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Press Releases/Product Updates:

6/5/2017 Hydraulic Marine Systems is refurbishing a 150hp Single Thruster with Helms Control available for sale.

 

5/31/2017 Hydraulic Marine Systems completes a 300hp Twin Thruster for Kelly Brothers, Inc. (Ft. Myers, FL). Contract was completed ahead of schedule.

 

3/28/2017 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract from Kelly Brothers, Inc. (Ft. Myers, FL) for a 300hp Volvo Penta Twin Thruster. Lead time to complete project 60-90 days.

 

3/10/2017 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract from Shoreline Improvements / Twin Lakes Mooring (Hardin, KY) for a 200hp Volvo Penta Single Thruster Unit with helm controls and 360 degree steering. Unit hydraulic system and controls set up to operate 2 spud winches and ramp per customer request. Lead time to complete project 60-90 days.

 

1/27/2017 Hydraulic Marine Systems completes 200hp Perkins Single Thruster Unit to Galindo Construction, Inc. on time to complete our contract.

 

12/08/2016 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract from Galindo Constrution Inc. for a 200hp Perkins Single Thruster Unit with dual controls (Helm and Pilot House Controls). We are schedule to complete it by 01/31/2017.

 

12/07/2016 Hydraulic Marine Systems has shipped the 200hp Single Thruster Unit on time to Offshore Engineering to complete our contract.

 

10/01/2016 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded 2nd contract from Offshore Engineering for a 200hp Single Thruster Unit with dual controls (Helms Controls and a seperate Control Box with a 100 ft long tethered cable). This machine will be displayed at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans on 11/30/2016 to 12/02/2016 and then will be shipped to Offshore Engineering.

 

9/15/2016 Hydraulic Marine Systems completes the 300hp Power Pack for Metalcraft Marine and will be shipped on time to complete our contract.

 

5/20/2016  HMS tops the US marine thruster industry with the sector's highest D&B viability rating.  Among the five principal US commercial marine thruster manufacturer-suppliers, Dun & Bradstreet rated Hydraulic Marine Systems, Inc. as the most viable with a rating of '32BG.'  Not only was HMS’ composite rating the industry’s highest but no other commercial marine thruster manufacturer-supplier bettered HMS’ rating in any of the four fundamental metrics: viability score, portfolio comparison, data depth indicator, and company profile.  Chris Jacobs, HMS’ commercial manager, was pleasantly surprised with the assessment: “The industry has been hit hard by the oil downturn but the company was positioned to ‘weather the storm’ so a strong rating was anticipated.  However I didn’t expect our technical fundamentals to improve as they did given the exceptionally weak market." Company president, John Williams, remarked: “Well this is great!  D&B’s motto is 'decide with confidence' and this rating lets our customers and suppliers do just that when they do business with us.”

A D&B report on HMS can be obtained at: https://www.dandb.com/#

 

04/01/2016 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract from Metalcraft Marine for one 300hp Power Pack with two outboard brackets and Pilot House Controls.

 

3/30/2016  200 HP Single Thruster Self Contained Unit currently in production and FOR SALE at this time, DRASTICALLY REDUCING LEAD TIME!! Will not last long. (See new/used equipment for sale.)

 

2/28/2016  Navamar contract completed within 60 days per contract requirements. Units were shipped to Ontario, Canada on 3/10/2016.

 

12/28/2015  Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract from Navamar Ship Building & Repair for 2 125 HP single thruster units (Model 2418PWP). Power Packs (engines) and Hydraulic Power Units (thrusters) were built on seperate frames customized to customer specifications to adapt to vessel. Units include 360 degree steering with steering direction indicator, pilot house controls, outboard tilt-able mounts with sensor (light) indicator when down tilted to 90 degrees, and fabricated guards at pinch points. One unit required additional auxiliary hydraulic pump to power winches.

 

11/24/2015   For the 10th year in a row, Hydraulic Marine Systems Invites You to visit us at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. December 1st thru 3rd, 2015 at  BOOTH # 3464.  

For free VIP invitations to the show, please contact us via telephone, fax or email and let us know how many guests will be attending. 

 

 

11/24/2015    Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships an order from the Tronox Alkali. Co in Green River- WY for two Fixed Outboard Mounted Thrusters - Model 2216 (100HP).  

 

09/21/2015   Patriot Marine in Winthrop, MA purchased two inventory units.One self contained Heavy Duty Single Thruster Model 2424LRHD (200HP) and a self contained Twin Thruster Propulsion System Model T2420 LRHD (305 HP).

 

09/17/2015      Systems copletes and ships fourHydraulic Marine completes and ships four fixed Outboard Mounted Thrusters with Hydraulic packages for Astillero  GMA in Medellin - Columbia, Model 2422 (Rated 150-200HP).

 

03/06/2015  Hydraulic Marine systems completes the puchase order for Gray Aqua Group.
The scope of supply, one outboard tiltable backet with 300 HP Superduty drive including pumps and  electronic controls

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11/20/2014  For the 9th year in a row, Hydraulic Marine Systems Invites You to visit us at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. December 3rd thru 5th, 2014 at  BOOTH # 3562.  We will be displaying our Newest VOLVO-PENTA Powered 305HP Heavy Duty TWIN Thruster!

For free VIP invitations to the show, please contact us via telephone, fax or email and let us know how many guests will be attending. 

 

 11/20/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems announces coming availability of 2 units New Build Self-contained 200HP VOLVO PENTA® Powered Heavy Duty Single Thrusters. These units will be available for delivery January/February 2015 on a first come basis (normal production lead time 90 days).  

