SEPA PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED

SCHMITT & ONGARO COMMITS TO EUROPE WITH SEPA PAYMENTS

Making it even easier for European customers to access Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s quality marine hardware, the company is now accepting SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) for remittance. In 2013, it established a warehouse in Dronten, Netherlands, to expedite order fulfillment.

SEPA is a payment integration initiative used to carry out cross-border financial transactions in Euros, regardless of the location within Europe. Easier, less expensive and more convenient than a bank wire, it’s especially helpful for those placing smaller orders.

Payment and orders are received and processed in Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s US office. The Netherlands warehouse fulfills the order, cutting down on lead time and delivery cost.

Modern and efficient, the warehouse created a global standard for the company. Items that are not in stock, or custom-built by Schmitt & Ongaro Marine, are shipped from its US facility.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products manufactures innovative and superior quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and boat accessories. It offers exceptional customer service and some of the strongest product warranties in the industry.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

 

NEW SYNCHRONIZED WIPER CONTROLLER

SYNCHRONIZED CONTROLLER ENDS ANNOYING MISTIMED WIPER SWEEP

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Windshield wipers that sweep asynchronous can be annoying while keeping watch. Schmitt & Ongaro Marine provides mariners a distraction-free view of the seas ahead with its new Synchronized Wiper Controller.

The unit simultaneously controls one to three motors for synchronized sweep at slow, fast or intermittent speeds. Users can select to wipe all the windscreens together or just the helm station.

The provided rocker power switch also runs the wash system. If the controller is set at slow sweep, it will speed up the motors while washing.

The innovative controller draws a maximum of 5A and is available in 12V or 24V. Both slow and fast speed settings have their own circuit for efficient operation and maximum torque. If a motor becomes overloaded, the power will break automatically.

Like all products from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine, the Synchronized Wiper Controller is built to the highest standards to reliably perform in a marine environment. It comes with a three-year warranty and has an MSRP of $244.85.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

TORCELLO 05 SERIES INTRODUCED

TORCELLO STEERING WHEEL GAINS EVEN MORE CUSTOM OPTIONS

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In response to the need for ever-more adaptability in customization, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine introduces its Torcello 05 series marine steering wheel. Based on its highly popular and successful 03 and 04 versions, the new model provides the boatbuilder or owner an even wider range of creative possibilities to match and enhance a boat’s décor. 

The most striking feature in the 05 series is the choice of rich burl wood- or carbon fiber-finished wheel sectors. Custom color and wood tone matching is available for OEM with a minimum order.

Also new for the Torcello 05 series is the choice of silver, burl wood- or carbon fiber-finished trim sectors. Customers can select from black, brushed or polished spokes, and optional chromed inserts. Finishing off the choice of decoration is a chromed scallop or black plastic center cap.

The Torcello 05 series features a grip that looks and feels like fine leather. Ergonomic finger grooves and spoke connection points add to the wheel’s luxurious, yet solid hand feel.

The new polyurethane wheel features the same rugged construction that the Torcello name is known for. Measuring 14.2″ in diameter, the 05 series is the perfect size for a modern dash arrangement. It is available in 3/4″ tapered or optional splined hub.

The Torcello 05 series offers customers the ability to build the ideal steering wheel and maintain control over its final cost. It’s the perfect choice for premium powerboats, pontoons, wakeboard and ski boats.

The steering wheel has an MSRP starting at $225.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

NEW TOP-MOUNT GRAB RAIL

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TOP-MOUNTED GRAB RAIL INSTALLS WITH NO VISIBLE BOLT HEADS

With Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s new 9″ Top-Mounted Grab Rail, function and safety have never been so ergonomic and stylish—or so easy to install. Access to the underside of the mounting surface isn’t required. It offers a solid, slip-free grip—essential for safety when boarding or while underway—and will enhance the décor of any boat.

The innovative and durable Top-Mounted Grab Rail is constructed of highly polished cast stainless steel with a black, Santoprene™ engineered rubber insert. Custom color matching is available for OEMs.

It utilizes an ingenious flap in the insert, allowing access to the stainless steel cap screws. Once installed, the attachment hardware is completely hidden.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s Grab Rails are built to last. They’re backed by a lifetime warranty on the stainless steel and three years on the grip.

