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2013 Miami Boat Show

Gear, gadgets, accessories and electronics from the 2013 Miami Boat Show.

February 18, 2013
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Boats peppered the convention floor Thursday morning, as boat and accessories manufacturers anticipated the day’s crowds. In this gallery of photos, you’ll see a variety of electronics, gear and accessories. If there is not a caption attached to a photo, either the photo accompanies the proceeding photo(s) or the photo is self-explanatory.
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The Garmin booth had key new products, including the GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm Series.
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As part of the introduction, an entire presentation on the 8000 Glass Helm Series was given.
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Event goers could even demo the GPSMAP 8000.
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Raymarine introduced the Raymarine Dragonfly plotter.
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The Raymarine Dragonfly plotter is detailed in a blog post by Glenn Law.
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Raymarine also featured its Evolution autopilots, which incorporate EV sensor core, 9-axis heading sensor and full function course computer.
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Also on display were Raymarine’s TH-Series of night vision cameras.
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With Minn Kota’s LINK system for its iPilot, anglers can use their Humminbird electronics and Minn Kota to communicate with each other.
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Humminbird 360 imaging allows anglers to see up to 150 feet in each direction from the boat. Great for spotting bait schools.
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The 360 imaging is mounted to the transom or a bracket and deploys similar to the Minn Kota Talon.
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Some of FURUNO’s fish finders now feature a fish size analyzer function called ACCU-FISH.
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FLIR continued with its night-vision technologies. FLIR is also the parent company of Raymarine.
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FLIR’s M-Series was featured at the show, allowing boaters to control radar, charting, sounder, and thermal imaging on one multifunction display. The M-Series is also less expensive than some of the other FLIR series.
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The FLIR First Mate series of thermal imaging now comes in a gray color.
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Engel had on display its recently released portable, live bait cooler.
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King Sailfish Mounts was on hand at the show, showing off its classic gamefish trophies.
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YETI teamed up with West Marine to display its Tundra coolers.
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Underwater photographer Tony Ludovico displayed his work and signed autographs.
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This SURFTECH Blacktip Stand-up Paddle Board was on display at the West Marine booth. It’s made from a “natural composite” core material based on cellulose fiber.
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The GoPro Hero 3 was for sale on display at the West Marine booth.
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West Marine announced the winners of its fourth annual Green Product of the Year Award.
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The Attwood Fuel Demand Valve only allows fuel to pass when the engine pulls fuel from the tank.
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West Marine CFA Bottom Paint is a copper-free, dual biocide, water-based antifouling paint that uses new metal-free Econea biocide combined with a slime fighting inhibitor.
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Gray Taxidermy drove down from Pompano Beach to show off their lifelike fish replicas.
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The Billfish Foundation had an area for t-shirts and other clothing gear.
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Salt Water Sportsman’s John Brownlee was featured on the Big Game Room Hall of Fame.
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AFTCO had a full booth for all its performance gear.
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At the AFTCO booth, different styles of fishing gloves included release, short-pump and sun protection.
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Yellowfin Yachts was showing off new clothing gear, as well as its line of boats.
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Hell’s Bay boats was at the show, supporting the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation.
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Sealegs is an amphibious vessel, that allows boaters to launch and retrieve their vessel safely without a trailer.
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Line-X, known for its durable covers of truck beds, jumped into the marine scene. A number of boats at the show featured Line-X Marine Coating.
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The C-Pack is a motorized all-terrain boat trailer with track drive.
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There were a number of stand up paddle board companies showing off their latest designs, including the YOLO board. #YOLO
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The DeLorme inReach is a compact satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages from virtually anywhere in the world.
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The Caframo Taku Fan is an easy-to-install hatch fan that features push button controls, LED lamp, and suction cup mounts with a pivoting axis.
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The Isotherm Smart Energy Control maximizes the performance of your boat’s refrigeration system automatically.
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Columbia’s Drainmaker and Powerdrain shoes allow water to pour out of this unique water shoe style.
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CAT partnered with OCEARCH to provide financial support for Chris Fischer’s next nine shark research expeditions.
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SEA TOW was at the show offering prizes such as free memberships.
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FCI’s reverse osmosis watermakers provide fresh water for small pleasure crafts to megayachts.
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