New Construction

Jastram Engineering designs and provides steering systems for all types and sizes of vessels. Systems can be as simple as a single station with manual hydraulic steering or as complicated as twin independent electronically synchronized rudders with multiple steering stations and interface for Dynamic Positioning Systems. No matter what the application Jastram Engineering has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to put together a cost effective steering system that will meet your requirements.

In many cases new vessels are built to meet the latest classification rules. Jastram Engineering has worked closely with all classification societies for many years, which gives us the added benefit to offer you a steering system that meets the latest classification society rules. A one source supplier that takes full system responsibility. Our major components are type approved by a number of classification societies, please parts-sale us for more detail on this.

New Construction Collage


Whether you are doing a system upgrade on your 50’ pleasure craft, or a complete refit on an ocean tanker, Jastram and our dealers are there to help out from initial survey to recommending what steering equipment to use. Jastram has successfully completed countless refits from integrating a partial hydraulic system to work with an existing system to a complete refit of controls and hydraulics. Jastram works closely with customers to design a system that makes best use of existing components keeping costs down. Completed retrofit systems meet or exceed current regulatory requirements and customer specifications.

Refit Collage

Commissioning & Service

Commissioning and sea trials for new installations are available through our qualified dealer network or by a factory engineer. Simply indicate that commissioning is required with your request and it will be included in the quotation. Jastram dealers are factory trained, and located worldwide, so no matter where your vessel is being built we can have a technician there.

As long as Jastram Steering systems are on board your vessel, we offer lifetime support for our systems. Each engineered steering system has a unique tag (JQ#) specific to the vessel. All information from initial design to commissioning and sea trials are kept in a life file designated to the vessel. One phone call to Jastram with the JQ#, and we can access the file to provide after sales support, spare parts orders, and system adjustments all over the phone.

Commissioning & Service Collage

Parts & Sales

Jastram offers a full line of parts related to steering to suit any budget. We have a dedicated parts department that handles every inquiry from seal kits to electronic controls. The knowledgeable staff offers solutions for parts being replaced with parts that have become obsolete. Jastram also offers replacement parts for Wagner Equipment. Our dedicated professionals strive to ensure the products you buy from us meet or exceed your requirements.

We operate a fully equipped machine and fabricating plant, which means we are able to repair your equipment quickly should the need arise. Our field service personnel are available to assist you every step of the way

Where substituted parts are quoted in lieu of obsolete parts*, Jastram warrants compatibility and interchangeability.

* Obsolete items are parts, which:

  1. Are no longer available from sub-suppliers.
    (Example: original Vickers hydraulic solenoid valves are not manufactured anymore and are superseded by an updated version)
  2. Changed due to technical improvements.
    (Example: original Wagner lock-valve body was made of aluminum, now it is made of cast iron)