Download our catalogue
Become a member and receive…
Sale notification, members only offers, easy ordering and our awesome emails direct to your inbox
Sopac has the biggest range of Magma BBQ's, parts and accessories in the Southern Hemisphere!
See our Magma listings for details or come into our showroom to view the range
Limited quantities of Lifeline Batteries are now on special!
We have selected models in stock available at sale prices!
Click here for details or come into our showroom to view the range
Lifeline AGM Deep Cycle Batteries - Made in the USA
Product of the Month
Table and Chair Pedestals
Telescopic & Fixed - Electric, Gas Powered & Manual Pedestals - made in Italy
Sopac have a wide range of Barka Marine Table Pedestals to suit you and your boat. Whether you need an
over the floor pedestal, removable or through the floor, we have something for you. We have gas powered,
manual and electric to choose from depending on your preference.
Click here to see the full range with specifications
VyBar® Marine Sound Proofing
Rigid Acoustic Laminate Insulation for Marine Applications
Acoustica® VyBar® is a rigid laminate noise barrier and vibration damping material which has been specifically engineered to absorb and control noise and vibration in main and auxiliary engine enclosures and to line partition walls and bulkheads in marine vessels.
VyBar® has a unique material construction which unlike many other soundproofing materials results in high sound absorption coupled with resilience and compression loading capability.
VyBar® Marine is an extremely robust aluminium faced insulation with an indefinite life.
It does not shed fibres and will not delaminate; it is unaffected by vibration, oil, water and hydrolysis.
Tested and certified to meet the International Maritime Organisation resolution A635 (16) – recommendation on Improved Fire Test Procedures for Surface Flammability as amended by Resolution MSC 61(67).
Service Temperature :
-50 to 120C
VyBar® Marine is available in sheets with standard sizes:
1200 x 1200 x 20mm (VyBar® 848F)
1200 x 1200 x 10mm (VyBar® 48F)
Sopac End of Line/Surplus Sale
We are listing many quality items on Trademe
Our trader name is 'boatiebiz'
Items include steering wheels, helm sets, controllers, SS ladders, cleats, hingesets, levers, latches, pedestals, sliders, tank breathers, waterlock mufflers, drain sockets, LED lights and many miscellaneous marine products
The World’s First Electric Retractable Magnus Effect Stabilizer
RotorSwing is the first fully electrically driven, non-hydraulic roll damping system for vessels up to 30 metres based on the Magnus effect. Instead of traditional fins, the system uses rapidly rotating cylinders which, subject to the direction of rotation, generate an up or downward pressure.
The biggest advantage of RotorSwing in comparison to a fin driven conventional system, is the greater roll damping at lower speeds. To achieve effective roll damping with fins it is necessary to reach a substantial speed through the water. This is partly due to the fact that often, the surface of the fins have been designed to be as small as possible to reduce the risk of damage. In shallow water, protruding fins are, in particular, very vulnerable.
RotorSwing features retractable rotors, eliminating the risk of damage. The retracted rotors remain largely within the turbulent boundary layer1 of the vessel so that any resistance is negligible.
If the rotors are in use in the “Drive” position, they can protrude outside the hull of the ship. However, should the engine be put in to neutral, the rotors automatically retract. This prevents damage during maneuvering and berthing at quays, in locks and ports.
The rotors do not have any effect on the steering and therefore, unlike fin based systems, can be mounted at a position of choice. For the majority of yachts, this is likely to be dictated by the onboard available space for the compact electric motor. It is even possible to mount the rotor at the stern which, in particular for fast-moving yachts, may be preferable.
RotorSwing is the first fully electrically driven, non-hydraulic stabilizing system based on the Magnus effect. No expensive, vulnerable hydraulic pumps, cylinders or high pressure lines and no risk of oil leaks on board. RotorSwing is a product from RotorSwing Marine, founded by Theo Koop. Theo, the founder and owner of the former KoopNautic Holland, is, for good reason, known as “the Godfather of stabilizers”.
• Silent operation (full electric drive)
• No hydraulics
• Quiet (especially at zero speed)
• Retractable (safe during transportation)
• High damping (also at low speed)
• Zero Speed (optional)
• Compact and easy installation
• No valuable loss of space on board
• Higher momentum (better damping)
• High static heel (best performance in following seas)
• RS 140 comparable with 1.1 m2 fins
• No steering effect (even transom mount is possible)
• Optional Rake control (allows use at higher speeds)
• 3 term controller (angle- velocity-acceleration)
• Easy to operate (park – drive)
Contact us at Sopac or click here for details
Product Spotlight: HMP Jet Thrusters
The smart alternative to bow or stern thruster
We don't waste time on junk products and neither should you. Our carefully selected brand stand the test of time and we know you'll be satisfied.
Getting great products to you quickly is something we do best! Your order will be despatched within 24 hours Mon-Fri (we promise!)
People who know their stuff are just a phone call away!
FIND OUT MORE