Category: Chemically Strengthened Glass

Cruising World Recognizes the KC54 Catamaran

Curved glass design for sailboats

Cruising World magazine announced winners in its Boat of the Year 2022 competition. The judges awarded Kinetic Catamarans a Special Recognition Award for Overall Excellence for its all-carbon KC54 boat. Kinetic Catamarans is a US company that owns its own yard in Knysna, South Africa. Their boats are designed by Simonis Voogd Design BV based… Read more »

New Orleans Welcome Back the Workboat Show

Staten Island Ferry

Steve Miller and Matt Malloy attended the 2021 International Workboat Show and reported that the feeling in the industry was upbeat, with many attendees stopping by the ProCurve Glass exhibit to discuss ongoing and future work.  Miller noted that workboat designs, particularly in ferries and small workboats will be moving toward yacht-like features, including larger… Read more »

Black or White: Which Frit is Right?

White Frit for Glass design

Perimeter painted frit is a colored band on glass applied during the manufacturing process that serves as a barrier against UV radiation to protect the adhesive. It also provides a cosmetic benefit by concealing the adhesive when viewed from the outside. Typically, the frit is black, but white can also be an option. Which one… Read more »

Making Difficult Window Projects Refit Easily

Owners as well as shipyards are always cautious about projects that involve removal and replacement of windows for yachts. Tim Cooper, Project Manager with the Marine Group Boat Works, LLC in San Diego Bay acknowledged this concern when he undertook a project for MY Fidelis, a 56-meter sailing yacht.  that called for the replacement of… Read more »

Heated Windshields De-Fog NYC Ferries

In December, Metal Shark, a leading designer and builder of custom vessels for commercial, defense and law enforcement applications worldwide, announced completion of a four-year run of production development for NYC Ferry Services.  The fleet included twelve 85-foot, 150-passenger ferries and ten 97-foot, 350 passenger vessels. The NYC Ferry Operated by Hornblower operates six routes… Read more »

SeaVee’s Sport Fish Boat

450z Marine Glass

SeaVee’s flagship 450Z Sport Fishing Boat is making a splash—in a good way.   Power and MotorYacht magazine calls the 450Z SeaVee’s most ambitious project to date. The 45-foot center console builds upon the company’s long history of building high-performance stepped hulls.  The large console is resin infused all in one piece and includes an integrated… Read more »

SSC’s Tuatara Sets Car Speed Record

ProCurve Glass Design laminated glass

In early October, SSC’s hypercar Tuatara, driven by Oliver Webb, set a new world speed record at 316.11 mph.  The event took place on a closed stretch of Nevada State Route 160. Webb reached a top speed of 331.15 mph in one direction, then 301.07 mph in the opposite direction, with an average speed of… Read more »

The Trend Towards Glass Windshields

Laminated Glass Windshield for Yachts

A 2018 article in Sport Fishing magazine reported that new technologies in glass molding and bonding have resulted in better visibility, safety, and style in boat windshields and windows.  Writer Jim Hendricks notes, “The new wave of glass windshields and windows is not just strong and durable, but also affords more styling choices and superior visibility… Read more »

ProCurve High-Performance Marine Glass Strikes Again!

ProCurve Glass for Yachts

Al Duhail, a 112-foot (34.3-meter) all-carbon motoryacht sportfisher, designed by Warwick Yacht Design and built by Yachting Developments, has arrived safely into her home port of Qatar.  ProCurve Glass supplied the high-performance marine glazing to this New Zealand-based company. The yacht was designed with a focus on fishing and diving, with highlights including a large cockpit… Read more »

Now That’s a Big Windshield – Glass Windshield for Donzi Yacht

Donzi Yacht glass from ProCurve Glass Design

ProCurve Glass is always ready to take on challenges in glass fabrication for the marine industry. A project for Roscioli Donzi’s R76 Sportish luxury yacht is a perfect example of ProCurve’s ability to meet the challenges of today’s designers.  How Do They Do It?  It starts with accurate measurements, followed by an unwavering focus on quality during manufacturing,… Read more »