About Jefa

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Jefa Rudder Bearings

Beginning in 1980, Jefa Rudder & Steering Systems has supplied Rudder Bearings to over 40,000 boats along with more than 15,000 steering systems. Jefa was founded by Jan Faurschou and Stig Jensen. Jan and Stig continue with “hands on” management of Jefa’s two manufacturing facilities.

Jefa rudder bearings offer the utmost in feel and durability. Utilizing captive roller bearings in rugged aluminum housings, there is a full range of sizes and styles including self aligning bearings to suit all sizes of sailboats. Sizes are available from 30mm to 260mm for production and custom applications.

Brands

You'll find Jefa Rudder Bearings on these brands and many more!

Rollers in Jefa rudder bearing

Roller Bearings, No Roller Cage Needed

All Jefa rudder bearings are produces with precision machined rollers and close tolerances to provide smooth operation under load. The close tolerance allows Jefa to eliminate the roller cage needed with sloppy bearings and keep the design simple for long term reliability.

Retrofit Jefa rudder bearings

Retrofit Bearings

Jefa offers replacement and retrofit bearings for many boats built using bearings that are no longer produced. We have replacement bearings for many U.S. built, and European boats. These include J-Boats, Beneteau, Express, Bavaria, Santa Cruz, Dehler, Olson, Moody, and many more.

Self aligning Jefa rudder bearings

Standard & Self-aligning Bearings

Jefa produces self-aligning bearings for rudder stocks engineered to flex. Self-aligning bearings also eliminate the need for precise alignment during installation. Standard or Non Self-aligning bearings are available at a lower cost and normally have a smaller outside diameter.

Jefa plastic and aluminum bearings

Plastics vs. Aluminum

Whenever possible, Jefa uses Engineering plastic below the waterline. This offers a durable bearing while helping to eliminate electrolysis at the waterline and near antifouling paint.

Jefa rudder blade

Jefa Rudder Stocks & Rudders

Jefa has delivered rudder stocks and complete rudder for 1000’s boats. Rudder stocks are available machined from Stainless Steel, or aluminum alloy. Rudders are laminated in female molds and filled with high density foam. Complete rudders are built to OEM specification or as replacement rudders for existing boats by Jefa in purpose built production facility allowing us to deliver the highest quality rudders to a competitive.


FAQ's

Here are common questions we receive about our Jefa Rudder Bearings. If you can't find an answer to your question here please feel free to contact us by using the contact form below.

Jefa uses engineering plastic on bearings below the waterline as it helps to eliminate electrolysis at the waterline and near antifouling paint.

No, Jefa rudder bearings are produced at a very high precision. The machined rollers are at such a close tolerance that they provide a smooth operation while under load. The close tolerance allows Jefa to eliminate the roller cage needed with sloppy bearings and keep the design simple for long term reliability.

Yes, Jefa offers replacement and retrofit bearings for many boats built using bearings that are no longer produced. We have replacement bearings for many U.S. built, and European boats. These include J-Boats, Beneteau, Express, Bavaria, Santa Cruz, Dehler, Olson, Moody, and many more. Please contact us for more details.

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