Spurs Marine traces its origins back to 1981. Founded by a retired individual who had been voyaging the world on his yacht, he encountered recurrent issues with debris entangling his propellers. This led him out of retirement to devise a solution. Over the years, the company meticulously refined and tested various iterations of the Spurs line cutter, culminating in our current version, recognized for its unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency.

Since then, Spurs has expanded its presence globally, serving over 500,000 vessels. Notably, they are the exclusive Line and Net Cutting system featured on vessels owned by esteemed entities such as the US Navy, USCG, CCG (Canadian Coast Guard), and the KCG (Korean Coast Guard).

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Spurs line and net cutters are indispensable tools, particularly valued by fishermen and sailors. Engineered to effortlessly slice through a spectrum of materials including fishing lines, ropes, and nets, they are available in diverse sizes tailored to various vessel specifications. The system comprises three key components: the rotating blades (a pair of cutting blades that rotate with the propeller), the stationary blade (a single blade unit providing semi-stationary support for scissor action), and the holding block (a V-shaped block affixed to the strut).

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

Our shaft-mounted Spurs can be manufactured in just one business day. If ordered early enough, we offer same-day shipping to ensure prompt delivery. Additionally, servicing for the shaft-mounted Spurs can also be completed within one business day, providing our customers with efficient and timely support.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

We offer Spurs Line and Net Cutters tailored for pleasure, commercial, and military vessels to cater to a diverse clientele. Our shaft-mounted Spurs cater to the average consumer with standard yachts/boats, while our propeller-mounted variant is favored by large-scale corporate or government-owned vessels.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

We have an extensive network of dealers located around the world, ensuring that every territory is managed by a dedicated Spurs Representative Dealer.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

We have observed a growing number of vessels seeking to equip their boats with Spurs. One of the primary reasons for this increase is the unfortunate rise in ocean pollution, which poses significant challenges for captains navigating through various regions.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

The Spurs unit itself is highly innovative. It’s easy to install, simple to maintain, and effectively addresses a problem that nearly every captain faces. Our patented design ensures reliable performance, making it an essential tool for vessels of all kinds.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

We are currently in the process of being integrated into the newer class ships that the military is developing, complementing our presence on older vessels. Additionally, we have seen a significant increase in the adoption of Spurs by large commercial and industrial-sized vessels this year, indicating strong growth and demand for our innovative line and net cutting systems.