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To better clarify its company image, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products has renamed and rebranded to Schmitt Marine, with product line brands Schmitt Steering Wheels and Ongaro Marine housed within the top-tier umbrella. Tim Schmitt, president, made the announcement.

“Since Schmitt acquired Ongaro Marine in 2008, there’s been confusion in the marketplace as to the relationship between our products and our legacy company names,” said Schmitt. “The rebranding simplifies our image and better defines our product lines. It also provides a wider avenue from which we can evolve and grow our offerings in exciting, new directions.” Schmitt Steering Wheels will house the company’s stainless steel and polyurethane marine wheels. The Ongaro Marine brand will contain the wiper systems and horns.

Parallel to the company renaming is the introduction of a new series of logos. Fresh and clean, the main Schmitt Marine subtly incorporates the “S” and “O” from original company names. The secondary brands provide a distinct relational connection to the primary mark. Subsequent phases of the rebranding process will include a website redesign, updated literature, and other marketing and sales collateral.

What hasn’t changed is Schmitt Marine’s commitment to delivering on its brand promise of quality, innovation and value. The company manufactures a wide range of products for numerous OEMs worldwide, many of which are completely custom-styled and branded, as well as stock items for retail.


Improved All Stainless, Waterproof Shorty Trumpet Horns


Shorty horn

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.


Schmitt and Ongaro to Exhibit New Products at IBEX show

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products looks forward to seeing YOU in Kentucky at IBEX 2013!!


Please stop by our BOOTH, NUMBER 921 at the show – Tuesday, September 17th – Thursday, September 19th.


So what’s new with us?

  • The next wave of VISION wheels is here!  The Vision FX and Vision Elite offer the Schmitt quality you have come to expect and the value you are looking for. The Vision Elite model with an all stainless steel knob, offers glass ball bearings for smoother spinning action, while keeping your favorite features, such as stainless steel, patented finger grips, and control knobs.  We are so excited about our new wheels, we even built extra spinning stands, so you can “test drive” more of our wheels when visiting our booth.


  • Our ever popular Ongaro trumpet horns, one of the loudest on the market, just got better.  We’ve kept the design you love, but improved the functionality by adding a drain hole to eliminate water.   Once you’ve seen it in action, you will love it even more!  Just follow the horn blast to our booth for a demonstration.


  • In our Wiper Products category, we’ve added a new Waterproof Heavy Duty Wiper Motor.   More powerful and durable than before; this new motor offers superior performance at an economical price.   This, and the addition of an all new Standard Duty Wiper Motor nicely rounds out our line of Wiper Motors.  We also have a whole array of new black powder coated wiper arms and blades awaiting your inspection in our updated category.


And there’s more!!


  • Grab Rails – Innovation of our existing grab rail with stainless steel construction and rubber grip. The stainless steel offers a terrific looking product at an attractive price.


  • Bezels – Our experienced engineering staff are ready to develop custom designs.


  • “Drawing Table” Renderings of new “Stella” Wheels.


Remember, that’s BOOTH 921 – Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products!!   Don’t Miss Us!!