steerNew Zealand specialist exterior helm station designer and installer, IMED, is bringing its products to Europe for the first time and will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show.


IMED’s helm panels are designed to suit any installation, and crafted in carbon fibre, membrane or glass, the innovation they represent means they’re getting glowing reviews from captains.

Former captain of Thalia, Jake Reid, comments,  “I’d like to thank IMED for the great job they did in designing, manufacturing and installing new helm station panels on S/Y Thalia. The panels operate exactly as required and they look great. [IMED’s] electrical knowledge is the best I have come across anywhere in the superyacht world.”

Completely waterproof, they’re designed to resist anything the elements throw at them while delivering control, functionality and reliability. They’re also created with the engineer in mind. While the functionality these helm stations deliver is complex, the IMED team have bundled components into simple elements so that, if repairs are needed during the helm station’s life, they can be managed onsite by the yacht’s own engineer with a small selection of spares.

IMED creates everything from rudder angle indicators to LED dimmers in-house to guarantee the quality of the finished product it delivers. IMED has supplied helms to a number of superyachts including Genevieve, Silvertip, Como, Destination, Thalia, and the tenders of A.

IMED will be in New Zealand Street, Quai Jarlan, QJ10 at the Monaco Yacht Show.