Fuel Efficiency

Stretch Your Boating Dollars with Insta-Trim® Trim Tabs.

Boaters around the world have experienced the fuel savings by using Insta-Trim® trim tabs in the proper way.  Being able to get up on plane in a quick and efficient method is the best way to start saving fuel.  Using Insta-Trim® trim tabs allow you to stay on plane at a much lower RPM than your boat can do on its own. Trim tabs provide lift to the stern allowing your boat to get on top of the water instead of pushing the “hill” of water that normal boats have to deal with.  With the addition of INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs on your boat you can travel greater distances and reach those hard to find fishing spots using less fuel.

Trim tabs also help get your prop in the correct alignment with the surface of the water.  This aids in reducing cavitation that leads to prop inefficiency.

With our current economy and the high cost of fuel (especially on the water) can you afford not to have trim tabs on your boat?  Depending on the style of the boat you may reduce your fuel cost up to 30%!

In today’s more and more crowded boating waters it becomes imperative that you boat be equipped with Insta-Trim® electric hydraulic trim tabs.  We work hard in today’s economy to enable us to afford the luxury of a boat.  With the installation of Insta-Trim®, this luxury becomes a more enjoyable, level, fuel-saving ride with a simple touch of a button.  Think of it now! Why make your engine, whether it be outboard or inboard, labor any longer?  Put your boat in proper trim.  Run safer, longer, on the same amount of fuel.  Throttle back for more fun per gallon and get the most out of your hard earned dollars.

We would love to hear from you.  Please send us an email about how your Insta-Trim trim® tabs have helped your fuel savings.   Send your testimonials to contact@insta-trim.com.


INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs greatly enhance the performance of any boat on the water.  We think they are the best upgrade you can make to your boat.   By adding INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs to your boat, you are making a investment in comfort, safety, and performance.

Most boaters have experienced the “porpoising effect” that many hull designs create.  It’s the typical upward and downward movement that is so aggravating to boat owners.  By simply pushing the buttons on the INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs you can eliminate that problem all together.   The INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs help keep the boat planted to the water at higher speeds, giving you more control over your vessel.    A well trimmed boat is safer and more controllable.

INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs can make many models of boats actually go faster than ever before.  If you have a boat that is underpowered, or simply too heavy to get the stern out of the water, you now have a solution. INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs provide the lift needed to get your boat up on plane.  By putting both properly sized trim tabs all the way down, you may be able to get your underpowered vessel on plane for the first time, greatly increasing the performance of your yacht.

INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs also give the benefit of extending the planning surface of the hull.  This will make your boat act as a larger boat than it actually is.  On a runabout or sport boat this will help on those choppy days out on the water.  Our Heavy Duty series of tabs excel at these conditions.  They are made for performance boats in the 50-65 mph range.  The tabs are made of ¼ inch stainless steel that has been sandblasted and powder coated to a raven black gloss finish.  These tabs are longer than our typical tabs to extend the hull length of your boat.

You will be amazed at the difference the trim tabs will make on your boat.   Don’t settle for a standard performing boat when it can be so much better with INSTA-TRIM® trim tabs!

To sum it up, many people make the statement that they should have installed INSTA-TRIM® years ago.

Why should you wait?

What Trim Tab Systems on your Boat Does

By adding Insta-Trim® trim tabs you can increase the comfort and safety of you and your passengers.  With Insta-Trim® trim tabs you no longer have to settle with the improper riding conditions that a normal boat has.  How many times have you wanted to take control of your boat?   Are you tired of the leaning to one side every time someone changes seats?  With Insta-Trim® trim tabs you no longer have to let the various weight conditions determine how your boat is going to ride.  Simply push a button and get your boat to ride the way you want it to.  If you have ever had your passengers complain about the roughness of the water and the pounding that the hull is taking then you are a perfect candidate for trim tabs.  We receive many calls with customers that cannot believe the difference Insta-Trim® trim tabs have made to the ride quality of there boat.  Start using the V-Shaped hull on your boat like it was intended, to cut through the wake instead of rising over the first wave only to slam into the next.

With Insta-Trim® trim tabs fitted to the stern of your boat you are making sure that you are a safer and more responsible captain.   Avoid the dangerous time of not being able to see what is in front of you.  The bow rise on many boats only allows you to see the bow of the boat and not what you should be looking at.  Visibility is greatly enhanced by keeping the front of your boat level with the water so you have a clear view of what is in front of you.

An untrimmed boat also has a larger wake.  Using Insta-Trim® trim tabs helps to reduce the size of the wake your boat produces.   This is considerate to other boaters on the water.   It also causes less erosion on the shoreline with today’s environmental concerns.  By using Insta-Trim® trim tabs you can help reduce the damage large wakes cause on docks and marinas on a daily basis.

Don’t be the captain of a boat going down the water leaning over to one side any longer.  Uneven weight distribution makes your boat harder to handle in the various water conditions.  Let us help you decide which Insta-Trim® trim tab will make your boating experience more pleasurable and safer.

Remember, a properly trimmed boat is a much safer boat.  With Insta-Trim® trim tabs it’s Smooth Boating Ahead!

As with any boating activity common sense and safety will help minimize any accidents that may occur.  Please boat responsibly and follow all federal and local boating laws.