The MSRP for the Top-Mounted 9″ Stainless Steel Grab Rail is $54.95.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products manufactures innovative and exceptional quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. The company offers some of the strongest product warranties in the industry and exceptional customer service.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

NEW STEERING WHEEL UNVEILED

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The distinctively styled Burano Wheel by Stella is really turning heads. Introduced at the 2015 International Boatbuilders’ Exposition & Conference (IBEX), the bold new offering from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine instantly enhances a boat’s décor.

Ideally suited for cruisers, runabouts, ski and wakeboard boats, and upscale pontoons, the 14″ (360mm) polyurethane Burano features a durable and low-maintenance stainless steel frame construction, available with a tapered or spline hub. The grip has the look and feel of fine, hand-stitched leather. Unique polished, tubular spokes, burl wood-like accents and a contemporary center cap add to its unique, modern styling.

Designed for both refit and OEM, boatbuilders can customize the Burano to match their vessel’s styling. Rim trim and spoke accent pieces, and the center cap can be chrome, painted or hydrographic coated in a wide range of colors and combinations.

Owners can easily augment their boat’s appearance with a bold, new look by adding a Burano Wheel. Anticipated MSRP is $275.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

Improved All Stainless, Waterproof Shorty Trumpet Horns

IMPROVED TRUMPET HORNS NOW EVEN MORE WORRY-FREE

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Having a loud, trustworthy sound device is essential to safe boating. Sleek as ever, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s popular Deluxe Stainless Steel Shorty Single and Dual Trumpet horns have been improved for even greater safety, reliability and performance.

The company’s all stainless steel deluxe shorty trumpets are now equipped with an innovative drain feature that increases functionality in rain or choppy weather. The fasteners of the sounding unit are completely sealed in resin to block moisture. The vibration pads are likewise protected with a conductive lubricant. Combined with durable, rubber gaskets, they’re worry-free. Both units meet ABYC A-23 standards for boats up to 39′.

The patented 12-volt horns are constructed of gleaming 304 stainless steel throughout, including the brackets and internal housing. Maintenance has been reduced to simple cleaning to enhance the lustrous shine. They’re guaranteed not to rust for five years.

They are pre-wired for easy installation. The hole patterns for these horns remain the same as the prior Schmitt & Ongaro shorty models for simple upgrade projects.

Whether for reasons of aesthetics or limited space, the horns’ reduced size make them ideal for a wide range of applications. The single shorty trumpet is 13.5″ L x 3.5″ W x 4″ H. It draws 4 amps and is rated 114 db at one meter. A commanding 120 db at one meter, the 7 amp dual version is

16″ L x 7.5″ W x 4″ H. Both horns are known for their sound clarity and enhanced audibility.

The suggested list price for the Deluxe Stainless Steel Shorty Single Trumpet is $113.30. The Deluxe Shorty Dual Trumpet is $229.10.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products manufactures innovative and exceptional quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. The company offers some of the strongest product warranties in the industry and exceptional customer service.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

Introducing our New 11″ Stainless Steel Destroyer Wheel with Control Knob

DESTROYER WHEEL MAKES TURNING EASY WITH CONTROL KNOB 

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For ease of maneuvering, nothing beats a wheel control knob, especially in wet weather or when one hand is needed for the throttle. Schmitt & Ongaro’s new 11″ Destroyer Wheel comes complete with this must-have feature.

Smaller in diameter than a standard wheel, it serves well in tight and restricted locations. Ideal for any boat, it’s perfect for center consoles, fly bridges, RIBs, runabouts, crabbers and skiffs. When mounted on a stern helm station, it makes backing down safe and easy.

Crafted of strong, superior-grade stainless steel, the six-spoked wheel is highly polished for a low-maintenance, mirror-like finish. It’s ideal for both salt and freshwater. Its ball bearing knob spins even in the most grueling environments. With its black center cap and control knob insert, the 11″ Destroyer Wheel’s rugged good looks enhance any boat décor.

Developed for both refit and OEM, the solidly-built 11″ Destroyer Wheel with control knob fits a 3/4″ tapered shaft for ease of installation and maximum rigidity. With a 10° dish, it provides plenty of offset from the dash.

