Woodinville, WA – April 25, 2017 –Only about 10% of the Northwest Passage has been properly charted, according to the US and Canadian Coast Guards.  So Crystal Cruises installed WESMAR’s navigation and security sonar for underwater surveillance before its 820-foot long luxury cruise ship CRYSTAL SERENITY embarked on its historic 32-day trip through the Passage last summer.  

One thousand passengers made the voyage via the Canadian Arctic and Greenland having paid upwards of $22,000 each. The cruise took passengers through areas of exceptional wildlife sightings, stunning displays of nature, and rare experiences. The cruise was so popular and the ship so elegant, the company has announced they will repeat it again this year traveling the same 32-day schedule leaving from Seward, Alaska, August 15 and arriving New York Harbor, September 16, 2017.

“The WESMAR EV850-110kHz-10 inch Navigation and security sonar is operating on many other cruise ships around the world where operators are unwilling to travel blind to the waters ahead and around the vessel.  It is used for detection of icebergs, underwater rocks/pinnacles, and reefs and for scanning harbor entrances for safe passage and anchorages for mooring hazards. The system provides 360 degree monitoring of the water around and under the vessel to protect against groundings and even hostile underwater intruders,” says WESMAR.

WESMAR, located near Seattle, WA, has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of sonar for over 50 years, providing specialized equipment for government, commercial and private. WESMAR sonar is used for navigation, security and fish finding and is operating on vessels operated by navies, municipalities, cruise ships and a wide range of fishing operations around the world. 


Woodinville, WA - 22 March 2017 – WESMAR has announced their annual Mechanical Training Seminar will be held August 14 and 15 at corporate headquarters in Woodinville, Washington. The popular seminar offers hands-on training with the company’s complete line of marine equipment. “These annual seminars are widely attended by our dealers/distributors, service techs, mechanics and installers around the world and include both classroom and hands-on instruction on installation, service and maintenance of WESMAR’s triple axis digital stabilizer systems, rugged all stainless bow and stern thrusters and custom hydraulics,” said Vice President Bob Sentz in making the announcement of the dates.

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Woodinville, WA – 21 June 2016 -- WESMAR has announced the introduction of the DSP5000 Wave-Smart® Stabilizers, a dramatic new line of roll fin stabilizer systems they say will change the way you measure comfort. Among other advances, it introduces WESMAR’s proprietary Continuous Feedback Adaptive Controller (CFAC)* technology.
“This system is a stunning success,” reports WESMAR.  “After months of field testing, here is what captains of some of the world’s most elegant yachts have reported:

‘It’s very smooth. No roll at all.”
“I highly recommend this upgrade to any vessel.”
Once the calculations using your normal cruising speed are set, it is totally automatic. You set it and forget it!
“In our testing it provided smooth, seamless fin movement at Anchor or underway.”
“In my experience, WESMAR makes outstanding products and supports them well. This new controller is no exception.”

The new DSP5000 series is available on all new systems plus as an upgrade to existing WESMAR Stabilizer systems and many competitor units.

WESMAR says the Wave-Smart’s predictive technology using actual vessel motion to determine exact response will change boating comfort forever. Among its many features for vessel stabilization is session capture, which is the ability to record to USB, and NMEA 2000 plug in, the ability to run the fins at different speeds and much more.  It offers faster response, smoother stops, ease of installation, and replaces chasing and wasted energy and noise.

*About Continuous Feedback Adaptive Control

(CFAC) when applied properly is of great value in taming hard-to-tune process loops. It will also tune a typical process loop more precisely.

Adaptive tuning, adapts to the dynamics of the process and will tune “on the fly,” responding to certain process criteria as determined by the specifics of the adaptive algorithm being used. It changes the PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) values to respond to the change in the process. When applied properly, it is of great value in taming hard-to-tune process loops. It will also tune a typical process loop more precisely.

Woodinville, WA - 10 May 2016 --The list of passenger and car ferries around the world got even longer this month when WESMAR received orders for two more ferries. The WESMAR design delivers the extra power needed for high-speed ferries and the two new vessels will operate at a service speed of 27 knots. They are under construction at Kvichak Marine Industries for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco. Kvichak (a Vigor Company) won the $32 million contract for the 135-foot, 400 passenger-only, all aluminum catamaran ferries providing each with  two WESMAR hydraulic V2-12 dual prop, counter rotating bow thrusters, one in each hull. WESMAR’s unique counter rotating design provides up to 40% more thrust without increasing the tunnel size so they are perfect for the job. Each system will include three control stations in the pilot house.
In addition to its reputation for high quality, WESMAR’s rugged all stainless steel bow thrusters are US built with US parts meeting another stipulation in the  contract. WESMAR is one of the remaining few thrusters designed and built in the USA. The new vessels are expected to be in service the summer of 2017.