Tru-Design’s Load bearing collar is just one of the new bits of kit Yachting Monthly found in Amsterdam at METS 2015, the world’s biggest marine equipment trade show


By now, everyone is pretty convinced about the sense of using plastic seacocks: they won’t corrode and snap off while you’re not onboard, and they’re fireproof. The two big players are Marelon and Tru-Design, and the latter has designed a collar that ensures its seacocks meet the ABYA regulation stating that it must be able to withstand a 227kg (500lb) static load for 30 seconds.


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