MSRP for Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s model 1531111K-H Destroyer Wheel with control knob is $241.80.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products is the industry’s foremost maker of innovative and exceptional quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. Known for its superior customer service principles, the company offers some of the strongest product warranties in the industry.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

NMFC Policy Change for Concealed Damaged

Recent changes have been made to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules regarding concealed damage notifications. As of Saturday, April 18, 2015 the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) has reduced the time shippers are allowed to report concealed damage to the carrier from 15 days to 5 days. Unless otherwise stated in a carrier’s specific rules tariff, this applies to all LTL shipments.

As a valued customer, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine wants to make sure you are aware of this change as well as provide information on how you can mitigate some of the possible effects to your business. Take a look below at some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this change.

What is concealed damage?
Concealed damage is damage which you did not notice when you first accepted your shipment or was hidden from your sight.

What does this mean for me and my business?
If you fail to report concealed damage within 5 days, it will result in your inability to file a freight claim with the carrier.

How can I lessen any potential impacts due to this change?
It is strongly recommended that you open and inspect all shipments immediately upon receiving. Doing so will help ensure that you are able to provide timely notification to the carrier if you discover damage to your shipment.

What happens if I discover concealed damage?
If you discover any concealed damage, the process for notifying the carrier has not changed.  Stop unpacking the shipment and retain all packaging. Take steps to reduce further loss of the goods. Do not discard damaged goods, packaging and container seals until surveyor has had a chance to investigate the loss and be sure to take pictures of the damaged freight.  Schmitt & Ongaro Marine cannot be held responsible for damages caused by carriers.  We advise you to immediately contact the carrier to obtain the necessary information to submit a claim directly to the carrier.

If needed, additional information can be obtained by visiting the NMFC website at http://www.nmfta.org/Home/Index

 

Simple Tips Preserve Stainless Steel Shine

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SIMPLE TIPS PRESERVE STAINLESS STEEL’S SHINE

 

Little enhances the appearance of a boat like gleaming, mirror-like parts and fittings. All marine metals, even the superior stainless steel grade used in Schmitt & Ongaro wheels and horns, require periodic maintenance to prevent corrosion, extend their life and preserve their lustrous shine.

Stainless steel has an invisible, protective or passive layer of chromium oxide. In a marine environment, pollutants, contaminants and salt can pit this protective film, leading to potential deterioration. Keeping this coating clean will preserve the like-new gleam and lengthen the item’s life.

Maintaining the finish on a Schmitt & Ongaro wheel or horn is simple. Owners should regularly clean the stainless steel with mild, biodegradable soap and water. Once dry, boat or car wax can be applied to remove stains, enhance the item’s shine and add a layer of protection. If rust is noticed, even from contact with a non-stainless part, a household metal cleaner should be used.

Owners should avoid using abrasives such as steel wool or powdered kitchen cleansers. Bleach, mineral acids, and even some common boat cleaners can also be harmful to the stainless finish. When in doubt, boaters should stick with the basics. More information is available at www.schmittongaromarine.com.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

Universal Fit – Center Nuts offer Style and Value

Expanding on its extensive line of attractive and high-quality boat wheel trim, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine introduces its Faux Center Nuts. A practical and versatile choice, these striking center nuts are designed with style and value in mind. They’re a perfect match to the company’s cast wheels, such as its popular stainless steel Vision line.

Builders and distributors no longer need to stock multiple variations of threaded center nuts. These universal-fit Faux Center Nuts snap into place on a choice of two bases. One fits 1/2″ mechanical or 12mm steering systems, such as for SeaStar or Uflex. The other is for 5/8″ hydraulic systems, like Hynautic.

Faux Center Nuts are available in traditionally-finished 316 stainless steel or gleaming, chrome-plated ABS. The durable, cast stainless version can be engraved for boat builders by Schmitt & Ongaro Marine for a custom, finished appearance. Customers can order packages with either nut and one or both bases for leaner, more efficient inventories.

Faux Nuts

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As with all its products, these new economical center nuts represent Schmitt & Ongaro’s continued dedication to workmanship, attention to detail and production optimization. The stainless steel Faux Center Nut retails for $24.90, while the chrome-plated ABS model costs $9.10. Both come standard with one base.