About Schaefer

Since 1966, Schaefer Marine has stood at the forefront of Marine hardware design and engineering.  We offer rugged, durable gear that will perform no matter how demanding the conditions.   2016 brings even more new product and a continuation of our tradition of Legendary Strength.   The new M66-08 Ratchet block features an injection molded long-grain fiber body with a machined aluminum sheave.  This block has proven to be strong yet light and will only help you stay in control while handling sheets and control lines.   Our new line of Stainless Steel chocks features 316 Stainless Steel with soft radius edges for minimum chafe.  The opening pre-feeders (45-06/45-07) introduced in 2015 have made handling the bow of a race boat much easier for lots of sailors.

Our entire line of products, from blocks to furlers, are built of the finest materials available and designed with a real-world understanding of the forces at work on a sailing yacht.  Please watch our wide variety of product and installation videos as a guide and as always, never hesitate to contact us for assistance.  At Schaefer, we are dedicated to providing the highest levels of service and support in the industry.  As a result, there is no name in marine hardware more trusted than Schaefer.

OUR PRODUCTS


Schaefer Marine products are designed and intended for use on sailboats for specific stated applications. Other non-sailboat applications or uses in other industries is not recommended without prior approval from Schaefer Marine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and plastics can be degraded over time without much external evidence due to the effects of environmental exposure. We recommend that you inspect your hardware regularly for deformation, wear, cracks or corrosion. We will be happy to inspect any Schaefer fitting free of charge to determine if repair or replacement is necessary. Contrary to common belief, stainless steel is not totally rustproof. All stainless steel will rust to a certain degree due to a natural chemical reaction to air and salt water particularly where there is abrasion, friction or welds. The problem though, is mainly cosmetic and is solved with metal polish and frequent fresh water rinsing. 

Vessel construction methods and quality are highly variable. Proper reinforcement in the boat or mast and correct fastener size is essential to insure proper attachment of all fittings. Consultation from the boat manufacturer or a naval architect is recommended for any questionable applications. Prudent seamanship dictates that all of your marine hardware and blocks receive regular inspections for deformation, wear, cracks or corrosion. Even if your boat has had little use, corrosion or the endless rocking action of the boat at the mooring may cause damage that could affect the strength of the fitting. If, after inspection, you are in doubt about the integrity or safety of any of your Schaefer fittings, send them to our factory and we will inspect them at no charge. 

OUR GUARANTEE

Schaefer Marine, Inc. warrants its standard catalog products to be free from factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase, unless otherwise stated in this catalog or any other Schaefer Marine catalog. At any time within five years of the demonstrated date of purchase, Schaefer Marine, Inc. will remedy any factory defect in material or workmanship (at no charge to the original purchaser) if the product is returned to Schaefer Marine, Inc. The buyer shall be responsible for shipping and insurance charges, if any, on the products returned for repair under the terms of this warranty. Schaefer Marine, Inc. will pay shipping for products returned to the buyer. Return of defective products must be accompanied by a letter giving name, address, proof of purchase, type of boat, and description of malfunction of the gear. This warranty extends only to defects in material or workmanship of products in normal use. It does not extend to damage caused by accident or abuse, or to any consequential or incidental losses or damages arising from the products or their use. There are no other warranties, including that of merchantability, expressed or implied, other than those set forth herein which extend beyond the period of this warranty. This warranty is in lieu of all other implied, express and statutory guarantees, and in no event shall Schaefer Marine, Inc. be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, nor the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.