Specifications include: VOLVO PENTA® 201HP Tier III Industrial Engine, Model TAD660VE  /  Extended length drive leg, allowing 9.5'/2.9m of reach to centerline of propeller from mounting deck  /  180° Azimuth style Steering  /  Heavy Duty Gear to Gear assembly with Eskridge planetary reduction  /  Aluminum Elevated Helm Platform with full Operator's Controls  / Sauer Danfoss 90 Series Heavy Duty hydraulic Package  /   Kaplan 4-Blade Manganeze Bronze Propeller  /  HMS Stainless Steel Matched Nozzle  /  Aluminum Fuel (58gal.) and Hydraulic (50gal.) Tanks  /  Aluminum Hood and engine side access doors  /  Hot-Dip Galvanized Structural Steel Frame and supports  /  EATON Aero-quip High-Pressure Hydraulic Hoses  /  Chevron Clarity #68 Bio-degradable Hydraulic  Oil  /   Fully self-contained / Truckable / Rapid set-up time (45-60 minutes).

 

 

09/25/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems delivers to Offshore Engineering Co., their ordered 200hp Self-contained Single Thruster at Cape Cod Express Terminal in Falmouth, MA on schedule. Offshore Engineering will install the unit immediately on a 12' x 32' sectional float and put the newly configured shuttle float into service the following morning.

 

09/10/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a purchase order from Offshore Engineering Co., Falmouth, MA, for an in-stock Volvo Penta® powered 200hp Self-contained Heavy Duty Single Thruster.  With immediate availability of the inventory unit, Offshore Engineeering was able to secure a short notice project on Martha's Vinyard that requires shallow water operation just off the island. The scope of supply calls for modification of the Thruster to add Tethered portable controls with a hand-held panel and 100' of cord. The optional addition will allow the operator to maneuver the vessel with the thruster while moving about the platform. Terms of the order call for a 15 day delivery schedule. 

 

08/12/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes the Marine Contractors and Consultants Co., order 15 days ahead of the pojected build schedule.  MCC will arrange Ocean Container shipping for the package and call for the equipment right away. 

 

07/17/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a 2nd order from The Embury's Co., Bahamas, for another Fixed mount 180° steerable Thruster.  The scope of supply calls for a 2nd fixed position outboard mounted thruster, to be paired with the original order. Both units will be delivered stateside to the South Carolina drydock where the vessel is being retro-fitted. Terms of the order call for a 60 day delivery schedule.

 

06/13/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Marine Contractors and Consultants Co., Nicosia, Cyprus, for a pair of modified Power Packs with outboard mounted tilt-able Thrusters.  The scope of supply calls for 2 PERKINS®  Powered (Tier III) 100HP modified length Hydraulic Power Packs coupled with flexible hydraulic lines to separately mounted outboard style Azimuth thrusters with 180° steering . The dual component package allows for better positioning of the engines to the outer port and starboard mid-ship sections, due to limited deck space on the specialized work platform. Controls for the engines and Thrusters will be mounted on a pre-assembled Pilot House Control Panel. Electronics for the panel include graphic thruster position indicators, hydraulic pressure and temperature monitoring as well as full engine instrumentation/monitoring  Terms of the order call for a 75-90 day build schedule. 

 

06/16/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from The Embury's Co., Bahamas, for a Fixed mount 180° steerable Thruster.  The scope of supply calls for a standard outboard mounted fixed position thruster for retro-fit onto an existing shallow water pontoon type barge to spplement the exisiting rudder propeller propulsion. Terms of the order call for a 60 day production schedule. 

 

06/12/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships the Carolina Bridge Co., order 10 days ahead of the pojected build schedule. Carolina Bridge will complete the on-site installation upon receipt, allowing them to keep their project on track for a timely completion.  

 

04/28/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships the Arctic Sea Mining Co., order 5 days ahead of schedule. This expedited and extensively involved build was facilitated in part by HMS' Volvo Penta OEM/Distributor partnership support, allowing HMS to have the available engines on-hand prior to the build. HMS continues to build on a solid support foundation with our reputable distributors and suppliers, and the effort has paid off in this most recent build. 

With Volvo Penta being a very well recognized name in the Marine Propulsion Industry, the Volvo Penta reputation for reliability and dependability was a key factor in facilitating this Sale.

 

04/23/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Carolina Bridge Co., Orangeburg, SC, for a modified Power Pack with outboard mounted tilt-able Thruster.  The scope of supply calls for a Volvo Penta Powered, Modified, low profile self-contained power pack coupled to an outboard mounted thruster with flexible hydraulic lines. The dual component package allows better positioning of the engine for equalized ballast on the shortened push-boat platform. Controls for the engine and Thruster will be mounted on a portable podium style platform, allowiing the operator to position himself anywhere on the deck, for better visibility. The control panel will be coupled to the power pack with a tethered, flexible control cable. Terms of the order call for a 60 day build schedule. 

 

04/09/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships the White Lake Dock & Dredge Co., order 3 days ahead of the early end of the requested production schedule. White Lake will begin on-site installation upon receipt, allowing them to keep their project on track for a timely completion. 

 

03/28/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Arctic Sea Mining Co., LLC, Seattle WA, for a Volvo Penta Powered 600HP Main Propulsion System, including fully equipped Pilot House with engine and Thruster control systems. The purchase order calls for an expedited build schedule of only 35 days. The scope of supply includes 2 x 300HP Volvo Penta powered Heavy Duty 180° Azimuth Style Power-Pack thrusters, extended reach lower drive legs, 32" Kaplan Propellers with Matched Stainless Steel Nozzles and Thruster position indicating systems.

