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Schaefer Marine acquires Ideal Windlass company - Cruising World

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Ideal Windlass. Ideal's growth was rapid and it supplied the U. S. Navy with windlasses and cable retrievers for sub chasers and mine sweepers throughout WWII and then through the Korean Conflict. Ideal Windlass Company, currently of East Greenwhich, RI, was founded in 1936 by the late Burton S. Raymond. – Fred Cook, President of Schaefer Marine. Schaefer Marine has acquired Ideal Windlass Company, expanding Schaefer’s product offering and servicing existing Ideal Windlass customer base. Source: