Stabilization on Commercial Vessels

Are Stabilizers Used on Commercial Vessels? The commercial marine industry has been using stabilizer systems for ages in the form of paravanes, gyros, fins, ballast transfer and other systems. While roll stabilization on pleasure craft has been around for decades, the concept has taken-off in the past five years. These days, virtually all higher-end monohull … Continue reading Stabilization on Commercial Vessels

Side-Power Commercial Thruster FAQs

“Who” is Side-Power? Side-Power is the brand name of Sleipner Motor products. Sleipner began as a marine engine and propeller manufacturer in 1908 and has been headquartered in Fredrikstad, Norway ever since. That engineering and metal machining pedigree has been the core of Side-Power’s identity for 112 years. The company continues to be heavily focused … Continue reading Side-Power Commercial Thruster FAQs

Imtra Product Spotlight: Libra Doors FAQs

Originally founded in 1954 as a composites company that built boats and storage containers, Libra began manufacturing doors for the maritime market in 1970. They started with composite GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) but soon expanded into aluminum and steel doors to meet market demands. Today they are the largest maritime door manufacturer in Europe, producing … Continue reading Imtra Product Spotlight: Libra Doors FAQs

4 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Searchlight for Your Vessel

A searchlight is a crucial piece of equipment on any commercial vessel that operates at night, but often gets overlooked. Imtra’s Northeast Commercial Sales Manager, Nate Cabral, explains the key factors to consider so that you get the best searchlight for your vessel. What are you lighting up? It may seem obvious, but knowing the … Continue reading 4 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Searchlight for Your Vessel

Imtra Product Spotlight: Lilaas Controls FAQs

Where are Lilaas controls manufactured? Headquartered in Horten, Norway, Lilaas AS is a world leading manufacturer of various types of control levers and joysticks for marine & offshore use. Established in 1960, Lilaas now develops and produces their controls in-house and around the clock using advanced automated machinery.   What kinds of applications are Lilaas … Continue reading Imtra Product Spotlight: Lilaas Controls FAQs

How to Choose the Best Deck Light for your Boat

Choosing the right deck light can often be a complex process, so Imtra’s Northeast Commercial Sales Manager, Nate Cabral, goes through the important factors to consider when picking a deck light.  What do you need the deck light for? It may seem obvious, but spending some time thinking about exactly what area of the deck … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Deck Light for your Boat

5 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Operator’s Chair for You

There are many options available when it comes to picking an operator's chair, so narrowing it down to the right one can be difficult. Imtra’s Commercial Product Manager, Alex Sykes, has laid out some of the most important factors to consider. What is the application? The most important factor to consider is what the chair … Continue reading 5 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Operator’s Chair for You

Common Questions About Sizing & Installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds

We sat down with sunshade-expert Peter Jones from Sola-Cure Marine Window Blinds to answer common questions about selecting, sizing and installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds on your vessel. If you’re unsure if you need solar blinds on your vessel, check out our previous article: The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel.   What do I … Continue reading Common Questions About Sizing & Installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds

The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel

Glare from the sun can cause a number of problems onboard ships and yachts like blinding the captain, making navigational screens harder to see, and overheating the interior. Transparent sunshades are a great option for reducing sun glare without compromising visibility. We sat down with sunshade-expert Peter Jones from Sola-Cure Marine Window Blinds to go … Continue reading The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel

Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights

Based in Holland, Den Haan Rotterdam (DHR) has been manufacturing top-quality marine lighting products since the early 1920s. DHR started with tin oil-lamps that were used on ships, and have kept up with the latest technology for generations, now offering a complete range of state-of-the-art LED Marine Navigation Lights. Their LED navigation lights are offered … Continue reading Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights