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Dynamic Trim Control


Imtra’s Zipwake dynamic trim control system manages your boat’s running trim, heel and heading. Designed for planing and semiplaning boats from 20 to 60 feet (inboard, outboard, sterndrive, pod drive or waterjet), the system incorporates “interceptors” to provide lift. Blades of differing sizes allow a nearly full-beam arrangement, and each extends just 30mm into the water, minimizing drag. The blades deploy in 1½ seconds, five times faster than conventional trim tabs, according to Imtra. Each kit includes one pair of straight interceptors. $2,375 to $2,925. Imtra, New Bedford, Massachusetts, (508) 995-7000.  

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue.


Hydrotab Trim Tabs

Hydrotab Trim Tabs

Engineered for boats to 20 feet length overall, Hydrotab 160BT trim tabs are designed to create lift with less surface  drag, enhancing fuel economy.

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Simrad Autopilot Controller

Simrad’s AP48 autopilot controller for Continuum systems has an optically bonded 4.1-inch color display and a 170- degree viewing angle.

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Trim Tab Controller

The 4DHC automatic controller from HydroTab is designed to improve boat handling and address the limitations of older trim tab controllers.


2-Wire LED Lights

Imtra’s 2-wire LED lights are available in 10 models and a variety of trim-ring sizes, styles, profiles and finishes.


USB-Ready Reading Lights

St. Maarten Reading Lights have hand-blown glass shades of various colors from Pairpoint Glass Co. in Sagamore, Massachusetts.


LED Deck Lights

Manufactured by Vision X, these Offshore and PitMaster series LED deck lights from Imtra are available with white or black housings and are rated for submersion to nearly 10 feet.


Remote-Control Trailer Dolly

Parkit360’s Transformer 15K trailer dolly lets one person move a 15,000-pound fifth wheel, tagalong, gooseneck or traditional trailer with a wireless remote control.


CrewWatcher MOB

The Weems & Plath CrewWatcher man overboard system is an app-based alarm that works like a virtual lifeline.