Must Have Gadgets
Nothing is more frustrating in boating than twisting the starter key and getting a useless click, or switching on the stereo and getting the Ode to Silence. And to many, there is nothing more confusing than the myriad battery choices, both types and sizes, all requiring different maintenance, offering varying benefits and posing unique liabilities. To help unravel some of the voodoo, here an article on making sure you always have 12-volt power and the equipment to refresh it. Read more >>>
Everyone wants to be an insider, and you can be one too! Choose your poison: sign-up for our Newsletter, join us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Do all three and you'll be swimming in the the latest news, reviews, videos and more SGBoating goodness!

Sign-up for the DocksideNews newsletter and find out about the latest news, the hottest boats, and the most up to date local boating scenes around Singapore. Let us keep you up-to-date!
Become a SGBoating soldier! Join us on Facebook and share the best boating news, buying guides, videos and other cool information directly with all your friends. Some might even thank you for it!
Do you like information in small snippets? Then our Twitter feed is just for you. Follow SGBoating and you'll be able to catch up daily on our latest contents, or even interact directly with our team. Tweet Tweet!
Join the thousands and follow the best of us on Facebook

Join the thousands and follow the best of us on Twitter

 DockSideNews SIGN-UP
type email here & click red icon 
FilterBoss fuel polishing modules (FPM) are designed to fit into tight engine compartments. The have such a small footprint that many boat owners will now be able to install a filtration system where tradiutional units would have never fit before. 

This allow them to take advantage of the advanced onboard fuel polishing to virtually eliminate diesel fuel contamination, the number one cause of engine problems 
50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. 

HERO4 Session delivers stunning video quality. Capture high-resolution 1440p30 and 1080p60 video that’s sharp and lifelike. High frame rate 720p100 video enables exceptionally smooth slow-motion playback of your best moments. 

With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to your kayak, to hanging with friends. Keep one onboard your boat to record all the memories! 

The new MerCruiser 4.5L is the latest response from Mercury Marine to a change in the supply of engines it feels are suitable for inboard marinization. Designed and built in-house, the MerCruiser 4.5L is a 4.5-liter V6 that will have an initial rating of 250 hp. Mercury is pitching the 4.5L as an alternative to the 260-hp 5.0-liter V8. In the future expect a de-tuned version of the 4.5L to be offered by Merc as a replacement for the 220-hp 4.3L V6.

The 4.5L has a WOT range of 4800 to 5200 rpm.Mercruiser says that while the 4.5L makes less peak torque than the 5.0 V8, its torque curve is broader and flatter than that of the V8, good for mid-range power in the marine cruising rpm zone. 

The first pair of 4.5L engine will be found onboard a new 2016 model year Chaparral 310 Signature Cruiser. 
Bigger, best, brightest. The 18 Series is the latest edition to Aqualuma’s Thru-Hull range. Designed to illuminate the worlds largest yachts.

The 18 Series is Aqualuma largest thru-hull option. Designed for large vessels and superyachts, the 18 Series delivers a huge light output at an affordable price in the patented, one piece polymer housing and has the ability to be serviced from inside the vessel. 

The 18 Series ultra light is encased in the same 12 Series housing and gives Aqualuma 6 and 12 Series owners the ability to upgrade to the18 Series from inside the boat with no haul out.

Email to for more pricing information. 

LOWRANCE announced today a new Outboard Pilot for use with theIR High Definition System (HDS) chart plotter series. This easy-to-use autopilot system allows fingertip steering of the outboard engine, giving anglers an “extra hand,” so they can focus more on their fishing activity.

Designed for single outboard set-ups on boats 30ft (9m) or less in length, the Lowrance Outboard Pilot can steer to a selected heading, waypoint or along a route, as well as execute a selected turn pattern.

The Outboard Pilot is easy to install and configure, right out of the box, featuring all the required parts for a do-it-yourself solution. 

For more information on the Lowrance Outboard Pilot, please visit
Demand for fresh water on pleasure craft has increased dramatically in recent years. Many of us now expect daily fresh water showers, pressurised plumbing, and unlimited drinking/washing water. 

Obtaining water on shore from jetties and marinas is becoming difficult and unpredictable. Having a desalination (water maker) system provides independence and flexibility in your boat holiday planning. Until now, the only option has been a complex system built into your boat. The high cost, complexity, and maintenance requirements of such systems have been daunting. Now there's a simple, low maintenance, and inexpensive water maker that doesn't need to be installed in to your boat but a portable unit you can bring along and use it on your next boat when you upgrade.

With prices starting from just SG$7,500 and distributed in Singapore by Blue Water Marine Supplies ( See the video of this portable water maker here - Rainman Desalination

MARINE TRAFFIC is a paid Apps for ship (yachts and boats included) tracking based on AIS technology. 

Enjoy high performance full and simplified world maps, port database, vessel details and current position, track history, ship photos and latest maritime headlines at Marine Traffic

The apps provides free AIS information for over 100,000 vessels worldwide. You can find further details for each vessel such as: name, AIS type, gross tonnage, draught, callsign, current course, destination and expected time of arrival, speed and coordinates of the vessel and even last five port calls. 

Want to know where your friends is currently cruising or fishing anywhere in Singapore or the World? Marine Traffic will find it for you.

Marine Traffic also displays information for over 13,000 ports all over the world and allows you to track them on the map. You can find information for each port's locode, its size and you can even see nearby ports onto the map.

Marine Traffic is available on Google Play and AppStore for your Android, iPhone or iPad device. You can track ships on map, browse photos, organize your own ship list and more...  

Copyright 2019 SGBoating Pte Ltd - All rights reserved