Handy hardware at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show

Upgrade your set up for the season ahead
22 Feb 24

People in a tender

Home to 170 exhibitors the 2024 RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show supported by Sunsail brings together the latest kit and innovations from your favourite marine brands.

We take a look at some of the rig, tech and hardware products set to be showcased by exhibitors this weekend at Farnborough International (24-25 February 2024). 

Electric future

The eLite 500w electric outboard by RYA Official Innovation Partner ePropulsion is the smallest and lightest in its class. It offers a powerful, efficient alternative to small petrol engines, merging portability and performance. The ePropulsion team will be on hand to help advise visitors about the many advantages of converting to electric propulsion on stand C22.

ICOM Radio

Pioneering products

Say goodbye to the anxiety of losing your radio overboard with Icom’s IC-M25 buoyant marine VHF radio. Combining cutting-edge features with sleek design, this radio not only floats but also flashes when submerged and has a lightweight body of just 220g. See for yourself on stand L46. 

Tiller extension


Sail-ebrating innovation

Barton Marine are constantly innovating and expanding their range of deck equipment. Check out the ‘Windicator’, a lightweight marvel designed for easy installation and enduring performance. It provides a secure grip to the mast, catering to a wide range of dinghy and keelboat classes. Visit stand Q20.

Also from Barton Marine is their Carbon Fibre Tiller Extension, crafted to elevate both performance and style. Constructed from ultra-lightweight carbon fibre and featuring a double-bonded grip, it promises effortless handling and is compatible with various dinghy classes.

Looking for efficient roof space storage? Look no further than the SkyDock. With an impressive lifting capacity of up to 80kg, it offers a secure solution for storing dinghies, kayaks, or paddleboards. Discover Barton Marine’s ultimate storage solution.

Dinghy line
Dinghy Line
Splicing guide


Refine your rig

Marlow Ropes, located on stand K40, introduces the Excel HPR Dinghy Sheet. Originally developed for elite sailing classes, this Dyneema and Technora blend sheet delivers performance, particularly in high-load situations. Its proven reliability and durability make it the go-to choice for competitive sailors looking to gain an edge on the water.

Also explore their Excel D12 Halyard & Control Lines, crafted with bio-based Dyneema SK78 for optimal strength and low stretch. Whether it's adjustable trapeze lines or purchase systems, the D12 range ensures peak performance in every sailing endeavour. Pick up a copy of Marlow's comprehensive splicing guide to unleash the potential of your lines.  

Seasure Stick on Pad
Seasure infinity block
tell tales


Top up your toolkit

Discover the Stick On Pad-I from Sea Sure Ltd on stand G20. A game-changing solution for attachment needs without drilling. Crafted from carbon-filled nylon for exceptional strength, the Pad-I offers a reliable fixing point for low-loading parts, enhancing versatility in your toolkit.

Sea Sure Ltd have developed an advanced infinity line furler for small dinghies, catamarans, and inflatable boats. It integrates a durable 316 stainless steel central column and a redesigned outer casing for improved rope grip and reduced weight. 

Elevate your sailing experience with Sea Sure's Flo Tell Tales, designed by esteemed America's Cup designer Derek Clark to provide accurate wind indication even in wet conditions.

Get your ticket now

RYA Members are entitled to a complimentary ticket worth £21 for one or both days of the event, while children aged 15 years and under enjoy free admission. Don't miss out – get your show ticket today.

Browse all the exhibitors here.