April 10, 2014 – New Bedford, MA, USA – Edson International is pleased to announce the launch of a new sailboat steering pedestal. The Performance Pedestal is designed and built from a perspective of weight-savings, simplicity, and reliability. It is a perfect match for an offshore racing yacht, or can fit well on a coastal cruiser, such as the Blue Jacket 40. This pedestal is available at different angles, including vertical, and can be built to match any single or dual helm configuration. Edson's Performance Pedestal is compatible with chain and wire steering systems and features an optional through-shaft brake. The top is easily removable for quick inspections and simple maintenance.
Edson International, founded in 1859, is the premier manufacturer of custom and production steering systems. From classic worm gears to advanced multi-speed systems, Edson manufactures it all. Edson's team is always willing to discuss and develop innovative solutions for new builds and steering refits. Additionally, Edson offers an extensive line of marine accessories, boat davits, electronics towers and mounts, and marine pumps for sail and powerboats.