International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference, September 15-17

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Michigan Wheel will be exhibiting at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky on September 15-17. Whether you want to be among the first to see our new look, you need to update your Michigan Wheel literature, or you just want to talk with "Mr. Bearing", Neil Seekins - Come see us at Booth 1804! In the likely event Neil is busy providing excellent customer service, additional Michigan Wheel personnel will also be on hand for you to speak with.  Driving to the expo center from downtown? Keep your eye on the sky on I-65 @ Hill Street! We hope... Read More

Ballistic XHS Now Available!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Michigan Wheel Marine, world leader in marine propulsion, has recently updated the Ballistic high performance stainless steel propeller, the award-winning fastest propeller on the market. Utilizing the XHS II interchangeable hub system, Ballistic XHS can be installed onto almost all outboard engine brands from 9.9 HP through 300 HP, and single propeller sterndrives. Now more boaters then ever can enjoy, and afford, the performance benefits of the Ballistics. Ballistic XHS propellers offer the “speed minded” boaters the kind of stainless durability and performance that is available only with exotic racing propellers. Whether running to your favorite offshore fishing destination, cruising... Read More

Miami International Boat Show, February 12-16

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Michigan Wheel Marine will be exhibiting at the Miami International Boat Show in Miami, Florida on February 12-16. Come see us at Booth K-65 - we'll have propellers to view, catalogs to hand out, and a few giveaways! Michigan Wheel personnel will also be on hand for you to speak with, and South Florida distributor and propeller shop Frank and Jimmie's will be there to handle quotes and other inquiries.  We hope to see you there! Read More

Michigan Wheel Partner Installs World’s First Carbon Fiber Propeller for Main Propulsion on a Merchant Vessel

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

May 2014 - Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd continues to innovate in the world of marine propulsion, successfully installing the first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) main propulsion propeller on a merchant vessel. The propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK. The propeller was designed and built by Nakashima Propeller with support from ClassNK classification society of Japan who granted design and manufacturing approval. The Taiko Maru had previously installed CFRP propellers on its side thrusters in September of 2012. The successful performance of the side thrusters led to the decision to test... Read More

WorkBoat Show, New Orleans, December 3-5

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michigan Wheel Marine, along with our partner, Nakashima Propeller, will be attending the WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, December 3-5.  Come see us at Booth #1636 - we'll have propellers to view, catalogs to hand out, and a few giveaways! Michigan Wheel and Nakashima sales and engineering personnel will also be on hand for you to speak with.  We hope to see you there! Read More

Michigan Wheel Marine and Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd Announce New Strategic Partnership

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michigan Wheel Marine and Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd have announced a new strategic partnership that is designed to combine their respective business strengths and promote co-operation in developing and expanding their global marine propulsion businesses. Negotiations have been ongoing for several months during which time business operations of both organizations have continued to expand, and it is on the foundation of this strength that the deal was signed. As part of the agreement Nakashima has acquired a 30% stock holding in Michigan Wheel Marine. Michigan’s President and CEO Stan Heide said; “This alliance is a logical extension of... Read More

Welcome to the New Michigan Wheel Website

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After three years with our last website, we decided it was time to update our look. While most of the content is the same, the new website design is built on the latest web practices.  Don’t worry though - all the useful propeller information from our old website has been carried over. In addition, we have added some features we would like to highlight: • Prop-It-Now:  Get an instant inboard propeller recommendation. • OBSD Troubleshooting Form: Expedite the OBSD troubleshooting process. • Employment Form: An easier application process. • Sterngear: Additional non-propulsion products offered by Michigan... Read More