 

 03/18/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships the DEARSAN GEMI INSAT SAN A.S. Shipbuilding Co., order for a pair of 134Kw Silver Tsunami™ Self-contained Power-pack Thrusters.  The build schedule for the project was extended by 30 days in order to take delivery and build with Imported Tier 2 EU Cummins Industrial engines, per the client's request.

 

02/26/2014  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from White Lake Dock & Dredge Co., Montague, MI, for a tilt-able outboard mounted Thruster package with related hydraulic components. The scope of supply calls for HMS to supply a modified Heavy Duty outboard mounted thruster with 360° azimuth style continuous steering, pilot house steering position indicator, Main hydraulic pump, filtering and cooling systems, as well as pilot house controls. White Lake will supply their own engine and make the assemblies and installation onsite. Terms of the order call for an expedited standard build time of 45-60 days. 

 

12/05/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems recieves an order from PCL Civil Constructors Corp., through their PCL Construction Resources, USA Division, for a Perkins Powered Tier IIIA 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster, including our new upgraded Planetary Steering System with Hydraulic Brake.  This new purchase increases PCL's inventory of HMS' Thrusters to 4 units. PCL continues to display Confidence in HMS' Self-contained Thrusters and acknowledges the cost effectiveness and efficiency in self-propelling platforms on their jobsites. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated delivery schedule of 7-10 days. With the new unit already in production and nearing completion at the time of purchase, the delivery schedule will be achieved.

 

10/14/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems returns from our 8th successful year at the International Workboat Show. The Self-contained heavy duty Twin Thruster displayed at the show (Model T2424LRHD ) was purchased by CENTERLIFT Co., of New Orleans, LA.  After the show came to a close the Thruster was delivered to CENTERLIFT's yard locally in New Orleans. The machine will be stored through the winter, then transported to Northwest Canada for work in the Oil Industry.  CENTERLIFT Co. is pleased with the purchase and has indicated an interest in purchasing a second unit. The machine itself is equipped with an upgraded hydraulic package and higher pitched propellers, producing in excess of 6,000 lbs. Thrust.

Culminating the success of the Show this year (in addition to the CENTERLIFT purchase) HMS has entered into negotiations  with Naval Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. Co.,  of Veracruz Mexico, for a pair of HMS' newest HydraTug Thrusters, each powered by 336Kw Cummins engines turning 1295mm Kaplan Propellers.

    

09/20/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from DEARSAN GEMI INSAT SAN A.S. Shipbuilding Co., of Istanbul Turkey, for a pair of 134Kw Silver Tsunami™ Self-contained Power-pack Thrusters.  The order represents the first phase of a multiple vessel new-build project. The scope of supply includes 2 x 134Kw CUMMINS Powered Power-Pack Thrusters, each equipped with 180° Heavy Duty Gear to Gear Steeering , Modified Extended reach drive legs with additional length added to clear the bottom of their hull, 'Plug & Play' Pilot House Control Panel with electronic display panels showing Thruster position indication, propeller speed indicaton, pressure and temperature monitoring as well as full instrumentation engine control panels. With Tier IIEU rated engines, the project calls for a 120-150 day build time. 

 

09/04/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes ahead of schedule an order for SimberCorp. S.A., of Quito, Ecuador and prepares to ship a set of tilt-able outboard mounted Thrusters and related hydraulic components package including 2 Heavy Duty outboard mounted thrusters with steering position indicators, Main hydraulic pumps, filtering and cooling systems, and a full set of Pilot house controls.

 

07/01/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems proudly Invites You to visit us at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9th thru 11th, 2013!  BOOTH # 3562  We will be displaying our Newest VOLVO-PENTA Powered 300HP Heavy Duty TWIN Thruster!

For free VIP invitations to the show, please contact us via telephone, fax or email and let us know how many guests will be attending.  

  

06/08/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from SimberCorp. S.A., of Quito, Ecuador, for a pair of tilt-able outboard mounted Thrusters and related hydraulic components package. The scope of supply calls for HMS to supply 2 Heavy Duty outboard mounted thrusters with steering position indicators, Main hydraulic pumps, filtering and cooling systems, as well as pilot house controls. Simbercorp will supply their own engines and custom fitted hydraulic reservoirs and will make the assemblies and installation onsite. Terms of the order call for a standard build time of 90-120 days.

 

05/28/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the Granting of a Registered Trademark / Service Mark for the name 'Hydraulic Marine Systems'. The Trademark, Registration No. 4,344,314, granted May 28th, 2013 is the 2nd in a series, adding to significantly growing family of Registered Trademarks involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters.

 

05/23/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a purchase order from Zutphen Equipment Co. Inc, Port Hood Nova Scotia,  for a Perkins Powered Tier IIIA 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster equipped our new upgraded Planetary Steering System with Hydraulic Brake.  The order calls for an extended reach drive leg, allowing 9.5'/2.9m reach from the mounting deck to centerline of the propeller. Terms of the order call for an accelerated delivery schedule of 30 days. With this new unit already in production at the time of purchase, the delivery schedule will be achieved with no foreseeable problems. 

 

04/09/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from J & J Boatworks, Cannan Indiana, for a pair of Volvo-Penta Powered 300HP Silver Tsunami™ Self-Contained Twin Thrusters with Dual Station Controls. The scope of supply calls for 2 Self-contained units (each complete with Helm and Controls) in addition to hard-wired Remote Station Controls to be installed in an Elevated Wheel House. This will allow the operator the option to control the units from either location. Both units will be mounted on the same platform, producing a combined 12,000 lbs. Bollard Pull Thrust. The J & J  custom designed/built vessel is for export to overseas delivery and is utilizing Tier IIEU engines.  Terms of the contract call for a 120 day production schedule. 

