New Products For March

 

Small Generator Creates Big Power

Many boat owners are trying to minimize expenses, but that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice an onboard generator. Next Generation Power offers an ultra-compact, lightweight UCM1-3.5 diesel generator for small- to medium-sized vessels.

With a 7-hp, single-cylinder Kubota EA330 engine, the UCM1-3.5 provides 3,500 watts of power, while consuming less than 2/10 gph of fuel on average. It operates at mid-speed, producing less noise, vibration and wear than units that run at 3,600 rpm. A self-tensioning belt and rigid engine-to-generator attaching plate enable the UCM1-3.5 to run at 2,800 rpm.

The UCM1-3.5 measures 30 inches long by 18 inches wide by 16-1/2 inches high and weighs 200 lbs. with sound enclosure. The suggested price is $6,495.

Next Generation Power,
1732 St. Johns Bluff Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32246, 888/463-9879,
www.nextgenerationpower.com

 

Brighten Docks With Safe LED Lights

Bright outdoor lighting benefits boaters and marina owners by improving visibility and creating a beautiful water scene. Aqualuma’s Dock Light casts a wide glow under and around docks, pilings, seawalls and jetties.

Featuring six, high-output LEDs and a curved face, it is specifically designed for in-water, dock applications.

Aqualuma’s Dock Light LEDs are housed in a patented polymer housing to help withstand environmental forces.

The lamp comes with a fiberglass mounting post, injection-molded, reinforced bracket, stainless steel mounting pins and 16.2 feet of tinned cable.

Aqualuma’s Dock Light is available in Ultra Blue, Ultra Green and Brilliant White. It retails for $777, with piggyback units available for $642.

Aqualuma Marine Lighting, Unit 4 54 Siganto Dr.,
Helensvale 4212, QLD,
Australia,
Alexandra Bader at alex@aqualuma.com,
www.aqualuma.com

 

Norcold Keeps Food And Drinks Cold

Boaters who like having cold food and drinks on a hot day will appreciate the three new NRF (Norcold Refrigerator Freezer) Portable Compressor Refrigerator/Freezers from Thetford Marine.
The NRF-30 has a capacity of 1.06 cu. ft. or the equivalent of 42 (12-oz.) cans, while the NRF-45 is sized at 1.59 cu. ft. and can accommodate 64 cans. The largest model, the NRF-60, has 2.12 cu. ft. to hold 86 cans.

The NRF models utilize CFC-free foam insulation and refrigerant to work better than traditional coolers that require ice. A separate freezer-only section helps users freeze select items, while an easy-to-clean removable wire basket provides convenience and organization.

The stainless steel interior prevents staining and improves cooling.

Thetford Marine,
7101 Jackson Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103,
800/543-1219,
www.thetford.com

 

Anti-Sway Dock Frames Ensure Stability

Floating docks aren’t usually known for their stability, but that can change with Pier Genius’ Anti-Sway Dock Frames.

Supplying a sway reduction of 70 percent over other steel frames, these galvanized frames also offer over 150 percent reduction when compared to aluminum docks.

Some of the lightest frames in the industry, they are available in four sizes: 4 feet by 8 feet, 4 feet by 10 feet, 6 feet by 8 feet and 6 feet by 10 feet, with custom units offered. These docks carry a 25-year warranty.

Pier Genius’ Anti-Sway Dock Frames start at $415.61.The new stationary dock system, priced at $602 for a 4-foot by 8-foot section, has no structural welds and no-bolt installation and removal.

Pier Genius Inc.,
346 Howard Ave.,
Woden, IA 50484, 641/357-1096, www.piergenius.com

 

Power Up With Twin-Cruise Motor

Boaters can double the power of the Torqeedo Cruise electric outboard with the company’s new Twin-Cruise motor.

The new Twin-Cruise motor enables electric propulsion to be used for even more applications, such as running pontoon boats 24 feet and over and planing lightweight vessels on lakes. It’s also great for equipping larger yachts with planing electric tenders and outfitting sailboats with powerful auxiliary outboards.

Available in two versions, the Twin-Cruise 2.0 offers 8 hp and operates on 24V, while the Twin-Cruise 4.0 supplies 16 hp on 48V.

The Twin-Cruise 2.0 weighs up to 77.2 lbs. and the 4.0 has a maximum weight of 81.6 lbs.

Torqeedo Inc.,
171 Erick St. Unit A-1,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014,
815/444-8806,
www.torqeedo.com


14 March 2011 BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN www.YachtsmanMagazine.com


 



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