MER News – December 2019

A recap of 2019 from our December MER News email. Don’t miss the latest news, subscribe to our email list below.

MER Selected for Maritime Accelerator

In October, Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs announced their plan to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help spur the innovation necessary to build a thriving maritime economy for generations to come. MER Equipment is pleased to...

A New Home For MER

Reaching New Heights Since the beginning in 1964, in a building in old town Ballard that was once a Chinese laundry, we have traveled far. However, our home and our heart have remained in the center of the Northwest Maritime Industry. We are excited to announce our...

David Walker – A Lasting Impression

David Walker left our world on 05/15/2014, We had planned his retirement party for just next week, bought him a gift for his boat so he could stay in touch.  He was taking off up the inland passage with the family for the summer.  He’d been working tirelessly on the...

What is BOLLARD™?

50 Years In The Making – By Michael Hudson Bol-lard [bol-erd] noun a: A thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached. b: A measure of the pulling force of a vessel against a...

Steve Fish’s Kariel Repowered By MER

  Steve Fish tends to trust his gut, and the results speak for themselves.  As a young man, he felt Alaska was a much better fit for him than college in the lower 48. Over the years Steve has become a recognized highliner and leader in Alaska’s fishing industry....

The Life & Times of Ivan Fox

Ivan Lorraine Fox, our founder, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 10th 2013 in Seattle WA. Born in Prosser, WA. Nov. 14th, 1918, Ivan was the second eldest of eight children...

Introducing MER Trainer Herb Knight

 MER Marine Service Training-In an expanding effort to meet our customer’s needs, the MER service department has begun conducting marine engine training classes. The first class was held in the spring of 2009 as a one-off. Feedback from students was overwhelmingly...