JEPPESEN, a division of Boeing, got
into marine software and charts with the
purchase of Nobletec in 2000 but has the
core of their business in aviation including
airport planning and passenger baggage
simulations to increase terminal-layout
ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN sells a variety
of marine-propulsion systems including
transmissions, pod drives, joysticks, and
thrusters, but they also sell gearboxes for
commercial wind generators.
maker of dock-lines, also make
pet leashes and
of marine fire-sup-pression systems,
also mounts its
extinguishers in professional stock cars
while ACR, which
(PLBs) for mariners, is also heavily
invested in military-and aviation-surviv-al products.
DID YOU KNOW?
Think that PLB or multifunction
display you have aboard your boat
was all the company made? Think
again. For some manufacturers, the
recreational marine market is a drop
in the ocean, comparatively.
You might be using their products
in airports, hospitals,
or at home walking the dog,
without ever realizing it.
KEP, or Kessler-Ellis Products, makes high-end multifunction displays found at the
helm of many larger powerboats and mega-yachts, but they also market electronic flow
meters/instrumentation and counter/timers
such as those used in slot machines.
WHALE, a U.K.
pumps, from your
system? They also
make pumps for in-home applications
such as showers and