This month Boating Industry magazine picked it’s list of the best boating products of 2016. Here at Bailey & Stone we’ve looked at their selection and picked our favourite gear; from life saving devices to high-tech toys, to bring you our personal best boating products of 2016 list, how many of these do you plan on trying out this year?
Bailey & Stone’s Top 5 Boating Products of 2016
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are a essential part of water safety and should be a boating product we all own, but they can often be bulky and uncomfortable.
To fix this Aegis have come up with the Lifeshirt, a everyday water sport look shirt with automatic or manual active inflation built in.
The Lifeshirt is in the early stages and not currently available in the UK, but with Aegis planning on many developments going forward this could be one of the biggest innovations on a range of classic boating products we have seen in many years.
Garmin Quatix 3 Marine GPS Smartwatch
The Garmin Quatix 3 is the latest in marine smartwatch technology.
It is equipped with many important cruising, fishing and sailing features, delivers standard smartwatch notifications for emails and text messages, and importantly looks smart also when on land.
Hobie Cat Mirage i11s
The Mirage i11s is the latest and lightest weight hands-free kayak offered by Hobie.
It’s elegant but simplistic design make it the perfect addition for any boat owner who likes having that extra craft for more fun when on the water.
Premier Pontoons Ricochet Ladder
Ever forgot to put your ladder back into a safe position before setting off?
Well Premier Pontoons has came up with the answer. The Ricochet Ladder is a self retracting ladder that will automatically retract to a safe position if it detects motion.
SeaDek Dual-Density Velcro Helm Station Pad
The SeaDek Helm Station Pad offers the perfect combination of comfort and safety while sitting or standing at your helm for hours on end.
This pad is made from 21mm closed cell foam that absorbs impacts protecting your body, and is made from the latest non-slip technologies.