Lobster captains choose IMTRA products

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IMTRA has provided its Offshore series LED deck lights, Exalto and Roca windshield wipers, Side-Power thrusters and Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems to lobster vessels in New England. The new lobster boat, Sailor’s Way, from Stonington, Maine, is one such vessel.

“The light package the IMTRA team recommended for me works so well,” said Nathan Jones, owner of Sailor’s Way, in a statement. “The coastal waters of Maine are riddled with lobster pots, buoys and traffic that make it a challenge to maneuver. I need bright lights to help me navigate and the Offshore series LED deck lights fit my needs perfect.”

Added Nate Cabral from IMTRA’s Northeast commercial sales team, “Our commercial customers in the lobster tie their livelihood to the safe operation of their vessels in some of the most challenging conditions. In addition to the lighting and wipers we provided to Sailor’s Way, we have supplied SidePower thrusters and Zipwake interceptors to a number of vessels in this vital market. At a recent industry event, lobstermen expressed their satisfaction with the Zipwake system, in particular. Once loaded with gear or catch, these boats tend to be stern heavy and from the helm, it’s difficult to see in front of the boat. Zipwake provides them with much needed lift while underway and, unlike trim tab systems, the interceptor’s low-profile design won’t get in the way of their lines.”

IMTRA’s Offshore series LED deck lights are engineered and manufactured by Vision X for the commercial marine market. Because so many commercial boats have hydraulic power, Side-Power thrusters are becoming more popular on work vessels. 


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