Huntsville, Ala.-based T-H Marine Supplies Inc., which manufacturers boating and fishing accessories, acquired the assets of Troll Perfect Ltd. of Chester, Va. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Troll Perfect, Ltd. manufactured and sold the patented tension adjustment device that has been used for years by bass, walleye, and crappie fishermen to improve control and steering stability of their trolling motors.
The tooling and manufacturing operations have moved from Virginia to Alabama, where the injection molding has already begun, and the company says it’s ready to take orders.
“We are really happy to acquire the Troll Perfect assets,” T-H Marine president Jeff Huntley said in a statement. “This simple but very effective device is a perfect fit for our G-Force line of trolling motor improvement accessories. We love great brands and simple solutions that enable boaters to enjoy their time on the water more, and Troll Perfect is both.”
“Troll Perfect has been a great experience for us,” said Troll Perfect president Robbie Patterson. “We built a super product that really makes trolling motors work better. We decided it was time for this product to be readily available through worldwide distribution like T-H Marine can offer. We know T-H Marine will grow the product and stand behind it as we have.”
The original slogan for the Troll Perfect product was: “Fight the fish, not your trolling motor.”
The device instantly adds adjustable tension control to your remote cable steer trolling motor. This tension helps control the effects of steering torque, high waves, heavy currents, and excessive foot pedal play.
Models are available for both Minn Kota and MotorGuide cable steer trolling motors.
Huntley said the company will announce two more additions to its trolling motor accessory lineup this summer.
“This is our second acquisition this year and our sixth acquisition in the past five years,” Huntley said. “We are working on more acquisitions and more organic product development to continue growing our stable of brands and our breadth of awesome products.”
T-H Marine, now celebrating its 43rd anniversary, has grown 20 percent-per-year for the past eight years, Huntley said.