August 5, 2014 – New Bedford, MA, USA – Edson International is pleased to announce the installtion of their custom wheels on Royal Huisman’s latest 46m sailing yacht, project #392.The matched pair of wheels feature hand-laminated teak rims, as well as stainless spokes and hubs that glisten with a subtle sisaled finish. These carefully crafted sixty-inch diameter wheels also contain a simple, but eloquent faceplate. Edson’s wheels drive a custom Edson mechanical steering system below deck. The multi-speed steering system for this yacht directs the helmsman’s touch of the wheel through a gearbox with an integral wheel clutch, and then to the quadrant through a chain and wire arrangement. The gearbox allows the helmsman to adjust the steering wheel sensitivity and power to the conditions at hand, and clutch out the wheels when the autopilot is in use. Edson’s advanced system places super sensitive bearings throughout the arrangement, giving the helmsman “feel” in the wheel.
Over the years, Edson has been proud to outfit sailboats with steering systems, from 18’ to 220’. This project
marks another step forward in the development of mechanical steering systems. Custom systems can be desgined
and built to virtually any set of specifications. However, Edson’s classic chain & wire and CD-i geared systems are
available as standard production options. Call Edson today to see how we can bring the feel to your steering
Edson International, founded in 1859, manufactures an extensive line of marine steering systems and accessories,
boat davits, radar towers, and marine pumps for sailboat, powerboat, and marina applications.
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