 

03/14/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a Purchase Order from LD TravOcean Co., of Marseille France, for purchase of HMS' pre-owned 600HP Thruster package. Terms of the agreement call for supply of additional spares and minor modifications to accomodate installation on their Vessel. The package will be containerized and shipped to Central America for an upcoming project beginning in early May. With a short lead-time to onsite delivery, LD TravOcean is focused on the quick set-up time for the equipment and anticipates an on-time start-up for their project.  

03/06/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems welcomes a representative from  LD TravOcean Co., of Marseille France, for an onsite inspection of an HMS built, pre-owned 600HP Power Pack Thruster package. Mr. Nicolas Fiore / Director of Operations visited HMS' facility for a preview of the pre-owned power pack system and related components. After a tour of the facility and review of HMS' production processes, a live demonstration was performed with the equipment. Upon determination of the simplicity of installation and ease of operation, Mr. Fiore indicated an interest in purchasing the equipment. The visit ended with word that LD TravOcean would follow up shortly with a decision.

 02/26/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of another New Patent. The Patent, No. US 8,382,538 B1, granted February 26th, 2013, is the 6th in a series, adding to significantly growing family of Patents involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. This 'Continuation in part' patent encompasses newly added design changes and upgrades to our modular outboard mounted Thrusters, including 29 specifically recognized claims. HMS is extremely pleased with this announcement so quickly on the heels of the last patent, awarded just one month ago.  HMS is steadily becoming a world recognized provider of cost effective, reliable Hydraulic Propulsion Systems. Our equipment and our reputation have expanded their reach to many Countries and Continents, including Africa, Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Russia and Indonesia.  Our continuing development and upgrading of our product lines, utilizing advanced  technologies, leaves us well positioned for growth now and into the future.  

 

02/08/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from GE-TA Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey, for a pair of modified tilt-able outboard mounted Thrusters. GE-TA Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a specialized trash skimming vessel, utilizing for the first time, hydraulic propulsion. The scope of supply calls for HMS to supply 2 modified outboard mounted thrusters with steering position indicators along with additional spares. As well as building the vessel,  GE-TA is designing their own hydraulic power pack system, in coordination with HMS. Modifications to the Outboard mounts include efforts to reduce the weight and shorten the lower drive housings for very shallow water operation. Terms of the order call for an expedited build time of 60-75 days.

 

02/06/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from St. James Stevedoring Co., Convent, LA., for a pair of 300HP Silver Tsunami™ Power-pack Thrusters. St. James' representatives met with HMS at the International WorkBoat Show in December, 2012 to discuss their plans to re-fit and self-propel one of their Dredging Barges. After considerable planning and Engineering discussion, the Company has moved forward with the project.  The scope of supply includes 2 x 300HP powerpack Thrusters, each equipped with 360° azimuth style continuous steering, Extended reach drive legs with additional length added to clear the bottom of their hull, auxiliary thermal heat exchanger oil coolers with automated by-pass valves, 'Plug & Play' Pilot House Control Panel with electronic display panels showing Thruster position indication, propeller speed indicaton, pressure and temperature monitoring as well as full instrumentation engine control panels. Terms of the order call for a 90-120 day build time.

 

 01/15/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of another New Patent. The Patent, No. US 8,353,734 B1, granted January 15th, 2013, is the 5th in a series, adding to a growing family of Patents involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. This 'Continuation in part' patent encompasses new design changes and upgraded features of HMS' Single and Twin Propeller Thrusters, including 30 specifically recognized claims. As HMS continuously strives to improve our products and add to our designs, HMS is extremely pleased with this announcement in that it again exemplifies our commitment to ongoing development and upgrading of our product line, utilizing advanced  technologies and incorporating those technologies into our products, now and into the future.   

 

01/09/2013  Hydraulic Marine Systems' European Representative, Mr. Wielie Derksen, receives an order for a Standard Lower Drive Housing assembly with Stainless Steel Nozzle.  Terms of the order call for a 30-45 day build time.

 

12/10/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems returns from another successful year at the International Workboat Show. The Spec. machine displayed at the show (HMS' Silver Tsunami™ 175HP Single Thruster) was purchased by ARYA Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey. Upon return from the show, the machine  was loaded into a 20' container for ocean transport to the Port of Istanbul, with a Mid-January delivery date. The Silver Tsunami™ Thruster is earmarked for main propulsion on a New-build specialized work vessel. ARYA Representatives indicated the unit would shorten their build time and cut costs with its turn-key operation and 1-2 hour set-up time. Additionally, they were pleased with the dual station control panel supplied with the machine which allows the vessel to be operated from the elevated Helm platform at the machine or from their weather protective wheel house during inclement weather.

 

12/04/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of a Registed Trademark for HMS' 'Wave Propeller' Logo. The Trademark Registration was granted under 3 classes, including Classes 7, 12 and 37. The mark consists of a marine propulsion unit with propeller against a wave backdrop. Hydraulic Marine Systems is extremely pleased with the granting of this Trademark Registration and we expect this trademarked logo to become well recognized around the world for representing high quality propulsion equipment.  

 

11/27/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of another New Patent. The Patent, No. US 8,317,554 B1, granted November 27th, 2012, is the 4th in a series, adding to a growing family of Patents involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. This extensive new patent encompasses  designs and features of HMS' modular 'Outboard Mounted' Thrusters, including 22 specifically recognized claims. Again, HMS is extremely pleased with this announcement in that it continues to exemplify our commitment to ongoing development and upgrading of our line of products, utilizing advanced  technologies and incorporating those technologies into our products, now and into the future.  

