SeaStar Solutions, a global provider of marine steering and control systems, will celebrate its 25th year working with Allpa Marine Equipment of the Netherlands next week at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany.

To celebrate this milestone, the SeaStar sales team will be making a presentation to Allpa's managing director, Mark Rutgers, who has owned the business since 2000.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Allpa over the past 25 years,” says Tom Douglass, VP of sales and marketing at SeaStar Solutions. SeaStar first started doing business with Allpa after the meeting of Robbie Brown (then vice president of international sales for SeaStar) and Pim Rutgers (Allpa’s founder).

“We have had strong growth and territory strength since that meeting, and it has continued with Mark Rutgers,” Douglass adds.

Founded in 1971, Allpa is a leading European marine equipment wholesaler and has been a key distributor for SeaStar since 1993. The Allpa team has worked tirelessly in establishing a strong and successful dealer network throughout the BeNeLux and Germany.

“They are a true partner and we would like to offer them our thanks and appreciation for their support over the years. We’re looking forward to continued success in the future,” said Douglass.

SeaStar Solutions is a global provider of OEM and aftermarket products and accessories for the recreational marine and related markets. The company, which offers the SeaStar, Sierra, BayStar, Shields, Inca, Mallory, Prime Line and Proheat brands, was acquired by Dometic in 2017.