New Boat & Product Launches (NFNP)

Newport For New Products Program – 2018 Entries

Being the first major show of the fall boat show season, foreign and domestic manufacturers embrace the Newport International Boat Show as the place to launch their new boats and boating products. Even better, NIBS is home to the popular Newport For New Products (NFNP) program which, in partnership with three national boating magazines; Cruising World, Sailing World, and Yachting. Industry experts judge each entry on opening day and awards are given for Best New Powerboat, Best New Sailboat, Best New Product – Navigation (including marine electronics), Best New Product – Boat Operation, Maintenance or Boating Safety, Best New Product – Personal Weather Gear (Wearable) and a People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Boat Debut chosen by attendees. The NFNP program also includes a “Green” category, and each company accepted into the NFNP program will be eligible for this award. One winner will be chosen for Best New “Green” Boat and one winner will be chosen for Best New “Green” Product, based on the green benefits and features of their entry.

>>* Arrow indicates that the product offers environmentally friendly features and benefits and is eligible to receive the NFNP Green Award.

The Newport For New Products entries are located on the tabs below.

Best New Electronics Product
 
>> * VAKAROS ATLAS
Vakaros
High-performance sailing/navigation instrument for racing /cruising. Powered by advanced GPS, magnetic and inertial sensors, provides responsive speed and heading, VMG, navigation to waypoints, etc. Connects to wireless sensors, customize display layout w/ Vakaros app.
Reflective sunlight-readable display and energy efficient design minimizes power consumption. Use for multiple boats.
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Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product
 
CATCH & LIFT RESCUE SYSTEM
Parasailor USA, Inc.
Man-Over-Board (MoB) rescue system which functions as a giant pulley, lifting the MoB from the water and directly onto deck, without the need for physical strain or muscle power. Think of a giant pulley, with a boat speed of 1 kt. providing the necessary lifting force.
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Best New Sailboat Over 35 Feet
 
SURFARI 50
The Friendship Yacht Company
The unique design of the Surfari 50 does not compromise its performance or sacrifice aesthetics for function. Sails fast, powers fast, and keeps you out of the sun. Its single level open cockpit plan can be fully customized. Its center console control station promotes a social operating atmosphere, along with an exterior ‘galley-up’ concept and unobstructed visibility.
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Best New Sailboat Under 35 Feet and Best Sailboat Overall
 
FIGARO 32
Beneteau America
Designed for professional short-handed off-shore racing. The new Figaro features: an optimized deck layout, modern, high performance sail plan, advanced hardware, twin rudders, set back mast, bowsprit, and powerful hull shape. Its deep, narrow keel and foils reduce drift and improve boat’s righting moment.
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Best New Powerboat Over 35 Feet and Best Powerboat Overall
 
PALM BEACH GT-50
Palm Beach Motor Yachts
Designed for performance & efficiency, w/ top speed of 42 knots and a 35 knot cruising speed burning a total of 40 gallons p/hour. Pull the throttles back to 25 knots and it achieves 1.1 mile to the gallon. All incorporated into an elegant and stylish express cruiser.
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Best New Powerboat Under 35 Feet And People’s Choice Award
 
BACK COVE 340
Back Cove Yachts
The 34O’s newly designed hull is optimized for outboard propulsion and offers speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional single diesel design. Her accommodations are perfect for cruising, featuring a converting aft-facing seat, separate head and shower units, and all the elegance expected in a Back Cove design.
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Green Award – Boats
 
>> *38 CALVIN BEAL ‘STAR’
SW Boatworks
This spacious vessel is custom designed for pleasure and diving. Quality craftmanship, comfortable interior, fuel efficient with a solar component. Perfect platform due to stability and beam.

‘STAR’ has a direct solar panel component for energizing - thus eliminating generator.