 

10/21/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Hydro Rochefortais Co., Echillaise France, for 2 Fixed Position Outboard Mounted Thrusters, each equipped with 180° steering. Terms of the order call for a 60-75 day build schedule.

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09/10/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems Invites You to visit us at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5th thru 7th, 2012!  BOOTH # 2761  We will be displaying our Newest 175HP Perkins Powered Single Thruster!

For free VIP invitations to the show, please contact us via telephone, fax or email and let us know how many guests will be attending.  

08/27/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems' European Representative, Mr. Wielie Derksen, recieves an order from a Romanian client for a Tilt-able Outboard Mounted thruster with 90° Ram type Steering. The Thruster will be connected to an existing hydraulic system already onboard the client's vessel and will be equipped with an anti-cavitation plate for shallow water operation. Terms of the order call for a 30-45 day build schedule. 

08/24/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems Asia-Pacific Representative, Mr. Rick Hay recieves an order from a client in Brisbane, Australia for a Perkins Powered Tier IIIA 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster, equipped our new upgraded Planetary Steering System with Hydraulic Brake.  The order calls for an extended reach drive leg, allowing 9.5'/2.9m reach from the mounting deck to centerline of the propeller. Terms of the order call for an accelerated delivery schedule of 30-45 days. With this new unit also in production at the time of purchase, the delivery schedule will be achieved with no foreseeable problems. 

08/02/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a 2nd Purchase Order from Viking Power Systems, Mount Pearl, New Foundland, for 2 new Builds. Terms of the agreement call for 2 x Isuzu Powered 300HP Silver Tsunami© powerpacks, each with Wireless Radio Remote Control systems. Both machines will be installed on the same Barge and are being built as Left and Right Hand units. Each machine will be equipped with a 30'/9m tethered portable control panel for operation at or near the machine, or the operator can switch control to a hand-held wireless Radio Remote Controller, allowing him to poerate the Thrusters from anywhere on the vessel. The build will require approximately 120 days to complete, with production scheduled to begin in Mid-August, 2012.    

07/03/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a Purchase Order from Viking Power Systems, Mount Pearl, New Foundland, for an Isuzu Powered 300HP Heavy Duty, Self-Contained Twin Thruster, Model 2420HDLR. The order is for purchase of an inventory unit on hand, with immediate shipping. Viking Power dispatched their long-haul freight Truck for International pick-up within 48 hours, effecting delivery to their site within 7 days.

06/26/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems Asia-Pacific Representative, Mr. Rick Hay recieves an order from Waterway Constructions Corp., New South Wales, Australia for a Fixed outboard mounted thruster conversion package, including  the Fixed mount thruster, hydraulic package with pump assembly, hydraulic reservoir, hydraulic filtration and cooling system, pre-assembled pilot house control panel and pre-fabricated cable harnesses. The system is intended for conversion of an existing pushboat from fixed shaft rudder-propeller propulsion to 180° Azimuth style Hydraulic Propulsion. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated build schedule of 30 days or less, in order to facilitate shipping the package with their previous order. 

06/20/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships K & K Marine's 2 Self-contained Silver Tsunami© powerpacks 14  days ahead of schedule.  Arrival of the machines to the project site will allow K & K to remain on schedule without any delays.

06/19/2012  Hydraulic Marine Systems Asia-Pacific Representative, Mr. Rick Hay recieves an order from Waterway Constructions Corp., New South Wales, Australia for a Perkins Powered Tier IIIA 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster, equipped our new upgraded Planetary Steering System with Hydraulic Brake.  The order calls for an extended reach drive leg, allowing 9.5'/2.9m reach from the mounting deck to centerline of the propeller. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated delivery schedule of 20-30 days. With the new unit already in production and nearing completion at the time of purchase, the delivery schedule will be achieved. 

03/06/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a second contract from K&K Marine LLC., Amelia Louisiana, for 2 Isuzu Powered 300HP Self-Contained Heavy Duty Single Thrusters with Dual Station Controls. The scope of supply calls for 2 Self-contained Silver Tsunami© powerpacks with Dual Station Controls (including a portable operator control station). Primary control will be from the Pilot House, with auxiliary, hard-wired portable Station Controls at the power packs, allowing the machines to be separated and transferred to other platforms if necessary. The 300HP Thrusters will be equipped with 180° Steering and extended reach, allowing up to 10' of reach to the centerline of the propellers. Both units will be mounted on the same platform, producing a combined 12,000 lbs. Bollard Pull Thrust. Terms of the contract call for a 120 day production schedule.

01/20/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships Two Harbor Marine's Outboard Mounted Thruster Package , including outboard mounted thruster with related assemblies. The fixed position thruster (HD130-175hp range), Hydraulic Pump with Electronic Control, Hydraulic Reservoir with Filtration and Cooling Systems, a Portable Control Panel and Electronic Solenoid Operated Control Valve will be installed and coupled to their existing 220HP John Deere Engine. 

11/20/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems Invites everyone to come visit us at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 30th thru December 2nd, 2011!  BOOTH # 2559  We will be displaying our Newest 300HP Isuzu Powered Twin Thruster!

This unit will be available for sale and ready for immediate Delivery after the show. Buy Now and SAVE! Purchase this machine before or during the show and Domestic Freight/Shipping to your location will be included at no additional cost!

