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DEDICATED TO COMMAND AND CONTROL

Chances are when you take the helm, put your boat in gear and ease out of your slip, you can thank SeaStar Solutions®. When you’re running at wide-open throttle and have to execute a turn, you can thank SeaStar Solutions®. When you can do it all day and still feel relaxed and in command as you head for home, you can thank SeaStar Solutions®.

For almost 60 years, SeaStar Solutions® has put boaters in command and control of their vessels. From throttle and shift control cables to your boats steering to instrumentation and repair parts for your engine and drive, SeaStar Solutions® has continually led the recreational marine industry with innovation, quality and a commitment to supplying boat builders, dealers and boaters with the parts they need, when they need them.

It’s this dedication that has kept SeaStar Solutions® at the forefront of the industry – and that continues to play an important role as we enter the 21st century.

Take a closer look at our history and at the many breakthrough products we’ve introduced throughout the years. You’ll also find links to our locations around the world and more information on each of our divisions and brands.

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SeaStar Solutions® History
SeaStar Solutions® Breakthrough Products
Divisions and Brands

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SEASTAR SOLUTIONS® HISTORY

 

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SEASTAR SOLUTIONS® BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS

Cable Steering
SeaStar Solutions® revolutionized small boat steering. In 1962, we introduced the Big-T cable steering system, which used a helical cable instead of the traditional rope and pulley system commonly employed. We made continual improvements throughout the 60s , 70s, and 80s, including a new rack and pinion steering system. In 1991, SeaStar Solutions® introduced No-FeedBack steering, the first cable steering system to effectively counter torque steer from more powerful outboard motors. Introduced in the mid 80s, the SeaStar Solutions® pioneered tilt steering for recreational boats.

Hydraulic Steering
SeaStar Solutions® acquired Capilano Engineering Co., Ltd in 1974. Capilano’s patented Uniflow Valve was the premier technology that led to the development of the initial System 10 and more importantly, the SeaStar steering system in the early 80s. From that beginning has come the SeaStar Pro system for high performance boats and the BayStar system, a more economical system. In 2005, SeaStar Solutions® introduced SeaStar Power Assist.

Electronic Controls
SeaStar Solutions® pioneered CANBUS technology for the small boat market in the 1990s and in 2002 introduced its i6000 series Digital Throttle and Shift Control. NMEA 2000 “Plug and play” technology simplified installation, especially for boats with dual stations. SeaStar Solutions® continues to work with other industry partners to expand on the potential of electronic controls.

Control Cables
SeaStar Solutions® made its mark in the marine industry and indeed in many other industries through the design and manufacture of push/pull control cables. The Flexatrol flexible conduit was introduced in the 1950s and in the 60s quickly established SeaStar Solutions® as the leading manufacturer of marine throttle and shift control cables for both dual and single lever systems. SeaStar Solutions® XTREME now provides the ultimate in performance and reliability.

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DIVISIONS AND BRANDS

SeaStar Solutions®
The combined marine brands of SeaStar Solutions® included SeaStar, SeaStar Pro, BayStar, Shields Marine Hose and Sierra Engine and Drive Parts.

Proheat
Starting diesel engines in the cold of winter is easier thanks to Proheat engine heaters.

Prime Line
SeaStar Solutions® markets a full line of outdoor power equipment drive parts and accessories under the Prime Line brand.

Global Chain
Situated in Singapore with a rich history of chain manufacturing since 1970, the company was first set up to manufacture world famous brand ‘ACME’ and later in 1991 branded IMO & of late “GLOBAL”.  This company is one of the very first chain companies certified under the new API Q1 Quality Certification which exceeds that of ISO 9001. Therefore it is of superior quality. The prime mission is customer satisfaction which includes prompt deliveries, good quality and reasonable cost. We also specialize in made-to-order chain.   We have manufactured many custom-made chains for companies who enjoy major market share around the world.

Prime Line Industrial Controls
Manufactures control cables for on-highway, off-highway, agricultural, construction, mining equipment and more in our factory in Limerick, PA. Visit us at www.primelinecontrols.com.

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