Washington State, circa 1978.
The creation of the blackmouth salmon fishery of Puget Sound caused a huge increase in the popularity in sport fishing in the region. As more anglers took to the water in pursuit of the salmon, local manufacturers were right there to offer gear designed to make catching fish easier and more fun.
EZ-Steer was founded by C. L. Queen in Camano Island, Washington. He designed the system around an ingenious telescoping rod, allowing anglers to control their kicker motor from the helm by turning the boat’s main steering wheel. An added benefit was the fact that the rod could be left in place all the time, no matter what position either motor was in.
The popularity of EZ-Steer has continued to grow through the decades, with thousands of kits being installed on boats throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as in the Great Lakes region. Trollers of the world agree—whether pursuing salmon, trout, or walleyes, the EZ-Steer is the easiest and most economical way to provide safe and effective steering of an auxiliary motor.
We are proud to carry on the tradition adding new kits to keep up with changes in marine motors.
We also offer systems for sailboats, allowing captains to tie an auxiliary motor to their rudder, allowing easy and safe maneuvering in harbour.
CMP acquired EZ-Steer in 2020. CMP Group, headquartered in Vancouver creates products and services for the marine industry that allow people to enjoy time on and around the water. CMP has manufacturing operations in Vancouver & Toronto, Canada; Genoa, Italy; Norfolk, USA and Ningbo, China and has a product range that extends from marine corrosion, dock products, anchoring solutions to steering and controls.
CMP’s respected brands include Martyr sacrificial anodes, Dock Edge + dock & boating solutions, Rocna & Vulcan anchors, TitanMarine Products, Octopus Autopilot Drive Systems, Intellisteer Remote Steering Systems and Seaguard corrosion protection systems. In 2018, Ironbridge Equity Partners, Toronto, ON acquired majority control of CMP Group.
We want our customers to know of the breadth and the diversity of our products and operations. All of us at CMP are dedicated to customer service and committed to product quality. We look forward to providing you, our valued customer, with proof of our dedication and commitment.