11/15/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Two Harbor Marine, Lincolnville Maine, for a Heavy Duty Fixed position outboard mounted thruster with related assemblies. The scope of supply includes 1 fixed position thruster (HD130-175hp range), Hydraulic Pump with Electronic Control, Hydraulic Reservoir with Filtration and Cooling Systems, a Portable Control Panel and Electronic Solenoid Operated Control Valve. Two Harbor Marine intends to mount the Thruster on their platform and connect it to their existing John Deere 220HP Diesel Engine. Terms of the contract call for a 60-90 day production schedule.

10/19/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems recieves an order from PCL Civil Constructors Corp., through their PLC Construction Resources, USA Division, for a Perkins Powered Tier IIIA 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster, including our new upgraded Planetary Steering System with Hydraulic Brake.  With their 2nd New Thruster purchase this year being added to their growing inventory of HMS' Thrusters, PCL continues to display Confidence in these machines and a recognition of their cost effectiveness and efficiency in self-propelling platforms on their jobsites sites. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated delivery schedule of 10-14 days. With the new unit already in production and nearing completion at the time of purchase, the delivery schedule will be achieved.

08/30/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of another New Patent. The Patent, No. US 8,007,328 B2, granted August 30th, 2011, is the 3rd in a series, adding to a growing family of Patents involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. Encompassing a broader spectrum of design features, This patent has been designated 'The Super Patent'. HMS is extremely pleased with this announcement in that it exemplifies our commitment to continuous development and upgrading of our line of products, utilizing advanced  technologies and incorporating those technologies into our products, now and into the future. 

08/19/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives a purchase order from Kappens Tree Service, Cass City, Michigan, for purchase of a refurbished 50HP single Thruster with 180° Steering. The refurbishing includes a complete rebuild on the Deutz oil-cooled engine, upgraded Sauer-Danfoss Hydraulic Pump, refurbished propeller and new 50 gallon hydraulic reservoir. The unit will be put into service with Kappens' Seawall construction and repair division.

08/06/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems completes and ships, 9 days ahead of schedule, the order for Edificadora Y Urbanizadora Del Sureste (Edyur Construction Co.) Veracruz, Mexico, allowing Edyur Construction to stay on track with their project in progress.

06/30/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from Edificadora Y Urbanizadora Del Sureste (Edyur Construction Co.) Veracruz, Mexico for a Perkins Powered 175HP Heavy Duty Single Thruster with Extended Reach Option. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated build schedule of 45-60 days. 

05/06/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract from K&K Marine LLC., Amelia Louisiana, for 2 Isuzu Powered 300HP Self-Contained Heavy Duty Twin Thrusters with Dual Station Controls. The scope of supply calls for 2 Self-contained units (complete with Helm and Controls) in addition to hard-wired Remote Station Controls in the Elevated Wheel House. This will allow the operator the option to control the units from either location. Both units will be mounted on the same platform, producing a combined 12,000 lbs. Bollard Pull Thrust. Terms of the contract call for a 120 day production schedule.

05/05/2011 Hydraulic Marine Systems completes Atlantic Testing Build ahead of schedule; HMS completes production of Atlantic Testings' 175HP Thruster project 11 days ahead of schedule, allowing Atlantic to stay on track for their June Jobsite Start up. 

04/30/2011 Hydraulic Marine Systems ships ahead of schedule; HMS completes production of the Astillero GMA project twenty-one days ahead of schedule. The units are scheduled for arrival in Colombia during the latter part of May.  

03/17/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order from PCL Civil Constructors Corp., through their PCL Construction Resources, USA Division, for a Deutz Powered Air-cooled 150HP Single Thruster with Extended Reach option. The extended reach option allows PCL greater flexibility in self-propelling both their shallow draft (3-5') platforms and their deeper draft  (7-9') platforms with the same propulsion unit. In adding to their inventory of HMS' Thrusters, PCL displays a continued confidence in these machines and a recognition of their cost effectiveness and efficiency in self-propelling platfroms on the jobsite. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated production schedule of 60-75 days. 

03/15/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract from Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited, Canton, NY., for a modified Self-contained Single Thruster with Auxiliary Hydraulic Controls. The scope of supply calls for a Heavy Duty 175HP Single Thruster equipped with a secondary hydraulic circuit and separate hydraulic reservoir for operation of an onboard Crane and Spud Winches. The Isolated secondary circuit allows for simultaneous operation of the Thruster and Crane/Winches. Powered by a Perkins Tier IIIA Turbo-Diesel Industrial Engine, the unit will also be equipped with an Auxiliary Gear Pump Mounting Pad (on the engine), for a future 3rd hydraulic circuit, which can be used to power a hydraulic generator or other equipment. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated production schedule of 60-90 days.

03/09/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the Granting of a New Patent. The Patent, No. US 7,883,384 B1, granted February 8th, 2011, is the 2nd in a series, adding to a growing family of Patents involving HMS' Single and Dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. Encompassing Automatic Vertical Depth Adjustment features, HMS is extremely pleased with this announcement in that it exemplifies our commitment to continuously developing and utilizing advanced  technologies and incorporating those technologies into our products now and into the future. 

02/18/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract from Astillero GMA Co., Medellin, Columbia, to supply main propulsion and control systems for a new construction Passenger Ferry. The scope of supply includes 2 fully self-contained Thrusters (built as opposing units with Port and Starboard footprints) and Pilot House Controls. Each Thruster will be independent of the other and will incorporate 180 degree steering with variable forward/reverse Thrust control. Upon delivery to the Vessel, each unit will be set into position and secured to the deck, then a Pre-wired 'Drop-in' Control Panel will be installed in the Pilot House. Color-coded wire harnesses will be connected at the Control Panel, routed and connected to the Thrusters. Both engines will be connected to the Vessel's main fuel tank and the system will be ready to power up. Installation of the entire propulsion system, including controls, is expected to be completed in less than one day. Terms of the contract call for a production schedule of 90-120 days.

