Committed to the philosophy of quality assurance

Jastram Engineering Ltd. established in 1989. The main office is located in North Vancouver, Canada, and houses design, sales and manufacturing.

Jastram personnel are professionals, educated in a wide range of technologies and trained in the marine industry. This expertise ensures that the benefits of the latest advancements are considered in both product development and system design.

Working closely with Naval Architects, ship designers and ship builders, Jastram offers help with the initial design through to commissioning. This guarantees that each steering system is designed for optimum performance in each installation.

Jastram also offers custom system design and professional engineering support to customers retrofitting existing steering systems to improve the operating characteristics and performance of their vessel, or simply to meet the current marine safety standards.

Steering Systems are built with precision components carefully matched to ensure long life and exceptional performance in all operating conditions. A modular product concept provides flexibility when applications require specific features or a short delivery.

The Company is committed to the philosophy of quality assurance. As such the Company is Type approved by a number of the Classification Societies in both design and manufacturing of steering cylinders and controls. Jastram maintains an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system to ensure the continuing leadership in the design and manufacturing of steering systems.

Jastram's sales staff is professionally trained and ready to assist each and every customer. Within the Jastram Group we have the capability to communicate with customers, orally or in writing, in twenty-one languages. Whether you are looking for a complete system quotation, spares or replacement parts for other manufacturers products, call Jastram.


All steering systems are viewed on a project by project basis, and designed for the unique characteristics of the vessel. Our engineers are available for commissioning and sea trials should either owners or shipyards require factory representation. Due to the extensive training of our staff, they are able to design your steering system to meet all the world’s major classification societies’ requirements. This value added service puts the responsibility of obtaining steering gear classification to us.


The Jastram Factory contains a 1,400 m² machine shop and 600 m² electronics shop. These facilities, along with our skilled machinists and technicians, allow us to produce and maintain a high level of quality control. Raw and finished goods are stored in two different on-site warehouses occupying 1,675 m². Using our own machine and electronics shops allows us to maintain strict control over the quality of the workmanship that goes into our products. When outsourcing, Jastram maintains control of the final assembly and extensively tests the products in-house. This process allows us to maintain our high level of quality assurance and workmanship.


To ensure long life and exceptional performance in all operating conditions, Jastram’s products are designed and built with precision machined components. A modular system design concept provides flexibility when applications require unique features. Decades of experience in marine steering have been acquired by our engineers and production staff. This expertise translates into the development of robust, durable and low maintenance line of steering products. Our Hydraulic products are machined and assembled by highly skilled machine shop staff. Castings, tube stock, and other raw materials are obtained from some of the best foundries in the world and maintain full traceability as required by all major classification societies. Jastram’s Electronic Controls are a combination of proven products and state-of-the-art developments. Time tested products, such as input devices, have withstood years of continuous use on every major type of working vessel. These products combined with our modern Digital Control system create a dynamic steering system which remains at the forefront of the Marine Steering industry.

Please Visit our Sister Companies and Branch Offices for more Quality Marine Equipment.

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Branch Office

Jastram China

A branch office of Jastram Engineering and Jastram GmbH set up to help service the growing Asian market. Please contact them for your steering and propulsion needs.

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Sister Company

Jastram Technologies Ltd

Exclusive distributors for Hamilton Jet waterjets, Aqua Signal lighting, BST cable transit systems. Visit their web site for a complete list of quality products.

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Associate Company

Jastram GmbH & CoKG

An internationally recognized company for propulsion and manoeuvrability solutions in the marine engineering and equipment market. Review their services and range of products on the website.