Marine Control Systems

Kobelt marine throttle controls have an enviable reputation for durability and performance. Our success is based on the simple fact that we are the only control manufacturer in the world providing a non-corrosive marine environment control. The absence of plastic, zinc, aluminum and steel, with our rugged design, puts our boat controls into an exclusive class in terms of materials and workmanship.

We offer complete marine control systems for managing propulsion on and vessels or for actuating movement or functionality on most industrial equipment.

Control your ship or boat with complete systems and components from our Marine Control Systems. To obtain a quote on a boat throttle system, please download the Qualification Form and return to, or learn more about each type of solution below. 



Electronic Controls

Kobelt produces complete electronic systems for engine and propulsion controls, capable of scaling from a single station to 8 stations in total. 


Pneumatic Controls

Whether a retrofit project or new construction, Kobelt offers one of the widest ranges of pneumatic controls for both the marine and industrial sectors.


Push Pull Controls

Kobelt has set the standard for push-pull controls that fit almost any cable-based vessel requirements. 

Control Your Ship with Complete Systems & Components

Ship and boat controls are an important piece of your vessel. Your marine controls connect you to the thrust and helps direct the movement of your boat. The degree of control precision is the one of the most important factor. Reliability and accuracy are important features to look for when buying your boat control.  

  • Steering components up to 320 tonmeter for hydraulic steering of single and multi rudder vessels.
  • In the aftdeck control station, complete control over all propulsion and deck machinery.
  • Hydraulic cylinders and control devices for lowering and raising masts, davits for lifeboats, loading ramps etc.
  • Weatherproof controls for outside stations to control propulsion and deck machinery.
  • Control components for propulsion and deck machinery, plus electronic alarm systems and electronic telegraphs.
  • Control for all deck machinery such as anchor and towing winches.
  • Controls for bow thrusters & stern thrusters.
  • Control components for any propulsion package, fixed pitch CP propellers, load share and load control. Propeller shaft disc brakes, from small engines up to 50,000 HP.

Marine Throttle Controls We Manufacture

There are different kinds of boat throttle controls and the right one will deliver maximum performance to your vessel and marine engine. The marine throttle control you choose should be the one that best fits your boat or ship and your engine control. For over 60 years, Kobelt has been committed to manufacturing the finest marine engine controls in the world, including mechanical push pull control, pneumatic controls and electronic controls:

Push-Pull Controls

The mechanical push-pull control is a very simple and easily installed system for smaller boats. The equipment controlled by a system of this type must be relatively easy to operate. Kobelt provides a variety of hydraulic-actuated power assist units for use on clutch and throttle applications requiring additional mechanical force (Part No. 4602, 4605). We generally do not recommend the installation of more than two stations with push-pull cables. If the cable runs are relatively short and straight, it is possible to make a three-station system work. For a multi-station, single lever control system, a combination of wire-over-pulley and push-pull with our model 2051 master control works extremely well (for up to four stations). The Kobelt single lever control heads 2042, 2043, 2044, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2050 and 2054 are designed to work as a one-station control only. The 2080 series and the 2090 series are designed for 2 stations. These controls provide single lever control for clutch and throttle from two stations and are available in single and twin engine configurations. This system (Patent No. CDN. 1206642, 1158136; US 4512451, 4280371, Further Patent Pending) has proven to be a tremendous success due to its exceptional performance and durability.

Pneumatic Controls

Kobelt Pneumatic Control components are the most reliable means of control for marine propulsion packages and deck machinery. Our engineering department has done an excellent job in simplifying designs, by eliminating many moving parts and yet retaining all the essential safeguards for propulsion package timing. The simplicity in design, in conjunction with our selection of materials, makes Kobelt the number one choice for Pneumatic Marine Controls. Pneumatic Marine Controls lend themselves extremely well for multistation remote control, interlocks and time delays, automatic load share and automatic load control. Kobelt can also provide all necessary alarms, control-consoles and console-tops for your complete turn-key package.

Electronic Controls

We offer 3 major boat control systems to meet your needs. The simplest (best buy) is the Mighty Mariner. If it meets your current and future needs, we recommend using that. If you have a complex system, then we offer the 6525 system. If you have a 360° system (right-angle drive or Z-drive), contact us for details about the 6535 system.

Marine Industries We Serve

Kobelt designs & manufactures marine throttle control systems that provide the safest, most trusted solutions for guiding & controlling your vessel's movement. Our boat throttle control can serve a different range of ship and boats, including: 

Navy & Coast Guard

Certified Kobelt control & steering systems are installed on military & Coast Guard vessels around the world. 

Fishing Vessels

Kobelt supplies rugged, durable controls that excel in harsh maritime conditions where Fishing Boats operate. 

Pleasure Craft

Kobelt's high quality, trustworthy systems ensure premium performance on yachts & pleasure craft of all sizes. 

Passenger Ferries

Kobelt provides the highest level of safety and reliability, which ensures Kobelt systems are trusted by ferry fleets around the globe. 


Tugboats require solid, dependable systems that survive tough operating conditions; a perfect fit for Kobelt. 

Offshore Supply Boats

The need for control in & around offshore rigs is critical for offshore supply vessels. Kobelt provides control systems that ensure solid performance. 

Our marine products span the oceans of the world to further our reputation as an international leader in maritime technology and engine control. Control your ship with complete and high quality marine throttle controls from Kobel Manufacturing.

Please download & send the Qualification Form below to for a quote or contact us with any questions about marine control systems and boat throttle controls.