We specialize in ZF propulsion control systems for ships, such as the CruiseCommand, MiniCommand, MicroCommander, ClearCommand, and SmartCommand. We engineer and install quality propulsion control systems for commercial marine vessels, yachts, sailing ships and barges. Straathof Controls guarantees that all products are modifiable, to fully meet your personal tastes and demands. We offer a comprehensive assortment of ZF propulsion systems and control stations, as well as joysticks, cpp control and waterjet control.
We engineer ZF propulsion control systems that are excellent for applications in commercial shipping, as well as on yachts. The systems are developed with use of the newest hardware, software, and top-notch electronics design technology. The control systems are encased in a steel housing for robustness, ideal for commercial shipping purposes.
All control stations in our comprehensive selection are compatible with ZF Marine propulsion controls. The entire assortment is ergonomically designed, and most of the levers are watertight. The levers are adaptable to fit with all ZF Marine propulsion controls, except the SmartCommand processor.
We are currently developing a joystick control system, which would enable the skipper to maneuver the vessel and control the propulsion , simultaneously, with one hand. The product has not been fully established, but the progress is promising and some try-outs have already been successfully installed on ships.
My name is Dick Straathof and I founded this company in 1997. Since then, we have built great expertise in the field of propulsion control systems for commercial marine shipping and exclusive yachts. Next to engineering state of the art control systems, giving personal and high-quality service is our top-priority. Over the course of the company’s history, our service center has been able to help numerous customers to a high degree of satisfaction.
Due to a unique exchange system, we are able to resolve defects in propulsion control systems within 24 hours, worldwide. This exchange system has already prevented many ships from being inoperative, ensuring maximal cost reduction and saving valuable time. Our employees in the modern and well-equipped workshop ensure that you will be helped as quickly and thoroughly as possible.