Situated on picturesque Salt Spring Island, in British Columbia, Canada, i3DGear designs and manufacturers obsolete parts and exciting electronics for sailboats and power boats.
i3DGear's mission is to reduce waste in both electronics and plastics by providing a source for hard to get or obsolete parts for marine instrumentation systems, in particular the hugely successful and popular Autohelm 4000 wheel pilot for which most parts are now unavailable and obsolete.
These parts are meticulously and painstakingly redesigned, dimension by dimension. Most parts have design improvements made that make them stronger and more resilient than the originals.
i3DGear also provides the AutoBuddy remote control line, designed to surpass OEM remote control capabilities at substantially reduced prices. AutoBuddy supports the entire line of Raymarine autopilots as well as the old Autohelm, Simrad/Robertson and Cetrek autopilots for which no other wireless remote control exists.
i3DGear also manufactures rudder reference units that are totally waterproof - in fact actually submersible - to replace Raymarine, Comnav and Simrad units - including the Simrad frequency based RF45X RFU models.
With 16 3D printers, 2 laser cutters, CNC router, TIG welder, metal working equipment, and an electronics workshop, i3DGear is equipped to make virtually anything you can imagine. Watch for more exciting products to come....
At i3DGear, we get it, you need products that just work, designed by sailors - for sailors.