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Green Award – Products
 
>> *EP-50 ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTORS
Elco Motor Yachts
Packs all the benefits of electric propulsion into a motor that looks like a traditional gas outboard. The first offering in our next generation of outboard motors, is powerful, all electric, and the future of propulsion.
Battery operated, eliminates risks associated w/ fuel tanks. Zero emissions.
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Edson Star Award Winners

Best In-Water Powerboat Display:

Grand Banks Yachts, Newport, Rhode Island

Best In-Water Sailboat Display:

Hanse Yachts, Greifswald, Germany

Best Land Display:

Musto, London, England

Best Booth Display:

Jamestown Distributors, Bristol, Rhode Island

Best Overall Display and Edson 2018 Star of the Show:

Grand Banks Yachts, Newport, Rhode Island


OCEANIS 46
Beneteau America
Features a stepped hull shape that widens to the bow, creating amazing interior space without altering performance under sail. Incredible amount of space on deck and inside thanks to a clever choice of fittings. Huge cockpit with great amenities, reclining sun loungers, table seats 8.
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SURFARI 50
The Friendship Yacht Company
The unique design of the Surfari 50 does not compromise its performance or sacrifice aesthetics for function. Sails fast, powers fast, and keeps you out of the sun. Its single level open cockpit plan can be fully customized. Its center console control station promotes a social operating atmosphere, along with an exterior ‘galley-up’ concept and unobstructed visibility.
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X49
Rodgers Yacht Sales, LLC / X-Yachts USA
Latest addition to the successful ‘X’ range. The new X49 offers a wealth of features which enables easy handling in all conditions. Great for family sailing trips, long distance blue water cruising or competitive sailing. The X49 offers the best combination of everything X-Yachts has developed over the years.
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WAUQUIEZ PILOT SALOON 42
Dream Yacht Sale
Elegant, cruising sailboat with excellent sailing capabilities and well-designed social spaces. The interior is comfortable and efficient and the pilot saloon design allows lots of natural light in and offers panoramic views to the outside. Sailors will no longer have to choose between comfort and performance.
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IC 37
Melges
The new IC37 by Melges is a 37-foot modern race boat exclusively for Group 1 sailors. The strict One Design class will provide simple, fun, competitive racing for the Corinthian sailors of the world. Optional interior fit outs available. A modern one design racer with an international reach.
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Hanse 458
Hanse Yachts
Innovative and comfortable with a pioneering design and thrilling performance. Its exquisite interior offers a diverse range of customization options. The Hanse ‘Easy Sailing’ concept enables singlehanded sailing with ease. The deck is free of all halyards and lines – for an uncompromising view and lots of space for relaxing. The Hanse 458 is excellence across 45 feet.
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Hanse 418
Hanse Yachts
Making its North American debut in Newport, the 418 is fast, easy sailing with an elegant design. An ensemble of advanced technology, large L-shaped saloon, double berth master cabin are just a few of the features of the new model. Customization options available.
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Tartan 395
>> *Springline Yacht Sales/TLC Yachts, LLC
Incorporates best features of 4000 & 3700 models. Fast, safe, comfortable interior, more headroom in aft cabin. Twin wheels allow easy access fore and aft, tie-up easy. Double headsail CCR headstay configuration for self-tacking upwind and excellent off-wind sailing under reaches.

Minimum fuel burn under power, vacuum-infusion keeping VOCs low during building.

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RS 21
>> *Zim Sailing
Small cutting-edge sailboat designed to execute a sailing mission really well. A modern boat for teaching sailing, club racing and for individuals who want to go fast, without the fuss or cost of more complex boats.

The greenest sailboat being made as it is partially built with recycled content.

