Schaefer Marine acquires Ideal Windlass Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHorizontal Units from Ideal Windlass now at Schaefer Marine

October 30, 2016

Schaefer Marine acquires Ideal Windlass Company

Schaefer expands product offerings and enters powered products market

NEW BEDFORD, MA, October 30, 2016– Schaefer Marine has acquired Ideal Windlass Company, expanding Schaefer’s product offering and servicing existing Ideal Windlass customer base.

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Ideal Windlass. They have been a family run operation with great heritage and a fantastic reputation. We hope to continue and expand upon that tradition

– Fred Cook, President of Schaefer Marine

Ideal Windlass Company, currently of East Greenwhich, RI,  was founded in 1936 by the late Burton S. Raymond. Ideal’s growth was rapid and it supplied the U.S. Navy with windlasses and cable retrievers for sub chasers and mine sweepers throughout WWII and then through the Korean Conflict. At the same time the company was supplying most of the U.S. pleasure craft industry. Ideal’s client list over the years has included Bertram, Viking, Chris Craft, Tollycraft, Bayliner, Ocean Yachts, Broward, Burger, Hinckley/Little Harbor, Roscioli and Palmer Johnson to name a few.

The company was then taken over by Burton Raymond Jr. and run since the 1970’s by his son Cliffe and wife Betsy. They prided themselves on superior customer service and custom capabilities to make Ideal a builder of top quality equipment. Ideal believes Schaefer Marine was the right fit for their company.

We cannot think of another company we would sell to. Ideal and Schaefer have long shared a tradition of quality manufacturing and we know that will continue.

– Cliffe Raymond, Ideal Windlass Company

Effective immediately, Schaefer Marine will continue sales of all Ideal Windlass products, as well as service existing models.  Cliffe Raymond will continue in a consulting role with Schaefer, ensuring continuity and new product development.

For over 35 years, Schaefer Marine has stood at the forefront of marine hardware design and construction, offering rugged, durable gear engineered to perform no matter how demanding the conditions. At Schaefer, we are committed to customers and 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. For more information, please visit the website at: www.schaefermarine.com.

 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Steve Majkut at 508.995.9511 or email at Sales@SchaeferMarine.com. Visit www.SchaeferMarine.com to learn more about the company.




Schaefer Marine releases new Ratchet Block

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Majkut
Tel: 508-995-9511

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – April 16, 2016 – Schaefer Marine, located at 158 Duchaine Blvd. in New Bedford, Mass., have released a brand new ratchet block. The new product is the M66-08.

“We are really excited to get this on the market” said Steve Majkut. The product is listed with a high strength to weight ratio, and ten faceted sheaves to grip line well. It also has two ease of use features: flushing holes to allow easy cleaning of the sheave, as well as a dual-sided ON/OFF switch for easy operation. 

For over 35 years, Schaefer Marine has stood at the forefront of marine hardware design and construction, offering rugged, durable gear engineered to perform no matter how demanding the conditions. At Schaefer, we are committed to customers and 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. For more information on the ratchet block, see the online product here. As always, you can contact Schaefer Marine at 508-995-9511.

 

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Schaefer chocks now available in new sizes!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Majkut
Tel: 508-995-9511

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – April 1, 2016 – Schaefer Marine, located at 158 Duchaine Blvd. in New Bedford, Mass., announced today that they have released three new chock sizes for their customers.

“We are pleased to offer three new sizes of Stainless Steel Chocks.  Available in 5-5/8”, 7-1/2” and 9-1/4” models our new Chocks feature 316 Stainless Steel with some radius edges”  They are available with  oversized fasteners (not included) to ensure secure placement. “These will compliment our existing line and offer boat owner  a few more options to fit their needs.”

For over 35 years, Schaefer Marine has stood at the forefront of marine hardware design and construction, offering rugged, durable gear engineered to perform no matter how demanding the conditions. At Schaefer, we are committed to customers and 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. For more information, please visit the website at: www.schaefermarine.com.




Schaefer Online Store open for business!

Our online hardware store is up and running! Most of our products are now available for online purchase and we are offering FREE ground shipping in the continental U.S. Check out the store! SHOP NOW

Some larger items such as furling systems require custom measurement and installation from our great builders! For those items, contact us at 508-995-9511 to speak to our team about the custom needs of your boat.




Bristol 47 Refit with Schaefer Furler & Mack Sails

Very cool refit with our Schaefer furler!

This Bristol 47 recently did a refit with the crew at Mack Sails that included the addition of our Schaefer furling systems. Check out the exceptional video of a beautiful vessel.




Schaefer introduces two new Opening Pre-Feeders

The new Schaefer opening pre-feeders solve many issues on the bow of any racing sailboat. Our two-sizes cover boats in all ranges. The 45-06 is our non-adjustable opening pre-feeder with a computer machined finish for a smooth entry. The single pull opening feature allows for quick disengagement. The 45-07 Grand Prix design allows the flexibility to adjust for various luff tape sizes from #5 through #8. Both feature a hardcoat anodized aluminum finish for durability.

Contact us to learn more about how our pre-feeders will make your boat more efficient.  (508)-995-9511