Even if you’re not buying a boat, there are a million things to see at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. And when it comes to gear, every boater needs more than enough of it. Here are some must-see things to see at the show.
Since the last Miami show a new player in polarized sunglasses for serious boaters and anglers has entered the market—Bajio. They’ll be at Captain Harry’s (#MB6041) with their full inventory and a professional to help you find the pair to suit your boating needs. Take a look at the Nippers with violet mirror, bronze base lenses. They will cut the glare nicely and look great on most faces!
Costa has launched a brand new line of glasses to complement their powerful commitment to sustainable lifestyle—especially on the water. Untangled frames are made from recycled nets gone rogue and removed from the ocean. Every part of the glass is chosen for making the least impact on the environment both in the making of and disposing of worn old glasses. The Santiago’s provide excellent contrast for spotting underwater obstacles and fish, while cutting the glare for easier navigation.
Steiner is known for making crisp, compact, light binoculars ideally suited for professional navigators and military applications. Visit the West Marine Booth to get your hands on a pair of these.
SeaSucker Phone Holder
Cup holders are for cold drinks. Put your phone in this handy folder. A powerful suction cup secures it to any flat, smooth surface then pump it up with the thumb plunger. Make sure the surface is clean and keep the suction cup clean. A warning marker appears if the pump needs another push or two.
The oldest name in navigation, Ritchie is the goto brand of serious boaters and top name brand builders. Models are available to mount on binnacles, surface mount, verticle bulkhead mounting and many more.
Out to sea there is no cellular coverage. Fixed message plans suck. Bivy stick solves that by linking to your smart phone and using a satellite coverage plan to allow you to send text messages conveniently from your phone, channeling them through the sat com network back to cellular for the folks at home. Send SOS, “Baby, I’m gonna be late” or any other message. The device is $200 and plans begin at $15 a month.