About

Above the Waterline is a full service marine outfitting company based in the Santa Barbara Harbor in California.    Our specialty is installing marine electrical and electronic equipment on boats, ….from Propulsion Marine Electric Sailboat Motors to the latest Raymarine Electronics.   Our solar electric mobile toolboat delivers a full compliment of tools and equipment to your boat.

Propulsion Marine is a subsidiary of Above the Waterline.    We developed our electric drive system for our company sailboat, Kapowai.   Since then we have sold units all over the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.    Our philosophy is to build a very strong, efficient, reliable, and maintenance free electric drive for sailboats.     The results from our company sailboat, plus a complete explanation of the components of the drive system, are documented on the Electric Boat Design Website.

Above the Waterline represents the following great companies.

Raymarine, Garmin, Outback Energy, Blue Sea, Sevcon, Motenergy, Lifeline Batteries, Odyssey Batteries, West Marine, Dual Pro, and many others.

Above the Waterline is owned by James Lambden, certified as a Marine Electrical Installer by the American Boat and Yacht Council and a Marine Electronics Installer by the National Marine Electronics Association.