NOW THERE’S A GOOD IDEA!
Every year at the Miami International Boat Show, the NMMA Innovation Awards recognize
manufacturers who strive to make boating bigger and brighter with clever creations By Ann DermoDy
84 | BoatU.S. magazine APRIL | MAY 2014
PRACTICAL BOATER | NEW GEAR
TAke The mASk off
Love snorkeling but hate masks and tubes?
Now you have an alternative with the Zayak
Sea Sled, a hard plastic, glass-bottomed raft with
a neoprene dry mask that blocks out all the light and
reflection, giving you great visuals of what’s floating below.
The best bit is you can just lie there and relax while your fellow
swimmers paddle like ducks to stay afloat.
$325 | www.zAyAkSeASleD.com
In A SnAp!
Fed up of grappling with messy fuel filters while
underway? No need to any more with the marine
SNAPP Fuel Filter Water Separator.
You buy the initial unit with a bracket, and when
it’s time for a service, simply snap in a new filter
and throw the old unit away. And another bonus? It
requires no tools! $63 | www.pArker.com
for a video of more great innovations, in-
cluding this SnApp fuel filter, see our video
There are great ideas that come along to save you time and effort while adding to your fun
quota. But occasionally something comes over the horizon that might just revolutionize the
industry. BRP is aiming to do that with their Spark Sea-Doo personal watercraft. It costs
40 percent less than its nearest rival, is made of a lightweight durable 100-percent
recyclable Polytec, making it half the weight of its competitors’ lightest offering.
Best of all? You can tow it with a compact car. So no need to buy a new tow
vehicle to pull your new, cost-effective PWC, which comes in five eye-watering,
candy-crush colors. For another $600 for the trailer, you’re on the water for
less than $6,000. $4,999 | www.SeA-Doo.com
Do you have the busted-up
knuckles to prove your struggles
with changing your battery
switch? Marinco’s E-Z-Mount
Battery Switch aims to save
your hands and expletives with a
patent-pending switch that lets
you wire from the front. Take
the top off the switch, add the
wiring, then clip on the actuator
and cover. Simple. Brilliant.
$50 | www.mArInco.com