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FIGARO 32
Beneteau America
Designed for professional short-handed off-shore racing. The new Figaro features: an optimized deck layout, modern, high performance sail plan, advanced hardware, twin rudders, set back mast, bowsprit, and powerful hull shape. Its deep, narrow keel and foils reduce drift and improve boat’s righting moment.
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SAFFIER SE 33
Bluenose Yacht Sales
A seaworthy Dutch-built daysailer with fine lines and extraordinary sailing potential in combination with a luxury feel of sailing. Its powerful rig, fast underwater hull w/a modern T-bulb keel, fixed bowsprit for a code zero, and vacuum building technics make the Saffier SE33 light, comfortable and fast. The boat is also set-up for easy singlehanding. Sleeps 2 to 4.
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Draco 27 RS
LC8 Marine Management
Draco offers an unmatched fit and finish in the under 30 ft. outboard driven, family dayboat, bowrider market. Features include custom stainless fittings, optional hand laid teak decks and hand-stitched upholstery. Nothing is overlooked.
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Southport 33 DS
Southport Yachts
The Southport 33 has it all: range, speed, and all the creature comforts for the family cruiser in the FE; or, the space and fish specific options for the experienced angler in the TE. Whether the ideal day on the water is spent racing out to an offshore fishing spot or spending the day on the water surrounded by family and friends, the Southport 33 is built for any lifestyle.
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FORMULA 400 SSC
Formula
The 400 Super Sport Crossover combines deep-V Formula’s FAS3Tech multi-step hull performance and quad outboards w/ open bow and cabin Crossover elements. Full-height windshield & coupe top design encloses the cockpit, cabins offer amenities unprecedented in an open bow design; dinette/sleeping berth, aft stateroom, stand-up head and entertainment galley.
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BERTRAM 61
Total Marine
A Rolls Royce on water crossed with a thundering beast. Every conceivable option comes standard. This amazing sport fishing vessel is made with the latest in technology and materials. The new 61 easily manages rough seas, comes equipped with twin Caterpillar C32A 1900hp engines for astonishing speed, has 3 staterooms, 3 full heads.
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>> *38 CALVIN BEAL ‘STAR’
SW Boatworks
This spacious vessel is custom designed for pleasure and diving. Quality craftmanship, comfortable interior, fuel efficient with a solar component. Perfect platform due to stability and beam.

‘STAR’ has a direct solar panel component for energizing - thus eliminating generator.

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PRINCESS V60
Princess Yachts America
Elegant lines of the new V60 encapsulate an expansive cockpit with generous seating and a fully equipped wet bar. At anchor, the electro-hydraulic bathing platform creates a convenient launch system for a tender. Comfortable accommodations for six guests with a full-beam master stateroom and two further guest cabins.
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CANTIERI GAGLIOTTA LOBSTER 35
Springline Yacht Sales
Atlantic Coastal Ventures introduces the Cantieri Gagliotta, a legendary Italian builder of handmade, classically-styled European yachts with a long tradition of quality. Style, elegance and craftsmanship, teak deck, dinette seats eight. Unique ambiance below deck with sofa, two beds and wardrobe. Polished steel accessories.
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SPORT BOAT 40c
Hinckley Sport Boats
The 40 ft. Sport Boat 40c is a visceral experience that will give you goose bumps and a smile from ear to ear. Unique among outboard-powered production boats, our Sport Boats are built of epoxy-infused carbon from bow to stern. Time on the water is fleeting, make it count.
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PICNIC BOAT 40
Hinckley Yachts
A fresh perspective on the most successful Hinckley series ever. The layout has been completely reimagined for 2018. A remote-powered and fully stowable hull-side door opens as you approach to ease entry. Her Michael Peter’s designed carbon epoxy hull provides 35 knot performance in absolute comfort.
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PALM BEACH GT-50
Palm Beach Motor Yachts
Designed for performance & efficiency, w/ top speed of 42 knots and a 35 knot cruising speed burning a total of 40 gallons p/hour. Pull the throttles back to 25 knots and it achieves 1.1 mile to the gallon. All incorporated into an elegant and stylish express cruiser.
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Damsko 750
Lekker Boats
Passion. Precision. Classic Craftsmanship. Designed like a traditional Dutch day boat, the ingenuity of this all-aluminum center console is the combination of old and new with a completely modernized form. Fully equipped with the latest technology, tailor-made upholstery, and reaches top speeds up to 42knots. Lekker means ‘tasty’ in Dutch but it translates to the coolest boat on the water in America!
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ANTARES 23
Beneteau America
Maximal optimization for a better conviviality: rotating co-pilot backrest seat, facing saloon for 4 people, large, flexible cockpit with aft sunbathing area, well-equipped galley unit. Its new hull increases seaworthiness, real cabin with head. Speed and performances 200HP. Easy transport and launching.
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ANTARES 27
Beneteau America
Maximal optimization for a better conviviality: rotating co-pilot backrest seat, facing saloon for 4 people, large flexible cockpit with aft sunbathing area, well-equipped galley unit. New hull increases seaworthiness, safety gears, two independent and bright cabins with head. Advantages of out-board motorization: Speed and performance 2-200HP, easy transport and launching.
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>> * HYSUCAT FR 28 E
Foiling Ribs
Innovative hull combined w/the Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran System reduces drag while using hulls for stability. Moves/responds even with small engines. Innovative bladder system, Ullman seats.

