HyDrive Engineering Pty Ltd began manufacturing hydraulic boat steering equipment in South Australia from 1966 and since that time, has been one of the world leaders in boat steering technology. The largest manufacturer in the Southern Hemisphere, HyDrive boasts sales of more than 800,000 units around the world.
HyDrive’s huge market in small boat steering systems has led to increased production facilities, extensive quality control and testing procedures, and considerable investment in product design and development.
The range of steering has increased dramatically over the past 20 years with considerable emphasis being placed on the growing need for more efficient and powerful steering equipment to handle larger vessels, and larger horsepower on smaller vessels. Now, HyDrive has a product range which caters to all types of vessels from 5 metres to over 100 metres.
The pedigree of HyDrive hydraulic steering systems includes a host of accolades and awards for design excellence over the years, including 4 Australian Design Awards, 2 Prince Phillip Prize Finalists, Premier’s Award for design excellence, 2 Boating Industry Association awards for innovation, and several other commendations. Whilst this may mean little to a customer, it actually reflects the constant striving for performance and excellence that has made HyDrive a leader in the field of hydraulic boat steering equipment.