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Beyond Basic Safety Gear

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Boating with Drones

Electronics & Gear

Electronics & Gear
Any boat enthusiast will tell you with boat ownership comes electronics and gear—and lots of it! Researching which boating gear is necessary for your boat can feel like a full time job. At Southern Boating, our writers and boating experts have decades of experience reviewing electronics and gear to determine the best. We’ve done the legwork for you! We provide insider tips, insights, trends, and resources for hundreds of products. Browse through articles that include product photos, pricing, detailed specifications, links to manufacturer websites, tips on best use and much more! We’re always looking for the latest and greatest electronics and gear. Have a product that you’d like Southern Boating to review? Contact bonnie@southernboating.com for a review and possible inclusion on our website!

Perko LED Lights

Be Safe and Be Seen with Perko LED Lights. Before you cross the Gulf Stream to the islands, ensure your boat is well lit. Perko’s...

Navionics new apps

Navionics celebrates 30 years in business this year, but instead of resting on its laurels, the company has taken steps to incorporate bold new...

New radar helps Maryland defeat oyster poachers

The ecological importance of healthy oyster populations is well-known by now, and Maryland’s Natural Resources Police (NRP) are using new radar technology to stop...

The Candy Striped Lighthouse

The Candy Striped Lighthouse is a beautifully
 illustrated poem about the Elbow Reef Lighthouse
 in Hope Town, Bahamas—the last hand-wound,
 kerosene-mantle, Fresnel-lens operating lighthouse...

Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit

This Is One Smooth Operator The future is here with Volvo Penta’s new Glass Cockpit navigation system. In collaboration with Garmin, Volvo Penta has created...

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