Edson have been in the pump and boating business for 150 years and during that time have become synonymous with steering wheels and steering systems in general. There is an old saying that you cannot reinvent the wheel but they have been doing that or at least trying to do that at various times in their history. I think it would be far to say that the space saving wheel has not been a resounding success in the way that perhaps they would have liked but they do have some well crafted and solid products that have stood the test of time. One such is the range of power boat wheels which are available either with a smooth rim or with the comfort grip insert on the underside as shown above. The elastomer finger grip inserts do feel very tactile and with wet or cold hands and are likely to offer some measure of enhanced comfort and control. But I am burying the lead a little and that is that this wheel which comes in 13,14.5 and 16 inch diameters is now available with a very striking satin finish which I am told is obtained by some sort of water etching process. I had heard about the new wheel but was very plased to see it in real life at the Maine show. The wheel which looks great and should lead to reduced wheel house reflections especially at night but mostly I think the new finish looks very cool. Prices are in the $500 range but the wheel looks likely to last far longer than the boat to which is attached.