Mastervolt Chosen as a Technical Supplier to Oracle Team USA, 34th America's Cup Defender

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The Actuant Electrical's Mastervolt brand, the global leader in marine electrical power products and systems, has been chosen as a Technical Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA, 34th America's Cup Defender.

"It is important for us to work with companies that understand our needs, offer high quality products and knowledgeable technical support," said Chris Sitzenstock, Shore and Build Team Project Manager for ORACLE TEAM USA. "Mastervolt has collaborated with us throughout the design process, offering products that work well in our applications, and they stand by their products."

A wide variety of Mastervolt products including battery chargers, inverters and batteries are fitted on the two chase boats built by Naiad Inflatable Boats. In addition, the Mastervolt lithium-ion battery is used during training on ORCALE TEAM USA's AC72 vessel.

"Mastervolt has a deep commitment to the world of sailing. Our products are designed for performance and durability in that competitive environment," said G.R. Schrotenboer, Commercial Leader of the Marine & Mobile group. "We are proud to work with ORACLE TEAM USA, outfitting their boats as they defend the oldest trophy in international sport, the America's Cup."

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About Actuant Electrical

Actuant Electrical, a segment of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU), provides products that connect and manage power across a variety of end markets. The segment is organized based on the various product lines, markets and channels served. Products include branded electrical tools and consumables for the Retail / Do-It-Yourself (DIY) channel, marine and other harsh environment electrical products and systems, as well as transformers for diverse end market applications. Electrical's marine brands include Marinco, Mastervolt and Ancor with sub-brands AFI, Nicro and BEP. Together the brands offer a comprehensive global marine electrical components and systems product line. Please visit, or for more information about Electrical and its Marinco and Mastervolt brands.


When ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America's Cup "home" to the United States, but also his team became the Defender of the 34th America's Cup. Led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA is comprised of the best international sailing, design, build and support talent to defend the trophy on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.
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