Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

10 great boating gear items appearing at this year's show.

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

You may not walk away with a new boat, but if you go to the Miami International Boat Show every year, you’re unlikely to leave empty handed. If you attend the 2014 show, which runs from February 13-17, check out 10 new gear items to keep your hands full. Costa Del Mar Hamlins and Islas
The sunglass maker Costa Del Mar has several new frame styles to match its 580 lenses, which let you look at the world in HD. These included the new Hamlin frames for men, designed in honor of the famous billfish captain Ron Hamlin, and the Isla frames for women. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, outside booth #3901
Costadelmar.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Interlux Micron CF
This new copper-free bottom paint is designed for multi-season use, without worrying about the negative effects of ablative copper pollutants. Also check out the MarineFilm Instant Gelcoat and Paint Scratch Repair kit. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Booth M69
Yachtpaint.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

SeaStar Solutions Optimus 360 Joystick Control
Optimus 360 for outboards or stern drives can take the stress out of docking and close-quarters handling by synching with your engines and execute fingertip turning. Demos will be available throughout the show. Check out this demo video, here. Where: Sea Isle Marine, Slips 223, 224, 226, 228
Seastarsolutions.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Macris Industries Underwater LEDs
Macris Industries has put out a line of incredibly thin, bright and durable underwater LED lights for recreational boat applications. The company plans to debut a 25-inch and a 49-inch underwater panel at the show. Stop by the booth the check them out. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center
Macrisindustries.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Pettit Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier
This aerosol offers easy spray-on protection for any exposed metal surface above or below your boat's waterline. It dries quickly to prevent corrosion and preserve appearance. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, booth N70
Pettitpaint.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

The Dungaroo
Is your marine sanitation device (MSD) not at the vanguard of marine sanitation? Check out the Dungaroo, a new waterless toilet that uses plastic bags and anti-microbial drops to convert your waste so you can throw the end result in the trash. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, #4232
Sanitationcreations.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Third Reef Foul Weather Jacket
One of West Marine's West Advisor's Top Picks for 2014, this foul weather jacket is 100-percent waterproof and windproof, made of breathable nylon with a fleece collar and an adjustable hood. Check them out along with the other top picks. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Center Pod 2nd level
Westmarine.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Latham Marine Hydraulic Tender Lift
Made of 316 stainless-steel, this lift uses hydraulic cylinders so no hydraulic lines are visible. It's perfect for cruisers looking to mount a tender; it has a weight capacity of 1600 pounds. Where: Hatteras Yachts, Ramp 7, Collins Avenue
Lathammarine.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

Vaavud Wind Meter
Plug the plastic rotor into your smartphone and open up the free Vaavud app and your phone becomes a wind meter. It measures wind speed from 4 to 48 knots, providing actual, mean and maximum wind speeds. While made for sailors, power boaters will also find it a useful tool. Where: West Marine booth, Miami Beach Convention Center, Center Pod 2nd Level
Vaavud.com

Must-See Gear at the 2014 Miami Boat Show

SeaDek Faux Teak
Made of closed-cell foam, SeaDek's faux teak swim platform pads and flooring give any boat the classic nautical look of real teak without the real teak maintenance. It's easy to clean and maintain and holds up well with use. Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, booth N46
Seadek.com