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During your summer cruise, unless you are a “roadstead savage,” you should plan to spend some time moored in the various ports.
Since you are on vacation, equip yourself in such a way that even your stay at the dock is not without comfort: starting with internet on board, moving through solutions that allow you to get on and off the boat with greater ease and safety (a key factor if you have children on board) to the ventilation of spaces below deck, a factor that, if underestimated, will make you sweat your ass off this summer!

luxbomaLUXBOMA
Patented by Italy’s Binding Union, LuxBoma is a double cockpit light (the main white one and the courtesy red one) with LEDs: the special feature of this product is that it is not to be hung, but embedded in the groove of the boom. The light bodies are watertight according to the IP67 standard and made of anodized aluminum-they have a guaranteed lifetime of 30 thousand hours. Prices from 170 euros. www.webnautica.it

bicycle-folding-marinerMARINER FOLDING BIKE
The Mariner folding bike is one of the pier “classics” by virtue of its low weight (12 kilograms) and the fact that it takes only 10 seconds to fold up thanks to a unique, patented system. The dimensions of the folded bike are 77x58x28 centimeters-you can store it below deck or even in a dedicated locker. Single gear, it has 16 “x1.75” light alloy wheels and carbon steel frame painted with epoxy resins. Price: 330 euros. www.nauticplace.com

caframo fanCAFRAMO TAKU
Caframo’s Taku is a rotating fan that attaches to hatches through suction cups and is powered directly from the boat’s batteries. Great for use in port on windless, sunny days when below deck the temperature becomes unbearable. Its capacity is 14 cubic meters per minute-you can reciprocate the air of a 12-meter boat in 10 minutes. Price: 264 euros. www.mazzeonautica.it

air-gangwayAIR GANGWAY
If you want to have a wider-than-normal gangway to comfortably get on and off the boat, you can opt for an inflatable Air Gangway. It comes up to 75 cm wide (with custom models up to 100 cm wide) and has a capacity of 200 kilograms: when you no longer need it, you deflate it (inflator and bag included) and store it in a locker! Prices from 1,360 euros. www.airgangway.com

Gangway_polymer_4POLYMER WALKWAYS
The catwalks produced by Slovenia’s Polymer are made of high-end carbon composite: they are available in both fixed 2.2-meter and folding versions (2.2 and 2.8 m) and weigh very little (8 kg the fixed, 8.5 kg the folding 2.2-m version). In addition, they have many other advantages: they are buoyant and have a non-slip surface, all materials are treated with UV protection, and the side portions have an anti-scratch system. They come with included all the fittings needed for installation. For all models, the estimated load capacity is 300 kg. Prices from 770 euros. www.nauticplace.com

u-cleat-1UNIMER U-CLEAT
To avoid tugging that would impair the strength of the lines, you might opt for a rubber compensator. U-Cleat is made of EPDM rubber with fiberglass-reinforced polyamide inserts molded together with the rubber itself. Easy to insert and remove, the compensator can also be easily applied to a line equipped with a spliced eyelet or redancia at both ends. Prices from 25.90 euros. www.accastillage-diffusion.it

table-wellCOCKPIT TABLE
A good cockpit table will allow you to host lucrative lunches and dinners in the harbor as if you were at home. Without going too elaborate, a stainless steel model like the one we show you (with folding legs, 70 cm high and with a 113×72 cm top) will do the trick. It costs more than aluminum models but does not deteriorate. Price: 218.34 euros. www.nauticplace.com

Captifi-ZoomCAPTIFI ANTENNA
Designed to solve the problem of WiFi coverage on the boat when docked in the harbor, Captifi is a small, compact and powerful repeater antenna that is fully powered through a USB port. The antenna is totally waterproof and can be flush mounted on deck. Price: 229 euros. www.nauticplace.com

sleeveWIND SLEEVE
Standing 185 cm tall, this wind sleeve is the optimal solution for staying cool. It allows ample ventilation, and is universal for both sail and motor hulls, adaptable to any manhole or hull. Completely made of colored nylon. Disassembled in seconds, it is sold complete with case Price: 54.35 euros. www.nauticplace.com

fender2step2FENDER 2 STEP
The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Why not take advantage of the fenders as an aid to getting into the boat? This is the concept behind the Fender 2 Step, manufactured by Dan-Fender of Denmark: it is a PVC fender with a central hole and two side attachments that provide greater stability. www.fenderstep.com

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