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A stainless steel destroyer wheel is low maintenance and looks good on almost any boat. Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s Destroyer Wheel is available in nine sizes from 11 to 30 inches. The standard black center cap can be replaced with a chrome-plated version and a 3/4-inch tapered shaft makes it compatible with most steering setups. Some sizes are available with a polyurethane rim or control knob.

Price: $102 to $521.

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue.



High-Strength Hook

The M2 chain hook from Mantus Marine latches to a chain and reportedly stays on even when there is no load on the chain or hook.


Moving Bigger Bows

Vetus has expanded its line of Bow Pro series thrusters to include models for 45- to 80-foot vessels. The Bow Pro Boosted thrusters use a brushless motor that’s reportedly maintenance-free for 12-volt or 24-volt inputs, and is designed to fit tunnel sizes up to 250 mm. The thrusters come with a standard or a fully proportional control panel and now have unlimited run-time. Price: $2,169 to $4,519.



The Catch and Lift MOB Rescue System from Intelligent Sailing is designed to let a single operator recover and lift as many as two people back on board in the event of an emergency.