Smith Berger Marine, Inc.

Seattle, Washington, United States

At Smith Berger, you are always talking to the owner. We are proud to be owned by our employees and there is a special care and pride of ownership that we take with each project.

We have a long history of providing excellent customer service, quality products and superior performance. Our engineering and manufacturing experience allows us to furnish customized equipment to suit any application and environment. In addition to our standard products being well received, our ability to furnish specially engineered "Mooring and Towing Solutions" have defined our value to the maritime community.

We know how to build robust machinery for some of the toughest duty cycles on the planet. Our products stand the test of time. We've been manufacturing for almost a century and that experience shows in all of our products.


In 1902, Edmund Smith tackled one of the tough problems facing the West Coast fishing industry; how to process the huge salmon catches. His invention, the Iron Butcher, could do in one hour the same amount of work performed by 55 men. The latest version of this same machine is still in use in salmon canneries in both the U.S.A. and Canada.

In 1932, Knute Berger started Berger Engineering Works, Inc. to build rugged equipment for shipyards, loggers and the U.S. Navy. He developed and patented the balanced head fairlead, which quickly became the standard for the marine industry.

These two firms, each with a strong tradition of innovative engineering and proven products, merged in 1962, becoming Smith Berger Manufacturing Corporation. In June, 1983 the company reorganized as Smith Berger Marine, Inc.
We are proud of our first century of service. Our products have stood the test of time. We look forward to continuing the legacies of our pioneering founders, Edmund Smith and Knute Berger.

Today, Smith Berger's focus on the maritime industry is concentrated in three product areas:

-Towing Equipment
-Standard Fairlead Products
-Custom Engineered Mooring Equipment

We continue to succeed in the development of mooring solutions ranging from simple barge applications to the complex requirements of deepwater drilling and production vessels located on oceans around the world.


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Smith Berger Marine, Inc.
7915 10th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington
United States

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  • Seattle, US