South Florida Intercoastal

Business Highlight: Latham Marine

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Aug 27, 2021 Fri

This month’s member spotlight shines on Latham Marine – an industry innovator, leader, and manufacturer of world-class marine hardware, hydraulic steering, and tie bar systems. Favored by top racing teams around the world, you’ll find Latham parts in some of the fastest, most high-performance boats on the planet.
Bob Latham is the creator of the first marine hydraulic steering system, which he designed and tested on the powerboat racing circuit, one of the most punishing marine environments anywhere. To honor his contributions to the boating industry, Bob was nominated for and won the 24th annual Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in 2007. He hasn’t stopped innovating since.
He and his wife Kathy have built their business over 35 years, focusing on delivering superior-quality parts to professional racers, law enforcement, emergency services, the military, and recreational boaters who demand the best for their boats. Latham maintains an inventory of over 10,000 parts and 7,000 components – all engineered and built in the USA.
You can visit their headquarters at 280 S.W. 32nd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, check out their website at, or call them at (800) 422-7267 and (954) 462-3055.