About C&F

Primary Markets

Yacht Products








117 Years of History… Founded in 1894, The Carlisle & Finch Co. invented the first Carbon Arc Searchlight in North America, and provided this technology to the Paddlewheel Boats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In the1960’s, Carlisle & Finch pioneered Xenon Arc Searchlight Technology, and the Company’s products remain to this day, the standard of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Federal Prison System. In addition, Carlisle & Finch products are used worldwide in the Super Yacht Market, the Commercial Marine Market and a multitude of Foreign Militaries and Security Installations!

Leading Edge Technology… Carlisle & Finch has pioneered every searchlight innovation over the last century, including the development of Carbon Arc and Xenon Arc Searchlight Technology. In addition, the Company recently launched the NightFINDER™ Family of products, which are the first products in the world, to combine Night Vision Camera Technology and High Intensity Lighting, on the same Pan/Tilt motorized base!

Commitment to Quality… Carlisle & Finch is well known for its high quality and conforms to ISO 9000/9001 Quality Control standards. In addition, Carlisle & Finch also adheres to the strict U.S. Military Mil-I-45028A Quality Control standard, and is an approved and certified U.S. Military contractor. This commitment to high quality has enabled Carlisle & Finch to have well over 100 products with approved National Stock Numbers within the U.S.Military. In addition, due to the reliability of the products, nearly every Lighthouse in North America has a Carlisle &Finch High Intensity Rotating Beacon.