Five must-have accessories from our Boat Show to upgrade your boat

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The winter period is used by many boat owners to think and dream about accessories to be installed on their boat. Everyone dreams of getting back on board as soon as possible, and looking for a few new things to install with which to “pamper” your jewel is a bit like spending time on a boat even when you’re home in the cold. That’s why the world’s most important trade show dedicated to accessories-the Mets in Amsterdam (where we have been, here you can find the three accessories we liked best and here those awarded at Dame) takes place right around this time. However, there is another boat show where you can find the right accessories for your boat, which takes place year-round and is always open. It is called Boat Show and you can find it within our website. Here are five boat upgrade accessories you can find there.

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1 – Boat Accessories. The plug-and-play desalinator.

Boat Accessories Schenker - Wiki

With Schenker’s new Wiki portable desalinator, you can have fresh water on board any boat without having to install a bulky and heavy machine. Wiki is activated in very few minutes, simply through the quick-connect fittings. What’s more, you can choose to activate it only when you need it, for example, when you are stationary in a roadstead, and it is easily carried on and off the boat (or from boat to boat) with the bag provided.


2 – The carbon rudder wheel

Timone in carbonio 5 razze Carbonautica orizzontale

Carbonautica’s carbon rudder wheels have a monocoque design, are extremely light and easy to handle, and can be customized. The wheels come in different sizes and with four different spoke designs, and in addition to being functional they also have a very pleasing minimalist look that goes perfectly with modern boats.


3 – Boat Accessories. The propeller that makes you go faster under sail

Boat Accessories Autoprop - Brunton's Propellers

Brunton’s Autoprop propeller from Brunton’s Prop ellers changes orientation automatically, adapting to various gaits. These blade adaptations allow the boat to increase speed and thus save some fuel. In practice, a boat with Autoprop reaches X speed at 200 or even 600 engine revolutions less than a boat with a fixed propeller. But the advantage you get from fitting an Autoprop propeller is not only when the engine is running. When sailing under sail, Autoprop allows (again compared to a fixed propeller) a gain from half a knot to two knots, due to the lower resistance opposed to movement.


4 – The Cork Deck

boat accessories for deck

MarineCork processed cork is the lightest material available for deck coating. In addition to weight, the advantages of cork are several. As it gets wet, it increases its non-slip properties, increasing grip; cork also is a thermal insulator so it does not get hot in the sun, does not scald feet, and protects the area below deck from heat and cold.


5 – The racing electronics

Raymarine recently unveiled a new comprehensive system that winks at racers and the world of performance sailing. In addition to hardware innovations, such as Alpha remote touchscreen displays and new Smart Wind wind sensors, there are also software innovations, such as updates to the LightHouse operating system on the Axiom series chartplotters.

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