Chris Grech

Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media.

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December 29, 2016

Nikon OceanPro Marine Binoculars

by Chris Grech

If you're looking for quality and reliability without breaking the bank, Nikon is one of the best in the business when it comes to optics. The Nikon 7x50 OceanPro CF WP Marine Binoculars follow that mold perfectly.

With the unique demands of a marine environment, the OceanPro binoculars work well with their 7x magnification and built-in illuminated global compass. You don't want to mess around with 12x magnification unless your boat is in flat clam seas. 7x magnification will allow you to quickly locate and identify your target even in rough weather. The built-in compass uses automatic declination in Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere locations and an integral scale for subject size and distance calculation. Nikon's multicoated eco-glass lenses provide crisp, bright images in an ever changing marine environment. The rubber armored, waterproof, fogproof, polycarbonate body is engineered to the highest standards and built to withstand the toughest of marine conditions.

Other great features of the Nikon OceanPro Marine Binoculars include quick and smooth focus control and long eye relief that combine to offer fast subject acquisition and comfortable viewing with eyeglasses. Also included with the OceanPro is a handy a marine-specific floating nylon lanyard which makes locating and retrieving lost binoculars easy. I've been a big fan of Nikon binoculars, rifle scopes and range finders for many years and you really can't go wrong with their products. Nikon also includes a Lifetime No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy for Binoculars, Riflescopes and Fieldscopes for additional piece of mind.

$299.95 MSRP

December 23, 2016

ICOM M93D VHF Marine Transceiver

by Chris Grech

There are a ton of great features packed into a small package of the ICOM M93D VHF Marine Transceiver. With power output of 5W, a 1570mAh Li-ion battery and a waterproof rating of IPX7, the unit will work when you need it most with up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. The user friendly flat sheet keypad makes navigating Icom's common Marine Family User interface a snap. A large full dot-matric LCD display shows easy to read information, even in direct sunlight. Integrated GPS will keep you safe by providing location, bearing and speed. A handy built-in class D DSC receiver for CH 70 is there if you need to make a distress call. The ICOM M93D also packs in features such as Float'n Flash, AquaQuake and Active Noice Cancelling just to name a few. Makes a great gift for the boater in your life, which includes you!


$350 MSRP