Why Choose Northwest Applied Marine?

ABYC Member & Certifications

ABYC-Tech-Cert-smlNWAM is a member of ABYC and has employees holding current certifications in Marine Electrical and Marine Corrosion.  We encourage our employees to pursue continuing education including ABYC & NMEA certifications. Our engineering department is ABYC-trained and certified ensuring all projects and components meet or exceed the latest standards.

Customization and Small Boat Mfgs
We specialize in consulting for smaller manufacturers and custom projects, designing and manufacturing components which complement our customer’s unique applications and assembly processes.
Superior Components
NWAM uses top quality components in our products from wire and terminations, to switches and circuit protection. All connections and terminations for marine applications are tinned, and in non-dry locations use heat-shrink sealed type connectors to prevent intrusion of corrosive elements. All materials and components also meet strict RoHS compliance directives as required for many government applications.
Assembly Methods
Harnesses and panels are assembled by hand and with wire processing machinery using regularly calibrated tools and equipment. Detailed assembly procedures, drawings and quality assurance methods are used throughout our process. Delivering flawless, high quality products to our customers is NWAM’s commitment. All of our products are manufactured at our facilities in Eastern Washington.
Quality Systems
NWAM  manufactures products to rigid quality standards using superior components, calibrated tools, and computer-controlled electronic testing equipment. We employ strict quality assurance procedures from incoming raw materials inspections through final inspection, which include the capability for material traceability. Our state-of-the-art testing equipment is capable of testing polarized continuity, embedded discrete electronic components and multi-state switching components.
NWAM employs various Schleuniger, Artos and Eubanks wire processing equipment, multiple Molex, Tyco and Pico crimp presses, Check-Line crimp quality testing, CAMI Research electronic testing equipment, and an in-house CNC.  We maintain factory designated crimp machine applicators and hand tooling for most major connector and terminal series used in marine, automotive and agriculture equipment applications including Deutsch, Molex, Delphi, TE and Panduit.
NWAM brings over 45 years of manufacturing and engineering experience to your specific electrical needs.  We can build to your specifications, or design a complex electrical system from the ground up calculating all worst-case operational parameters down to the discrete conductor.  We also have many years of experience applying sound product design to manufacturing reducing factory labor and specialized training while mitigating the impacts of tribal knowledge.
Documentation helps insure consistency in the factory, enhances communications with customers, and results in products that consistently and reliably perform. NWAM is committed to improving and refining our documentation in support of all our products’ stakeholders. NWAM utilizes AutoCAD® as our primary software platform for drafting and engineering documentation.
Strategic Inventory Program
We offer inventory stocking programs to support low volume weekly deliveries in support of our customer’s minimal inventory initiatives and production mix variations.


 Customer  Are Saying…

“We fish in our boat offshore in waters where safety and reliability are key. NWAM helped us upgrade and label our entire electrical system. We can now isolate the motors from the main system and after-market accessories, and in the event of any component failures we can trace out the problem quickly – it’s the difference between being stranded offshore and getting home.”
“Northwest Applied Marine’s understanding of electrical systems and attention to detail is outstanding. All the work they’ve performed on my boat has been extremely reliable, well thought out and organized with a service vessel in mind.”