Wesmar founder and president Bruce H. Blakey has announced today that he has sold his company to local businessman Roger Fellows. He founded Western Marine Electronics in 1965 to develop sonar to help commercial fishermen find fish.
A new sonar technology being trialled by vessels in the Americas promises to make fishing more cost effective.
WESMAR’s dealer in Iceland, Sonar ehf, will be showing WESMAR’s trawl sonar sleds at IceFish, including a new BioLight option for attracting fish.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected a WESMAR V2-34 hydraulic bow thruster for its 95ft research vessel ‘SPENCER F. BAIRD’, during a recent overhaul.
US based Western Marine Electronics (WESMAR) has received an order for its Model HD860 sonar for installation on the second largest fishing vessel in British Columbia (BC), the ‘FV Raw Spirit’.
The top albacore boat in the Pacific last year used a WESMAR HD860 electronically stabilised sonar, and the owner credits his WESMAR sonar and the captain of his boat with their success.
Scientists and researchers have been working together, using WESMAR sonar, to determine whether fish stocks have been replenished after a three year closure of fishing in Lake Kinneret, also called the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest lake.
WESMAR introduces its newest trawl sonar, the TCS385, this month.
Sonar equipment manufacturer WESMAR has introduced its new line of trawl sonar catch sensors.
Sonar manufacturer WESMAR has announced the introduction of a new sonar, the HD860 series, with Precision Beam Stabilisation, after four years of intensive design.
Wesmar will be displaying the largest bow thruster it manufacturers at the annual International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans 1-3 December. Bob Sentz, vice-president of the company’s Mechanical Division, says it is the largest system his division has ever sent to a trade show.
Wesmar is to showcase its HD825 searchlight sonar at this year’s Pacific Marine Expo (PME) in Seattle, 18-20 November.
Wesmar (Western Marine Electronics) has confirmed the appointment of Source Marine of Hope Island, Queensland, Australia, as its newest manufacturer’s representative in Australia.
The installation of the Wesmar TCS780 trawl system on board the 105m catcher/processor Vladivostok has been hailed a big success.
WESMAR is introducing the new HD825 Series Searchlight Sonar this month.
WESMAR President, Bruce H. Blakey, and Alex De Boom, President of Arie De Boom Marine of France, have announced they have signed an agreement that establishes a partnership between them called WESMAR Europe.
WESMAR is showcasing its new DSP4800 series stabilizers at the 2010 winter boat shows.
WESMAR, Western Marine Electronics, has recently released a technical report on the unique advantages of the level indicator feature on the WESMAR line of trawl sonars. The level indicator feature allows the sonar operator to monitor the trawl net from the sonar screen, watching the angle of the trawl sled as it flies through the water attached to the net.
Western Marine Electronics (WESMAR ) claim the new sonars they launched at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle last November "offer features never before available".