Superyacht UK and British Marine member Magnet Schultz Ltd (MSL), the UK’s leading authority on electric actuators, subassemblies and systems, has extended its range of special-purpose marine-rated locking and security products specifically for use on superyachts and other high-value vessels.
Brand new to the company’s marine-grade range is MSL’s unique Marine Lock. This device is designed specifically for on-board security applications – notably rapid lockdown defences against piracy – and features a slim 25mm profile for attractive yet unobtrusive installation. In addition to its tough construction, anti-jacking credentials and hermetic sealing, the Marine Lock is manufactured in polished V4A stainless steel to combine optimum function and aesthetics. It is used widely by Superyacht builders to permit instant remote locking of external doors and hatches in the event of invaders boarding the vessel.
A recent range addition is the EBL-W (Electric Bolt Lock – Weatherproof). This fully-enclosed IP65-rated locking mechanism features the firm’s proven solenoid actuator technology in a casing machined from a solid billet of aluminium. It is already used in salt water-facing locations on fast sea-going craft and is also deployed in Canada on Superyacht-mounted high-end cranes. The anchor locker on the prestigious new Aston Martin AM37 sports boat is secured by a locking mechanism from the EBL-W family.
MSL’s range of Monobloc Magnets are fully sealed and submersible. These devices are deployed widely in on-board marine applications such as internal door holding and to secure engine room air-damper shutters. Here they control operational airflow to the engine room and shut down that airflow in the event of a fire. These low-power, ruggedized, IP68-spec monobloc box magnets are available in energise-to-hold and energise-to-release variants. They are also used to recover and secure vessel-launched submersible craft and even in an application for hull-walking cleaning robots.