Skip to main content

Charles Marine debuts new power products

Charles Marine, the Illinois-based manufacturer of AC and DC electrical products, continues to invest in new products to meet the challenges of declining boat sales and cautious consumer spending.

"We have faith in the industry and are investing our efforts in building a firm position to handle the needs of boaters once the market recovers," general manager Lyle St. Romain said in a statement.

The company is launching a range of solutions for boat owners of small and mid-size vessels to megayachts and workboat operators. For example, the new PM3 100 AC Power Management System expands the company's reach into the megayacht market.

The system provides yachts 65 feet and up with 200-amp service and lets yacht owners operate the maximum rated amount of AC electrical equipment without fear of exceeding load capacity. The unit's three-piece modular design allows boatbuilders to distribute its weight aboard the yacht as required.

Charles Marine also introduced two new transformer add-ons. The SmartBoost 50 offers a 13 percent AC voltage boost to any existing 50-amp transformer, and the SoftStart (SST) module is designed to regulate power and eliminate tripping of dockside breakers from initial in-rush current.

Finally, the new BattCom was designed to automate charging and eliminate the need for battery isolators on boats ranging from 15 to 29 feet. The microprocessor-controlled BattCom automatically detects charging power from an alternator or battery charger and combines the main and reserve batteries for charging. Upon stopping the engine or removing the battery charger, BattCom will disconnect, allowing both batteries to provide power independently of each other.

Click here for the full release.

Related

Teaser-Graphic-6-29-22_2

2022 Women in the Industry Summit, Leadership Panel, Awards Ceremony & Reception

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022, MARRIOTT TAMPA WATER STREET, TAMPA, FL

DealerOutlook

Seabins Coming to Lake Erie

The devices, deployed as part of a pilot program, skim and collect debris from the water, including microplastics. Meanwhile, MBIA announces scholarship funds.

1_BOATSETTER

Boatsetter Reports Uptick in Rentals

The on-water experience company has seen triple-digit growth in pontoon and party-boat rentals, as well as fishing and yacht charters.

1_SMARTGYRO

Smartgyro Signs Distributors, Hires Sales Manager

The company said the three U.S. distributors, working with Bob Walker, will help expand its dealer network and brand recognition.

1_YEARGIN

The Upside of a Downturn

Economic challenges should push you to develop a strategy that helps you weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.

1_TRAVELIFT.COOP

Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.

1_JULY4

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

1_ORR.FUNDS

ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time