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Trim Tabs

Trim control at your fingertips


Imagine gliding effortlessly across the water, your boat perfectly level and slicing through the waves with minimal bow rise. That’s the magic of a boat trim tab system. These small, adjustable plates mounted on the transom work wonders for your boat’s performance, comfort, and safety.

First and foremost, trim tabs enhance your driving experience. They combat bow rise, that annoying tendency of the front of the boat to lift as you accelerate. With the tabs deployed, the stern gets a little lift, leveling out the boat and making it feel more planted and stable. This translates to better handling, quicker acceleration, and a smoother, more comfortable ride for everyone on board. No more bouncing around like a cork on a choppy sea!

But the benefits go beyond just a pleasant cruise. Trim tabs also improve fuel efficiency. By reducing drag and optimizing the boat’s angle in the water, they allow you to reach plane faster and maintain it at lower speeds. This means less engine strain and lower fuel consumption, saving you money in the long run. Plus, by minimizing spray and improving visibility, they enhance safety, especially in rough conditions.

In short, boat trim tabs are a worthwhile investment for any boat owner. They’re like a secret weapon, silently working behind the scenes to make your boating experience more enjoyable, efficient, and safe.

Complete control at the touch of a dial

Dometic Marine's new SeaStar Trim Tabs are designed to make trim tab adjustment second nature to operators of all types of boats. The heart of this trim tab system is an intuitive dial controller that lets boaters easily "dial in" the optimal ride for any situation. All the operator needs to do is turn the dial in the desired direction to level the boat, and the electric actuators respond quickly and precisely to level the ride. Easy-to-see LED lights on the controller indicate port and starboard tab positions, with an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness for optimal visibility in any environment.

Dometic Trim Tabs

Why trim tabs?

  • Increase fuel efficiency by adjusting your ride to the optimal running angle

  • Improve comfort by adjusting running angle based on weather conditions

  • Increased safety based on sea state

  • Increase visibility by adjusting the bow down

  • Navigate your boat handling like a professional, no matter the conditions

3 types

Dometic Trim Tabs come in three variations. Our Standard, Adaptive, and Optimus Adaptive systems offer different levels of integration based on the current components of your vessel.


Trim adjusted with intuitive dial control


Electronic control and MFD integration


Joystick steering, electronic control & MFD integration


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