New marine technology company formed to include three brands

18th July 2022

New marine technology company formed to include three brands

The owner of three marine technology companies has announced the formation of a new company, INOV8V Marine Group, encompassing all three legacy brands.

Roger Fellows, owner of Western Marine Electronics (WESMAR), Arcturus Marine Systems (ABT-TRAC), and SmartCatch, has combined the three marine technology companies into INOV8V Marine Group, which will produce a more complete, higher-performing product line, with improved after-sales service.

WESMAR, based in Washington USA, introduced the world’s first solid-state sonar in 1965. Its technological breakthroughs fall into three segments: sonar, vessel stabilisers, and bow and stern thrusters, with its innovations including the world’s first video sounder, first continuous picture colour sonar, and the introduction of the first dual-propeller counter rotational bow thruster.

California-based ABT-TRAC began as Arcturus Marine Systems in 1986. Best known in the yachting industry, ABT-TRAC specialises in stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters, and hydraulic systems. Its innovations include electrically-driven stabilisers that deliver hydraulic performance without hydraulic overhead.

SmartCatch began in 2012 in San Francisco with the mission of using innovative ‘eyes in the net’ underwater video technology to maximise commercial fishing profitability while reducing wasteful destruction of non-target fish, or bycatch.

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