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Crest Marine adds SeaStar steering to models

Crest Marine is partnering with SeaStar Solutions to include SeaStar’s Optimus EPS electronic power steering.

Crest Marine is partnering with SeaStar Solutions to include SeaStar’s Optimus EPS electronic power steering as standard equipment on all 2018 models that ride on the Crest CP3 triple-pontoon hull.

“We want our customers to experience the very best in performance and handling,” Crest Marine senior vice president of sales and marketing Joe Antonneau said in a statement. “That’s why you’ll find SeaStar’s state-of-the-art electronic power steering system as standard equipment on our top models.”

According to Crest, 70 percent of the company’s pontoons are sold with the CP3 hull. In addition to the ease of steering that Optimus provides, the system has speed-adaptive technology. Steering resistance can be programmed to increase or decrease with engine rpm, providing reduced steering effort at slow speeds. Lock-to-lock turn ratios can also be adjusted.

“Crest has always been focused on the comfort of the consumer at the wheel of their boats,” SeaStar Solutions national OEM sales manager Chris Conard said in a statement. “We’re proud to have our best steering system ever, Optimus EPS, featured on all their top triple-tube models.”



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