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

Vector Fin (Curved) Stabilizers Vs. Straight Fin Stabilizers—Which is Better?

If you’re considering installing fin stabilizers on your boat, you’ve probably discovered there are two options for the shape of the fin: curved Vector fins from Side-power and traditional flat fins offered by a number of different suppliers including ABT, Wesmar, Naiad & Humphree, among others. While functionally similar, the two different styles produce very … Continue reading Vector Fin (Curved) Stabilizers Vs. Straight Fin Stabilizers—Which is Better?

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

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

What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?

Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet explains the basics of bow and stern thrusters and how they work.   Since the 1990s, recreational boats have increasingly been equipped with extra propulsion devices that are commonly called bow, stern, or side thrusters. Thrusters are equipped with small propellers that help maneuver a boat sideways rather than forwards … Continue reading What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?