For many years, my wife and I always had a passion for boating. Whether we were on the lake or the intercoastal waterways of Florida. Traveling to both indoor and outdoor boat shows with our children became a yearly excursion. We began to have a serious appreciation for high-quality boats and boating gear.
But almost all of the boat gear that was out there just wasn’t up to our standards — the fender and bumper hangers would break, the latches would snap off, the straps or cams would bind up or turn yellow. Not only was it a hassle to replace our fender and bumper hangers after each season, but also these cheaply built, ordinary fender and bumper hangers were difficult to use and were limiting our good boating times. With all of that frustration we had to come up with a solution.
In 2016 we founded Northern Lights Engineering with a vision of designing, engineering, and manufacturing high quality products for recreational boating and beyond. One of our achievements is the PYTHON family of fender hangers and rope cinches.
With a simple mission: design, engineer, and manufacture what we would use every day, if it existed. Our products were designed for the serious boating enthusiast who want quality and simplicity. One that was easy to use and could take the abuse we knew we’d put it through out on the water. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and first hand experience — not from market research and data analysis. With that in mind, the company started by partnering with a local engineer with over 20 years of expertise in product design and development. As well as adding a local sales expert who excelled in customer service and marketing. Our thoughtful attention to detail represents a fundamental characteristic of who we are. And we’d never sacrifice quality for more money. Because having your fender and bumper hanger fail when your trying to dock should never be part of anyone’s boating day.
We’re so glad that we weren’t the only ones looking for a high quality fender and bumper hanger. Today our PYTHON fender hangers and rope cinches are the choice for many outdoor enthusiasts, pro anglers, sailors, and everyday boat enthusiasts. And that’s what still gets us fired up. Ultimately, life is about having a good time doing what you love. And for us, that’s spending time outdoors boating, fishing, sailing and spending time with our families and friends.