In 1979 inventor and sport fisherman Mick Rupp set out to design and manufacture an outrigger system that was easy to use and easy to service, his mission was to produce “the finest outriggers in the world”. Rupp Marine Inc. was founded a year later as demand quickly grew for his superior quality, user friendly designs. The years immediately following incorporation saw a rapid expansion of the Rupp Marine patented product range, which included the invention of the T-top mounted outrigger. Rupp quickly became known as one of the world’s premier marine hardware manufacturers and one of the most recognizable brands in the sportfishing industry.
Rupp Marine continues to set marine industry benchmarks for quality, design and performance. With an unwavering commitment to American manufacturing and customer service, it is no surprise that Rupp products are found as standard equipment at the majority of the world’s premier sportfishing boat manufacturers and on vessels enduring the harshest tournament fishing conditions throughout the world.
Rupp Marine's dedicated staff works closely with the boat building community, utilizing the latest CAD and modeling software to help assure product compatibility and best overall fit and function. Additionally, in-house 3D printing capabilities have helped to greatly reduced time-to-market of the latest designs.
Only Rupp has a full line of sportfishing outriggers and other marine hardware available for boats from 18 feet to well over 100 feet in length. With a global network of qualified dealers, Rupp customers have peace of mind knowing that product support or spare parts are only a phone call or mouse click away.
More than 35 years later our mission statement remains unchanged. “To Build the Finest Sportfishing Hardware in the World."