DokiCam 360 Action Camera

Get a new perspective on your next adventure afloat with this supremely portable, lightweight 360 camera. The DokiCam’s dual fish-eye lenses capture 3K video and 4K photos and the unit can stream live footage and upload instantly to social media.

A whole lot of fun in a tennis-ball-sized package, the DokiCam is a really handy portable action cam and hardy enough to withstand the knocks and spray involved in days out at sea. The three-button operation makes it easy for anyone to use and its IP54 rating makes it dust and water resistant. There is an additional plastic housing you can purchase if you want full waterproofing for underwater shots and footage.

A really simple way fantastic to document your cruising – the DokiCam can upload video to social media platforms at the click of a button.

There are four shooting modes; tiny planet, VR, fish-eye and 360 hemisphere and the DokiCam can be head-mounted, hand-held or mounted to a tripod, rail or helmet. Versatile, portable and rugged – the DokiCam can be used on board, on bikes, hikes and on all sorts of outdoor adventures so is great for outdoors lovers.

On test, battery life proved excellent and construction was pleasingly robust. While serious videographers may prefer higher res video, the DokiCam’s 3K was solid enough, especially at this price point.

An Android and iOS app is available to download and has editing tools as well as one-click sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Weighing in at just 140g, the DokiCam is light but packs a punch on the MBY Cool 50. With a price tag lower than many other hand-held cams yet still offering quality shooting options, the DokiCam is a solid choice for customers who don’t want to spend a fortune but want to be able to record fun recreational and holiday video and stills.

www.dokicam.com

Price: £176

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Esthec Solar Glow Luminous Decking

Whether you’re coming aboard after dinner ashore or simply navigating from one part of the boat to another, even the most sure-footed guests can stumble in the dark. Esthec’s solar-powered illuminating decking can now help light the way.

This fully recyclable composite decking is environmentally friendly, easier to clean and doesn’t get slippery when wet. Oh, and it glows. By day the caulking looks normal but absorbs solar energy which converts to light at nighttime, resulting in the caulking emitting a gentle glow come nightfall.

This isn’t just cool, it’s also really handy as the luminous caulking can illuminate the deck and obstacles such as cleats or steps at night and increase safety on board.

Dutch manufacturer Esthetic has been making composite decking for years and it currently offers 13 colours with a variety of caulking shades. The Solar Glow takes things up a notch and the luminous material can be installed in any desired design or pattern. You can even have the name or boat logo incorporated into the deck design so it glows at night.

The MBY Cool 50 needs a dollop of rubbernecking in its midst and if an illuminated gangway, deck or passerelle with your own moniker worked into the design isn’t going to turn heads, we don’t know what is.

Customers can utilise the Solar Glow wherever they want to on board as it requires no wiring or power and only uses solar energy.

Esthec’s composite decking does not absorb water, which prevents algae from growing on the deck making maintenance a damn sight easier when compared to traditional teak.

Environmentally sound, innovative and enabling even more bespoke deck options, done well this solar-powered decking will look pretty fantastic.

www.esthec.com

 

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Elliot Brown Bloxworth Watch

When a company’s motto is ‘built to go the distance’, we know we’re going to get on like a house on fire. And the Bloxworth is the epitome of a go-anywhere watch – hardy enough to take sailing, skiing, mountain biking and diving with beautiful engineering at its core.

Made by British manufacturer, Elliot Brown, each unit is pressure tested to 200 metres so avid snorkelers will be safe as houses!  In all seriousness, though, this is a company that takes its waterproofing to the next level – one test involved a Bloxworth being left at the bottom of Poole Harbour for a few winter months. It survived unscathed and was still working when it was raised from the bottom of the sea floor. That rugged waterproofing is thanks, in part, to the triple-sealed knurled 6.5mm crown and push buttons. The quality engineering is stand out; it has a hardened, anti-reflective mineral crystal face for clear visibility, there’s plenty of lume, making it legible, Swiss-made 13-jewel chronograph movement, and a three-year battery life encased in a marine-grade shock absorbent casing.  

A combination of heritage and hardiness secures the Bloxworth’s MBY Cool 50 crown.

The clever wrist catch means the watch fits exactly to your wrist size and is really comfortable. It comes in 12 styles and three case finishes including black, sandblasted gunmetal, and brushed and polished stainless steel. Interchangeable strapping options include canvas, solid steel bracelets, and pebbled leather. The watch strap bars are all screws, rather than pins, and can be tightened up if they become loose  – another tough little feature.

This is a super-solid tech divers watch that’s exquisitely designed but tough enough to take whatever you throw at it. Fortunately, for all its rugged features, this timepiece is also a handsome devil, too.

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Price: £450

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Garmin inReach Explorer+

You can’t put a price on peace of mind but fortunately Garmin has kept it affordable in any case.

A tracker, a simple communication device and an emergency SOS locator in one – the Garmin inReach Explorer+ lets you stay in touch wherever you are.