Smaller engines, ability to stay on plane with less effort reduces fuel consumption. Amount of boat in water is minimal, powerless wake won’t disturb shoreline.

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PILOT 20
Eastern Boats, Inc.
The leader in downeast trailer-able boats has unveiled something new for 2019, a classic runabout. The 20’ Pilot with its big water ride and much larger boat feel is loaded with today’s desirable features, perfect to get your family out for a fun day on the water.
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OXXEAN 320 AL
S & S Marine, LLC
The 320 AL open rib features a powder coated aluminum hull with a bow locker option. Length of the 320 is 10’ 6” and it weighs 117 pounds. Easily fits five people , max HP 20. Comes in light grey or MID grey. Strong and reliable with the best PVC fabric on the market; Mehler Valmex.
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ANTARES 21
Beneteau America
Maximal optimization for a better conviviality: rotating co-pilot backrest seat, facing saloon for 4 people, large, flexible cockpit with aft sunbathing area, cabin with head. Its new hull increases seaworthiness and navigation. Advantages of outboard motorization: Speed and performance 175HP, easy transport and launching.
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Tiara 34LS
Bosun’s Marine
The new Tiara Sport offers sleek styling and thrilling performance , complete with walkaround capabilities, outdoor galley and convertible sun pad. Enjoy multiple lounging spaces and social zones, comfortable sleeping accommodations and head. Luxury day yachting at its best. It’s all in the details!
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BACK COVE 340
Back Cove Yachts
The 34O’s newly designed hull is optimized for outboard propulsion and offers speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional single diesel design. Her accommodations are perfect for cruising, featuring a converting aft-facing seat, separate head and shower units, and all the elegance expected in a Back Cove design.
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JEANNEAU NC 33
Louis Marine, Ltd.
Designed for life on the sea, the NC 33 features sliding glass doors for an open-air feel. A true galley-up coupe design with two private staterooms. A captain’s side entry door leads to a large, safe walkway to bow and stern, fitted with a side entry gate.
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STAPLUG MINI
Forespar Products Corp.
Safety, maintenance and functionality all in one mighty-mini offering. Featuring durable and flexible synthetic materials, waterproof interior floatable storage and holding secure up to 75psi in rough waters, StaPlug Mini fills 1/2” - 1 3/4” openings and will not tear, mold or wear out, providing for a multitude of uses.
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ZIPWAKE INTERMEDIATE & CHINE INTERCEPTORS
IMTRA
Zipwake Dynamic Trim-Control System uses interceptors to eliminate dangerous boat pitch and roll. New Chine interceptors maximize motion control by using the furthest outboard surfaces of the hull for lift generation. When space between multiple outboards is tight, the new, rounded Intermediate style interceptors offer control not possible w/a straight interceptor.
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>> * HYDRO-SHIELD / LARGE
Hydro-Shield, LLC
The Hydro-Shield is a skeg mounted hydrofoil that greatly improves a boats planing efficiency and fuel economy at low to mid-range RPM settings, while protecting the propeller from damage due to underwater impacts.
Its propeller shielding design also protects marine mammals such as manatees and sea turtles from death and injury due to propeller strikes.
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SINGLE LINE REEFING KIT
Viadana USA
For boats under 30 feet. Safe and effective way to reef main sail without leaving the cockpit. Track allows quick adjustment of block for sail shape. All Viadana products are rigorously tested and are designed for longevity and low maintenance.
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SNAPPI CANVAS SNAP CLEANER & LUBRICANT
Snap-A-Lot, Inc.
Clean/lubricates canvas metal snaps. Handheld, w/ 3 abrasive teeth that grab the snap head and with a simple 1/3 turn - cleans residue from the snap and applies a lubricant to the snap head -making the canvas snap on and off with ease.
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>> * VAKAROS ATLAS
Vakaros
