Tom Serrao established Control Engineering in 1992 and rapidly gained a reputation for his ability to design, build, reverse engineer, and repair electronic circuits. In 1996 he was commissioned by The Hinckley Company to design and manufacture the "Jetstick™" for their famous “Picnic Boat™”. Since then, he has designed systems for numerous companies and individual owners, installing marine controls on boats from 16 feet to ship class (200 ft). Tom has been a consultant to boat builders, boat owners, and jet manufacturers for over 20 years, offering advice and identifying system issues. His expertise in the boating industry and his comprehensive knowledge of the mechanics of jet and water propulsion boats provides quick-response troubleshooting and minimizes downtime with analog or digital failures.
Tom has built electronic circuits for projects ranging from telecommunications to the medical industry. Speak to Tom about your idea and let him create a customized system to fit your needs. You will get the personal attention you deserve!
Control Engineering joystick control systems are not "off-the-shelf," but are custom-designed for your boat. Control Engineering has designed systems for boats from 16 feet to ship class (200 feet). Prices quoted will include all parts and labor. Customers can make travel arrangements or reimburse expenses for travel to and from the install location.
Industrial Controls and Robotics
Control Engineering designs and manufactures control systems in their facility in Bangor, Maine, USA. The entire process from design, prototypes, and finished boards are all achieved within their walls. They ensure that every circuit board they build is of the highest industrial quality and will stand the test of time.
Contact them with your next idea and let them create a customized system to fit your needs.
Tom and Peter Foerthmann doing sea trials on Peter's Hinckley Picnic Boat™ - July 2014 in Germany.