If you don’t have the cash to splash on an expensive satellite phone, this halfway house ensures that when you do venture offshore – where mobile phones and Wi-Fi no longer cut the mustard – you can still be tracked and send messages back to loved ones or crew.

The gadget allows users to send and receive simple text messages and for loved ones to track your location.

Essentially a modified handheld GPS, the Garmin inReach Explorer+ is connected to the Iridium satellite network, meaning that in addition to the plotter functions it can also send and receive text alerts, act as a tracker and an emergency SOS locator.

On test during a cruise from Nassau to the Exumas, the inReach Explorer+ took around 20 minutes to set up and functions proved intuitive and simple to follow.

The Earthmate app pairs the device with a smartphone and enables the user to download charts of the cruising area, which can provide a handy back up to the primary chartplotter.

On shore, the Explorer+ could be tracked on the inReach website charts, which included real-time position, heading and speed and gave welcome peace of mind.

What was really impressive, and another reason why this innovative little handheld has cemented a place on the MBY Cool 50, is the level of detail and accuracy at hand for those on shore tracking a vessel. Not only could we chart the boat’s progress but the detailed aerial imagery was astounding  – showing the exact bay where the boat anchored. Text messages back and forth from the boat to the shore team worked well and will be a great boon when loved ones are apart.

To access the Iridium network an active satellite subscription is required. Annual subscriptions range from £12.99 to £84.99 per month but there is a month-to-month plan available for £16.99.

www.garmin.com

Price: £449.99

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Garmin inReach Explorer+

You can’t put a price on peace of mind but fortunately Garmin has kept it affordable in any case.

A tracker, a simple communication device and an emergency SOS locator in one – the Garmin inReach Explorer+ lets you stay in touch wherever you are.

If you don’t have the cash to splash on an expensive satellite phone, this halfway house ensures that when you do venture offshore – where mobile phones and Wi-Fi no longer cut the mustard – you can still be tracked and send messages back to loved ones or crew.

The gadget allows users to send and receive simple text messages and for loved ones to track your location.

Essentially a modified handheld GPS, the Garmin inReach Explorer+ is connected to the Iridium satellite network, meaning that in addition to the plotter functions it can also send and receive text alerts, act as a tracker and an emergency SOS locator.

On test during a cruise from Nassau to the Exumas, the inReach Explorer+ took around 20 minutes to set up and functions proved intuitive and simple to follow.

The Earthmate app pairs the device with a smartphone and enables the user to download charts of the cruising area, which can provide a handy back up to the primary chartplotter.

On shore, the Explorer+ could be tracked on the inReach website charts, which included real-time position, heading and speed and gave welcome peace of mind.

What was really impressive, and another reason why this innovative little handheld has cemented a place on the MBY Cool 50, is the level of detail and accuracy at hand for those on shore tracking a vessel. Not only could we chart the boat’s progress but the detailed aerial imagery was astounding  – showing the exact bay where the boat anchored. Text messages back and forth from the boat to the shore team worked well and will be a great boon when loved ones are apart.

To access the Iridium network an active satellite subscription is required. Annual subscriptions range from £12.99 to £84.99 per month but there is a month-to-month plan available for £16.99.

www.garmin.com

Price: £449.99

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Exposure Marine RAW Pro Head Torch

Beam us up, Scotty! At long last a durable, robust marine head torch that will light up even the darkest cuddy or engine bay.

The RAW Pro head torch is waterproof to 2m, shockproof to 5m and is built to withstand the harshest environments. Don’t just take our word for it either – the RAW Pro was put through its paces by top racing sailors including Ian Walker and Alex Thompson during its development and testing phase.

The result is a handy head torch that is made for easy use on board. The single-button operation can select between powerful white or red beams, with three power levels for each and leaves both hands free for the task at hand. There is also a white strobe for use in an emergency. A swivel clip allows angle adjustment when working and the torch can detach from the headband for use as a compact handheld light.

The MBY Cool 50 is not just about uber-stylish products and new kids on the block, functional kit is just as important to us and the MBY team loves this robust little torch for its practicality and durability.

Run time depends on the mode selected; burn time on high red is around two hours and up to 25 hours on ‘low’ optimized night-vision red. The white light will run for one hour on high, or ten hours on low mode.

The simple traffic-light battery feedback is pleasingly clear and ensures you never get caught out with a flat battery and the comfortable headband is easily adjusted and machine washable. The torch charges in 1.5 hours via USB and customers receive a lifetime guarantee on the high-end LED (200 lumens).

Whether you’re caught in an emergency, doing your engine checks or tinkering on board, boat owners want tough kit that they can rely on time and time again and the RAW Pro ticks all the boxes.

 

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Price: £119

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FRĒ Case for iPhone 7/8

There is nothing worse than watching your beloved smartphone hitting the deck. That heart-in- mouth moment when you pick it up praying the screen hasn’t smashed, again. Or worse still seeing it bounce off the bathing platform into the drink. Banish broken screens and water-logged phones with Lifeproof’s Fre phone case.

