting, fishing and camping, or just for those who want a leisurely bike ride. It’s incredibly portable and easy to ride so there won’t be any trouble on your next trip, wherever that may be.
SiOnyx is a semi-conductor company that produces image sensors for commercial and defense applications. The Aurora is a hand-held video camera with a sensor that intensifies low light. It works both in daylight and in very low light. The camera has a zoom function and can record in monochrome, green light, or color. Since it is water-resistant and has a built-in compass, GPS, and image stabilizer, we are reviewing its marine applications.