High-performance sailing/navigation instrument for racing /cruising. Powered by advanced GPS, magnetic and inertial sensors, provides responsive speed and heading, VMG, navigation to waypoints, etc. Connects to wireless sensors, customize display layout w/ Vakaros app.
Reflective sunlight-readable display and energy efficient design minimizes power consumption. Use for multiple boats.
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TIOLI BOAT DOCK FENDER HOLDER
Tioli
The innovative way to install fenders at your boat slip/dock. The durable marine grade rubber holder easily attaches to docks; fenders drop in, stay out of the water, stay clean, and keeps docks neat. The 10” diameter by 16” height holder will hold many size fenders and creates fender versatility.
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>> * TOTALBOAT HALCYON RUGGED GLOSS VARNISH
Jamestown Distributors
Halcyon Varnishes address the problems of product waste and ‘skinning-over’ inherent in traditional marine varnish packaging. Water-based for fast application, rapid drying, no sanding between coats, UV resistant, durable. Clean w/soap & water, nearly odorless.
Water-based formulas eliminates need for harmful solvents/chemicals for mixing, thinning, cleanup.
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EDSON COMFORTGRIP
Edson International
Now comes in 8” and 12” adhesive strips. Package includes 3 grips designed to fit on 1”- 1¼” diameter railings. These tactile grips ergonomically cushion fingers while providing a secure hold. High-performance Santoprene construction and 3M Adhesive ensures these grips can withstand the harshest conditions.
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CATCH & LIFT RESCUE SYSTEM
Parasailor USA, Inc.
Man-Over-Board (MoB) rescue system which functions as a giant pulley, lifting the MoB from the water and directly onto deck, without the need for physical strain or muscle power. Think of a giant pulley, with a boat speed of 1 kt. providing the necessary lifting force.
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LANDFALL GALERIDER
Landfall Navigation
A complete revamp and manufacturing review has resulted in an easier to deploy design. When seconds count, the Galerider helps to quickly stabilize the situation and provides proven protection when deployed in a rough seaway or for emergency steering.
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>> * POD 600 – WATT & SEA
Bainbridge International, Inc.
New style hydrogenerator designed to be fastened directly to hull of sailboats where standard transom mounts are not possible. Easy start up, no complicated handling, yet same power when compared to classic model.
Generates offshore power without using fossil fuels or producing emissions. Safe, clean, low maintenance.
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HSXV - HYBRID VECTRAN SAILCLOTH
Bainbridge International, Inc.
By using Vectran in the weaving process, HSXV is an incredibly strong and durable sailcloth and ideal for performance applications. Combining Vectran 5mm Matrix ‘Cabe’ Weave with super tenacity UV polyester finish creates the ultimate in woven sailcloth.
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>> *EP-30 ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTORS
Elco Motor Yachts
Packs all the benefits of electric propulsion into a motor that looks like a traditional gas outboard. The first offering in our next generation of outboard motors, is powerful, all electric, and the future of propulsion.
Battery operated, eliminates risks associated w/ fuel tanks. Zero emissions.
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>> *EP-50 ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTORS
Elco Motor Yachts
Packs all the benefits of electric propulsion into a motor that looks like a traditional gas outboard. The first offering in our next generation of outboard motors, is powerful, all electric, and the future of propulsion.
Battery operated, eliminates risks associated w/ fuel tanks. Zero emissions.
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GMR Fantom 124
Garmin
Solid-state radar features 120W of power, the most in its class. It uses MotionScope technology to detect moving targets instantaneously, helping mariners avoid potential collisions, find birds and track weather. Its Pulse Compression technology provides high-res imaging and maximizes energy to help detect targets with a 20’ to 96nm range.
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