02/07/2011  HMS ships completed production order to K.R. Borries Construction Co., ahead of schedule. All components of the order were completed and shipped February 7th, with K.R. Borries taking delivery February 9th.

01/25/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems receives an order for delivery of a Self-contained 150hp Single thruster, to Constructora Hernan Solis Co., San Jose, Costa Rica. The purchaser, Mr. Roberto Acosta, indicated the unit will be mounted on a smaller platform which will be used for materials shuttling and positioning larger platforms on inland waterways. The inventory unit is scheduled for delivery in mid February, 2011.

01/19/2011  Hydraulic Marine Systems opens up negotiation talks with R.H. Mechanical Services Pty LTD., for Distributorship Representation in Australia.

12/15/2010  Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract from K.R. Borries Construction Co., Gautier, MS. to supply an outboard mounted thruster package (300-350HP combined) minus the engine and fuel system. The scope of supply includes 2 outboard tilt-able drive mounts with Heavy Duty lower drive housings, 4-blade Workhorse Propellers with Steel Propeller Guards, Hydraulic Reservoir with Filtration and Cooling, Tandem Hydraulic Pumps, Electronic Control Valves and a Portable Deck Mounted Helm/Control Station with pre-installed Thruster and Steering Controls. K.R. Borries will complete the assembly and installation on-site, coupling the individual components to their existing engine and fuel system. The package allows them to assemble a low profile self-propelled platform for use on an upcoming project which includes work around and beneath low clearance RailRoad Tressles. Terms of the contract call for an accelerated production schedule of 60 days or less.

12/05/2010  Hydraulic Marine Systems enjoys another huge welcome at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans. For the fourth time in the last five years, HMS struck a deal for the sale of the machine displayed at the show. This year brought a tremendous turn-out and the continued interest for HMS' Thrusters was overwhelming! Mr. Rick Hay, with R.H. Mechanical Services, Traveled a great distance from Sydney, Australia to view the Twin Thruster on display and see first hand, the technical details incorporated into each machine. R.H. Mechanical Services purchased the machine and made arrangements to have it shipped to Sydney after the show. 12/05/2011

10/28/2010 Hydraulic Marine Systems completes initial Sea Trials with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., on their newest self propelled Anchor Handling Barge. Put under way in Morgan City, LA., the vessel, under power with HMS' Outboard Mounted Thrusters coupled to an HMS supplied John Deere 601hp Power Pack, performed and manuevered impressively, achieving 6.5 knots on the maiden run. The vessel is now sheduled for re-location to Norfolk, VA. for final outfitting before being put into service in December 2010. 

09/07/2010 Hydraulic Marine Systems ships ahead of schedule; HMS completes and ships the Central Trenching project nine days ahead of schedule. Central Trenching's lift vessle is expected to be put into service in October, 2010, in time for winter drydocking operations.

07/16/2010 Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract, through Diversified Product Development Co., Waco, TX.,  for a specialized project consisting of a Self contained Single Thruster (150hp) with secondary Hydraulic Circuit for operating a Knuckle Boom Crane. The end user client, Central Trenching, Inc., Minot, ND, has developed a specialized platform for lifting small pleasurecraft vessels out of the water for winter drydocking at a local marina. HMS' scope of supply includes providing the self contained thruster with a second separate hydraulic circuit, including its own pump, reservoir and valve controls. The second circuit will include a dual position valve control, allowing operation of forward and aft outriggers to stabilize the platform in the water as well as independent operation of a Knuckle Boom Crane mounted at the front of the platform.  Terms of the contract require an accelerated build schedule of 60 days.

07/14/2010 Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract from Cain's Pipeline and Industrial Services Co., Addis LA,  for a self-contained Single Thruster (150hp) with dual control stations. The project calls for a self-contained unit to be mounted at the stern of their platform, along with a secondary portable helm (with steering and thruster controls) to be located near the front, allowing a better vantage point for visibilty. The secondary helm will include hydraulic controls with quick disconnects so that the helm can be disabled and locked when not in use.  front of the platformfff

07/02/2010 Hydraulic Marines Systems, Inc, is called upon to assist with Gulf of Mexico Oil spill cleanup/recovery by providing self-contained single and twin thrusters for shallow water oil skimming operations. Currently, every available unit has been re-directed to Gulf operations, with additional units in production for rapid delivery. These units are very effective in propelling larger skimming platforms in as little as 30 inches of water and are unaffected by the presence of oil on or below the surface.

02/02/2010 John Williams,  Owner / Hydraulic Marine Systems, Inc.,  recieves notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, that a Patent has been Granted for their Self-Contained Hydraulic Thrusters.  The Patent, No: US 7,654,875 B1 covers both their single propeller and dual (Twin) propeller self-contained Thrusters. The Patent carries with it 32 separate utility claims relating to the design of these Thrusters.