FRĒ for iPhone

The Fre is waterproof, dustproof, smashproof and pretty much bulletproof and unlike other 360 cases on the market it doesn’t add too much bulk or weight to your smartphone’s overall ergonomics.

Its submersible to 6.6 feet for one hour so is perfect for snapping away underwater, too.

All the iPhone features still work as normal with touchscreen, cameras, sensors and controls operating in the same way even through the case.The most durable, reliable and protective case for life on the water, the Fre’s place on the MBY Cool 50 was a no-brainer.

The Fre is available for other iPhone models and some Samsung and Google devices.

For customers put off by utilitarian designs of other rugged phone cases, the Fre comes in several attractive colour palettes and offers complete coverage against the elements.

The case solidly snaps together, keeping the elements out but comes with a tool to help you remove your iPhone from its case if you ever feel the need to do so. A coin also works pretty well.

The only case we love more than this one is Lifeproof’s Fre Power, a case with all the Fre capabilities but with the addition of an in-built charge meaning users can have an extra boost of charge and recharge on the go. This model is currently only available for purchase in the US, but we hope it returns to our shores soon.

www.lifeproof.co.uk

Price: £69

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Gocycle G3

The king of the e-bikes. When we say this nippy two-wheeler has race car engineering we mean it – the Gocycle G3 was designed by former McLaren employees and is leagues ahead of its rivals when it comes to style, build quality and performance.

The magnesium alloy frame is ultra lightweight, the battery is neatly integrated into the frame and the slick quick-release wheels clip on to the single-sided fork with a simple twist-and-lock design. Designed to replicate a traditional full-size bike, riders can adjust the height and angle of the handlebars and the ride quality on test was applauded by the entire MBY judging panel.

The fatter tyres, larger wheels, rigid frame, shock absorber and well-cushioned saddle all contributed to the class-best ride. Add in excellent hydraulic brakes and it’s easy to see why riders felt so confident underway. The Gocycle G3 was responsive to even the smallest manoeuvre and with an impressive 50-mile range, this is one of the few electric bikes currently on the market that you can comfortably cover longer distances on.

Riders can select from zero to 100 per cent motor assistance and the Gocycle has a top speed of 15.5mph. An LED dashboard runs the width of the handlebars, displaying battery life and the selected mode and an app allows you to monitor performance and customise your power settings.

Rather than folding down, the Gocycle disassembles (the saddle post lifts out and the wheels come off) and all parts stow neatly into a wheeled carry bag.

A sterling piece of kit that deserves a spot on the MBY Cool 50 thanks to its peerless ride, handling and stunning construction. Owners can clearly see where the money has been spent in this high-tech design and for those in the market for the most advanced and comfortable electric bike, the Gocycle is streaks ahead.  

www.gocycle.com

Price: £3,299

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Dubarry Crosshaven Boots

Whether you’re crossing the ice-laden waters of Svalbard, doing some hard labour on the foredeck or putting the boat in the water in Poole Harbour, boots that remain impregnable to the sea are crucial. The Dubarry Crosshaven is as rugged and tough as a sailing boot gets.

Whether you’re crossing the ice-laden waters of Svalbard, doing some hard labour on the foredeck or putting the boat in the water in Poole Harbour, boots that remain impregnable to the sea are crucial. The Dubarry Crosshaven is as rugged and tough as a sailing boot gets.

Typically you need three things from your boots; to stay dry whatever the weather throws at you, to keep your feet warm if things turn chilly and to provide breathability to maximise comfort and minimise the pong when you lever them off after a tough day on board.

Developed in association with a Volvo Ocean Race team, the Crosshaven came out top of the crop on test and performs excellently in all weather.

Gore-Tex lining keeps the inside of the boot waterproof and fairly free from sweat and condensation while the upper section of the boot is protected with a mixture of leather and Cordura, an uber-tough, canvas-like fabric.

The boots have a good non-slip sole and also feature a reinforced toe and heel, which adds extra support and protection and two reflective strips run around the shaft of the boot.  

Inside there’s lots of thermal insulation and the really good-sized gaitor has an adjustable draw-cord collar that secures foul weather gear and prevents wash back. The gaitor section gets double thumbs up thanks to its drainage mesh at the bottom of the leg.

But why did these boots kick the others to the curb to make it on to the MBY Cool 50? Traditionally the weak spot on sailing boots is the seams – lateral wear and tear causing them to fail. The Crosshaven sports minimal seams and by reducing the potential weak spots Dubarry has produced a tougher, stronger and more hardwearing boot.  

You could spend your life (and a lot of cash) replacing your boots every season or invest in a tough pair that will last for years and not let you down. We know where our money would go.  

And not that we like to admit that looks matter, but the Crosshavens do look the part on shore as well as on deck.

www.dubarryboots.com

Price: £349

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