Types of Boat Steering Systems Kobelt Manufactures
Control your vessel with a complete boat steering systems. Kobelt's boat steering systems are built to last. Kobelt manufactures five basic marine steering systems to choose from:
Manual Hydraulic Steering Systems
These steering systems work entirely by hand and is solely dependent upon the force/movement of the steering wheel to push the hydraulic oil to the steering cylinder, which then directs the vessel. Benefits of this steering system are (1) produces a smooth & easy method to steer a boat (2) reliablility - providing many years of trouble - free steering control (3) simple & inexpensive to install.
Electric Power Steering
This system driven by an electric power pack activated by a jog lever which forces the hydraulic oil to the steering cylinder. Benefits include (1) easily integrated into other steering configurations, (2) finger-tip control with minimum effort, (3) can be a back-up system or a main source of steering.
Full Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering
The power assisted fully hydraulic boat steering system operates with a power assisted cylinder (or servo cylinder). The oil moves through the servo valve, instead of through the entire cylinder requiring less turns of the wheel. Benefits include (1) very compact and easy to install, (2) low maintenance, (3) very few and easy steering wheel turns hard over.
Powered completely by an electronic control system, the electronic marine steering is suitable for large vessels with multiple control stations. Benefits include (1) offers unlimited options, (2) very versatile with easy installation, (3) cost efficient to install even the most complex systems.
Electronic Tie Bar / DP Interface
Multi station electronic control system suitable for a Catamaran, supply vessel or a research vessel, provided with two independent rudders and integrated with a Dynamic Positioning System. Benefits include (1) two independent rudders with electronic tie bar, (2) extremely reliable, providing electronic and hydraulic backup, (3) DP, joystick and autopilot integration.
In addition to the steering systems listed above, hybrid or combined marine steering systems are also available. Contact us
for a custom boat steering solution that fits your needs.