From the April 2021 issue of 48° North.

Mantus Universal Stern Anchor Bracket

Having a dedicated place for a stern anchor can be a conundrum on any boat, which is a riddle that Mantus set out to solve with their Universal Stern Anchor Bracket. The mount allows you to store an anchor of any shank design on the rail in the cockpit or on the bow using adjustable rollers to customize the bracket. Attached to the rail with U-bolts, the tight fitting rollers eliminate any movement, yet the anchor easily slides in and out of the polished 316 L stainless steel housing. Quick to deploy in an emergency, especially when short on crew, the Mantus Stern Anchor Bracket allows you to have an anchor rigged and ready to go on the push-pit that you can set at a moment’s notice. Price: $297.


Ronstan Weatherproof Bags

Ronstan Sailing recently launched their newest range of weatherproof gear bags, designed for boaters and active outdoor enthusiasts of all types. To make for a lighter yet extremely durable and watertight bag, they employ the latest thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) coated waterproof material with fully welded leak-proof construction. Four bags round out Ronstan’s series: the 55-liter Roll-top Dry Crew Bag, 55-liter Dry Backpack, 30-liter Roll-top Dry Crew Bag, and the 10-liter Dry Bag. Features of the various bags include a padded neoprene sleeve inside the main compartment of the 30, extra internal and external storage on the 55 Backpack, a clear window to see what’s inside the 10, and much more. Whether it’s for sailing, surfing, SUP’ing, heading to shore in the dinghy, or traveling, there is a bag to suit your needs. Price: Starting at $36.99.


Torqeedo Deep Blue Saildrives

Torqeedo has launched two powerful new saildrive options, the Deep Blue 50 SD and Deep Blue 100 SD. The quiet, emission-free, fixed saildrives are designed for reliable, environmentally friendly cruising and are fully integrated into Deep Blue’s advanced propulsion and onboard energy management systems. The 50 kW and 100 kW saildrives offer efficient hydrogeneration, which keeps the system’s high-capacity batteries with BMW technology charged while under sail. Beyond hydrogeneration, renewable energy from solar panels and wind can easily be integrated into the central system, along with a range extender for seamless backup power. The units come with a charger, remote throttle and onboard computer with display. Price: N/A.