All Press Releases for September 23, 2012

Teleflex Marine's Optimus Power Steering System to Be Standard Equipment on New Scout 350 LXF Luxury Sportfishing Boats

Innovative power steering system a perfect match to advanced design and features of Scout Boats' newest models.

    NEWBURY PARK, CA, September 23, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Teleflex Marine announced that its new Optimus Electronic Power Steering System (EPS) will be installed as standard equipment on Scout Boats' groundbreaking new 350 LXF sport fishing boat, and will be available as an option on their new 320 LXF model. (Optimus EPS will also be standard equipment on the new 410 LXF, set to debut late summer, 2013.)

These state-of-the-art boats bring a new level of design and innovation to the sport fishing boat market and will offer their owners a unique blend of hard-core fishing utility, aggressive performance and first-class luxury. Powered by twin or triple outboard motors, these boats are built to confidently take the battle to the fish, even in the most challenging conditions.

Teleflex Marine's Optimus EPS system has been developed to handle this kind of power and to offer the driver precise control and ease of handling while underway. Optimus EPS makes it easier than ever to turn these larger boats at speed, maintain course and deftly maneuver during extended contests with trophy fish. Adjustable speed-sensitive helm turns, wheel resistance and lock-to-lock steering travel let the operator electronically fine-tune boat handling performance to provide a custom match to the operating characteristics of the new LXF Series and boat owner.

"Every once in a while, a new boat comes along that redefines the category, and we think the LXF is that boat" said Steve Potts, CEO/President of Scout Boats. "Teleflex's new Optimus system is a perfect match in terms of innovation and performance. We're proud to have them aboard."

Optimus EPS features a new electronic helm, SmartCylinders with built-in position sensors, onboard hydraulic pumps and an electronic pump control module (PCM) that controls the system. As an added bonus, Optimus EPS easily interfaces with third-party autopilot systems, including new models from Garmin and Raymarine , and eliminates the need for a second pump and the lengthy installation and purging procedure.

"We're extraordinarily gratified to have this premier sport fishing boat builder choose Optimus EPS as standard equipment on their newest models," said Tom Douglass, vice president of sales and marketing for Teleflex Marine. "It's great to know that the time we spent in design and development of this new system is starting to pay off for boat builders and their customers."

For more information on Scout LXF Series boats, or the full line of Scout sport fishing boats, visit For information on the revolutionary Optimus Electronic Power Steering System, visit

About Teleflex Marine
Teleflex Marine is the leading global provider of OEM and aftermarket products and accessories for the recreational marine and related markets. Sold around the world under the Sierra, SeaStar, BayStar, Prime Line and Proheat brands, the Company's products are recognized for their quality, reliability and technical innovation. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of $8 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at

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