Raising the bar on yacht crane performance

About Us

Our Story


Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Steelhead Marine’s full line of high quality yacht products are the result of nearly two decades of continuous research, development and constant improvement.

Founder and industry visionary, Dan Thain, had an insatiable desire to create a better crane. He employed an aircraft engineering team to work with him to study crane design to create prototypes using aeronautical principles and materials.

Originally located in Mission, BC (Canada), the company stalled for a short time when Dan Thain passed away unexpectedly. Steelhead Marine was purchased by AdvanTec Global Innovations in late 2010 and moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in Langley, a suburb of Vancouver, BC, in early 2011.

Today, Steelhead Marine is part of the AdvanTec Marine Group, a group of companies concentrating on the world-wide marine market. Steelhead Marine along with sister companies, Diamond Sea Glaze, Freeman Marine, and Pacific Coast Marine share their resources while concentrating on their core businesses. With over 100 years of combined business knowledge, AdvanTec Marine Group focuses on combining engineering capability, manufacturing experience and exceptional customer service with the goal of delivering a broad range of time-tested and innovative product solutions to the world-wide market.

With strong leadership and a dynamic workforce, Steelhead is working to take their innovative products to the next level of sophistication. A diligent sales, engineering, design and build process combined with a close working relationship with their clients ensures Steelhead products will be at the forefront of innovation in the global yacht market.


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