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Lecomble & Schmitt

Hydraulic Steering Systems

The market increasing demand has led us to develop a hydraulic linear drive for sailboats up to 80’.

This new system 63 ST 28 DEBP NEWAVE is based on the technical specifications that have proved so successful in linear drives 32 / 40 ST 16 and 50 ST 20.

This upscale model achieves a thrust of 1100 kg (2447 lbs) for a 300 mm stroke. It becomes the most powerful hydraulic linear drive series-model on the market.

It is as for now already available for sale and will be presented at the next autumn boat shows.

Lecomble & Schmitt gives you access to a new “technical support” video which will enable you to fill and bleed linear drive types 32 / 40 ST 16 and 50 ST 20 Newave.

All our tutorials for technical support are easily accessible in the video section on our website or on our Youtube channel.


European boat shows are in full swing and visitors can see the equipment displayed by major market players. After Amsterdam, Paris, Dusseldorf and Genoa, Lecomble & Schmitt mobile displays for outboard and inboard steering systems have just been back from the Belgium and the Zagreb boat shows where they have been exhibited on our distributors’ booths.

The success scored during these two events reflects the recovery of the market and gives us hope for a good nautical year.

The audit conducted by Bureau Veritas in view to obtain ISO 9001 certification in its new version has taken place and has not identified any non-compliance. Quite the contrary, the assessment has highlighted following points:

Efficiency: On the basis of the various indicators presented and their overall results, the efficiency is good and continuous improvement is in place for all audited processes.”

Maturity: The quality management system is robust, monitored in a very stringent manner and particularly mature with regard to the size of the company. The quality management system is being used as a powerful guidance tool.”

Adaptation: The work that has been done to adapt the system to the 2015 version of ISO 9001 has paid off, the philosophy of this new version is well understood and implemented.”

Consistency between the company’s policy and its goals and targets: The company’s policy is perfectly consistent with the defined goals and identified targets.”

A survey on the topics “orders and delivery times, quality, customer relationship, after-sales service” has been addressed to a panel of distributors and to national and international integrators. The results of the 2016 / 2017 survey are now known.

The analysis of these responses shows that 90% of clients questioned are satisfied or very satisfied with the topics covered in the survey. These results confirm the adequacy of our responses to our clients’ expectations and are an encouragement to make every effort in our commitment to continuous improvement.

Lecomble & Schmitt exhibition stand was given a facelift this year. Visitors, professionals and end users have discovered the products on new didactic and colourful displays.

In a friendly atmosphere the sales and technical team has presented the latest products and noted once again the customers’ high level of satisfaction. Likewise, a great deal of LS products could be seen by the public on the boats manufactured by the world leaders in shipbuilding.

A big thank you to the many visitors, partners and users; we look forward to seeing you at the next edition.

For the thirtieth year in a row Lecomble & Schmitt has presented its comprehensive range of hydraulic steering systems for boats at the METS international trade show in Amsterdam.

Our worldwide distribution network has attended this not-to-be-missed event and has shown a great interest in our new products and ongoing projects.

On this occasion, two new distributors have joined our network:

* James MOLINARY Ltd will cover Gibraltar, a strategic point of passage for many boats equipped with our products.

* TURBYNA S.A.C. will be responsible for Peru but also Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.

At the conclusion of this show we can truly say that the dynamism that could be felt on the nautical market is a good sign for Lecomble & Schmitt and the worldwide distribution of its products.

With this tiller for LS outboard cylinders (VHM EX 80 et 3500 HP), the boat can be steered from the motor.

Thanks to this function, the motor can easily be operated without having to resort to the steering wheel (for various fishing actions, anchorage, watch and emergency tiller if need be). Equipped with a quick coupling, the tiller can be fitted and removed easily and stored in a locker. Manufactured in stainless steel tube, its weight does not exceed 0.8 kg. Do not use at a speed exceeding 6 knots.

Lecomble & Schmitt resolves the adaptation of its helm pumps and hydraulic pipes on the EVINRUDE E-TEC G2 outboard motor range by proposing specific fittings.

The integration of this equipment between the motor manufacturer fittings and LS piping is quick and simple with no special tools required.

Lecomble & Schmitt – key player in the market – demonstrates once more its capacities to adapt.

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