Product & industry review
Leatherman Bonus Pack from GME
Two iconic names GME and Leatherman join forces, offering a tremendous ‘Bonus Pack’ in the lead up to Christmas 2011.
Between mid-November and December 31 GME will package a Leatherman Wingman multi-tool, valued at $59 with the highly popular white GX600 VHF radio.
The Wingman is a new release from Leatherman, boasting 14 practical tools, for jobs around the home, or on the boat. Tools include a patented one-hand opening and newly-designed spring action pliers, wire strippers, combination knife and screwdrivers to name a few, all contained in a lightweight stainless steel body complete with a handy belt loop holster.
The Leatherman bonus packs will be available for a limited period or while stocks last, so make sure you watch out for the eye-catching custom GX600 / Wingman promotional package at your local GME marine dealer.
For additional information regarding this promotion, please visit www.gme.net.au or contact your favourite GME marine retailer.
Jabra Sport Bluetooth stereo headset
Jabra has answered the call of active people with the release of the Jabra SPORT Bluetooth stereo headset. This multi-function surround-sound headset lets you listen to music, take calls, change tracks, adjust the volume – all with one easy-to-use device.
The ideal outdoor companion, the Jabra SPORT has been built with US military-grade certification for dust, wind, water and shock resistance. The Jabra SPORT’s three different sets of silicone ear gels ensure a comfortable experience, while the behind-the-ear shape promises a secure fit, making sure it won’t fall out while you’re running, walking or kayaking.
The Endomondo Sports Tracker application lets you track your workouts, providing speed, distance and duration updates with options to pause or resume, as well as visually track your previous running route on your smartphone via GPS.
For extra motivation, Endomondo will keep you up-to-date with friends and family, streaming your results live to your Facebook account and automatically reading out your friends’ feedback or your workout results live as you exercise.
Dick Smith – dicksmith.com.au
Gill Technical Wide Brimmed Hats are back
Ready for summer, the Gill Technical Wide Brimmed Hat is back.
Designed specifically for sailing, the wide-brimmed hat keeps the sun out of your eyes and off your neck.
The fabric is both fast wicking and quick drying, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable on those hot summer days. It also has a water resistant finish and provides UPF 50+ sun protection.
Now available in silver grey in two sizes, medium or large and an integrated retainer clip has been added.
Gill Australia – 02 9939 5145; www.gillaustralia.com
Australiawide Boat Sales NSW merges with Sydney Yachting Centre at The Spit
As of 1st September, Australiawide NSW will be basing its operations from the Sydney Yachting Centre offices at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.
“The new combined brokerage now offers a wide range of yachts from racing, through cruising to high quality classics and we’re looking to build our range of power boats. Having been established at the Spit for some 30 years now, we’re in a position to offer some real service,” said Geoff Pearson.
Jeff Rowe added, “this exciting new venture allows us to market effectively in Pittwater, Sydney Harbour and South East Queensland. In short we’ve now got the East Coast covered.”
To view their complete range of boats go to www.australiawide.com and www.sydneyyachtingcentre.com.au or contact Clive Gregory 0419 175 562 Jeff Rowe 0414 236 337 or Geoff Pearson 0413 536 930.
Sunsets are worth sharing!
Did you know ... it is a scientifically proven fact that viewing the sunset stimulates a chemical in your brain that promotes sound sleep?
There are no rules as to when you should raise the CU @ Sunset flag … we all know it’s five-o’clock somewhere! When the sun descends into the horizon in a fiery flash of colour we have the best intentions of lowering the flag in true naval spirit, however, sometimes the rules are there to bend and sway and be merry!
Raising a flag from the spreaders adds colour and festivity to any boat and now with this flag flying there is a message that your boat is going to be celebrating the sunset – so come on over!
RRP $29.95. Dimensions 600mm x 390mm.
Grotty Yachty – www.grottyyachty.com.au or 0411 271 387.
Catch a great deal this Honda Season
Honda Marine dealers around Australia are offering great deals on Honda’s entire outboard engine range until 31 December 2011.
From the compact BF2.3 right up to the class-leading BF225, boaters in the market for a new outboard are encouraged to hurry into their local Honda dealer to hook the best deals.
Honda Australia marine manager Chris Shultz said it would be a case of ‘the early bird catches the worm’ in regard to taking full advantage of Honda Season.
“With discounts spanning the entire range, adding to the hype in the build-up to peak boating season in most parts of the country, deals like this won’t last long,” Mr Schultz said.
“Honda customers will get an outboard that’s value far exceeds the price paid for it – in regard to unequalled reliability, incredible fuel efficiency and exceptional performance.”
Honda Australia – 1300 559 846; www.honda.com.au