01/22/2010 Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract with the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to supply a complete propulsion package for their newest anchor barge under construction. The barge will be self propelled with thruster controls operated from an elevated pilot house. Equipment to be provided for this project includes 2 outboard mounted heavy duty 180 degree thrusters equipped with hydraulic horizontal tilt, Kaplan propellers with prop speed (rpm) sensors and matched Stainless Steel nozzles; 1 remote mounted hydraulic power pack, fully enclosed and outfitted with hydraulic reservoir, valve controls, filtration system, fuel tank, powered by a John Deere 6135 600hp engine. The system will be shipped complete with pilothouse controls and electronic display indication panels. Terms of the contract call for a 90 day build schedule. For more information, contact  todd@hydraulicmarinesystems.com

12/24/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems has been awarded a contract ,from Alpine Ocean Seizmic Survey Co., to supply primary propulsion for a prototype ocean going exploration vessel. The vessel, an aluminum hulled 110' catamaran, is a former U.S. Coast Guard SES (surface effect ship) called 'Shearwater'. Equipment to be provided for the Shearwater includes 2 of HMS' outboard mounted 360 degree Heavy Duty Azimuthing Thrusters (455hp each), outfitted with electronically controlled hydraulic vertical raise/lower (1m), hydraulic horizontal tilt, Kaplan propellers with propeller speed (rpm) sensors and matched Stainless Steel nozzles. To complete the package, HMS will also provide components including hydraulic reservoirs, filtration systems, pilothouse controls with electronic display indication panels and a state of the art, wireless radio remote control system. The radio control system will allow the captain to transfer control of the propulsion system electronically from the pilothouse to a handheld radio transmitter where he can operate the controls from anywhere on the vessel. Terms of the contract call for an expedited 60 day build schedule. For more information contact   todd@hydraulicmarinesystems.com

10/03/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems ships a fast order production unit 225hp Twin Thruster to Valsen Marine in New York for delivery to their Staten Island staging yard on October 5th.

09/04/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded a contract from Davie Shoring, Inc., Henner Louisiana, to supply  two units of outboard mounted heavy duty thrusters with complete mounting packages including pumps, hydraulic tanks, pilot house controls and onsite technical support for initial start up. These units will be installed on a compact push boat platform boasting twin engines with a combined 600/HP and will provide 2000 ft. lbs. of torque to produce nearly 9,000 lbs. of thrust. This powerhouse pushboat will be put into service moving restoration homes across Lake Ponchartrain in Louisiana. Hydraulic Marine Systems is proud to be a partner in this project and anticipates additional orders from the outcome.

09/03/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded a contract to supply one 225HP Perkins Powered Twin Truster to Valsen Marine, a Judlau Company, for service in New York City Harbor. Contract Agreement requires production to delivery on the jobsite no later than October 5th, 2009

08/14/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems ships 6 units, Outboard Mounted Heavy Duty 360 degree Steering Thrusters, to PT Bosch Rexroth Group in Jakarta Indonesia. Customer design changes upgraded these units during production to include advanced electronics with propeller rpm indication and display in the pilot house of the recipient vessels.

07/01/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems receives purchase order for one 275HP CAT Powered Heavy Duty Twin Truster from Luedtke Engineering Co. in Frankfort, Michigan. This unit ships from inventory and is to be put into service right away on in the Great Lakes Region.

06/05/2009 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded a supply contract from PT Bosch Rexroth Group for 6 units of 360 degree Azimuth style, Outboard Mounted Steering Thrusters, to be fitted on three new Dredging Barges under construction in Jakarta, Indonesia. Terms of the contract call for a 60 - 90 day production schedule.

12/05/2008 Hydraulic Marine Systems received a huge welcome at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans. For the third year in a row, HMS sold a machine right off the floor at the show. This year, the newest 275hp Caterpillar powered, Radio Remote Controlled unit was purchased by Mr. Latham Smith with Smith Maritime, Inc. The machine was delivered immediately following the show, to Smith Maritime's 'Red Dog Barge Lines' operation in Morgan City, LA and was installed on their Dixie Diver Barge for utilization in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/06/2008  Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded a second supply contract from General Propulsion, LLC for two 225 HP Radio Remote controlled Twin drive Thrusters for export overseas. Delivery scheduled for December, 2008.

08/09/2008  Hydraulic Marine Systems finalizes lease agreement with a U.S. based company for shipment of two 140HP single Thrusters to Costa Rica. Both machines are on assignment for a marina project outside San Jose, and are scheduled for return to the U.S. upon project completion at the end of December, 2008.

05/12/2008  Hydraulic Marine Systems featured in International Tug & Salvage Magazine's March/April 2008 issue; Click the  link to view article:  

05/12/2008             International Tug & Salvage Article.pdf - click here to view

05-02-2008 Hydraulic Marine Systems ships the first of multiple units to Europe.   HMS completed an order for a 125hp single thruster for delivery to Europe and has been awarded a contract to supply an additional 275 hp Twin drive unit with long reach drive capability and remote control systems added. This Heavy Duty unit will be powered by Caterpillar.

11-20-07 Hydraulic Marine Systems awarded contract to supply General Propulsion, LLC three 225 HP Radio Remote Twin drive units for export overseas. Delivery scheduled for January 2008.

08-14-07 Hydraulic Marine Systems preforms  load testing to certify pounds of thrust for twin drive and single thrusters. The unit tested was equipped with Stainless Steel matched Nozzles, 4 blade 24" Kaplan propellers, 175 hp Perkins engine and Eaton Heavy hydraulics. The results were as follows, the twin drive had an initial surge to 4400lbs dropping back to 4100lbs continuous thrust, single drive had an initial surge to 3000lbs dropping back to 2600lbs continuous thrust. It was an excellent perfomance overall. A DVD and copy of certification are available for the testing and demonstration of the T2216 (Twin Drive)

U.S. Patent Nos. 7,654,875 B1, 7,883,384 B1, 8,007,328 B2, 8,317,554 B1  8,353,734 B1  8,382,538 B1 

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