Category: Glass Construction

Advantages of Glass Bonding

Bonded Glass Window for Marine applications

Bonded windows offer advantages over framed windows in marine applications. ProCurve Customer Service representative Steve Miller notes that customers are impressed with the overall performance of bonded windows. They report zero routine maintenance with direct glazed glass, as well as better aesthetics and easier installation. One customer commented, “Perhaps the greatest advantage is that if… Read more »

The World’s Largest Cruising Catamaran

Pendennis Catamaran Ship

Meet the sailing yacht Hemisphere, a 145-foot catamaran. Launched in 2011 by the Pendennis Shipyard in the Cornish town of Falmouth, in the UK, this sailing yacht is the world’s largest cruising catamaran. It was designed by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) architects, a multi-disciplinary firm of naval architects, engineers, and designers specializing in sailing… Read more »

Sustainability Goals: A Challenge for the Marine Industry

Sustainability in the marine industry

Architects and building owners around the world are now with a global mandate to reduce or eliminate carbon emissions. This mandate is affecting the marine industry as well. What is the key to achieving zero carbon emissions in yachts and other maritime vessels? Marine Industry and Sustainability Two years ago, Superyacht published an interesting article… Read more »

Storm Aeronautics Installs High Performance Laminated Glass Windshields in Agricultural Aircraft

Storm Shield High performance windshield glass

ProCurve Glass provides glass fabrication for a variety of marine and transportation applications. In this blog, we focus on agricultural aircraft windshields and the interesting work of Storm Aeronautics. Storm Aeronautics Storm Aeronautics is a one-of-a-kind aviation repair facility specializing in agricultural aircraft. It is an FAA approved repair station located in Nebraska that specializes… Read more »

Marine Windshields: Building in Safety with Laminated Glass

Unlike motor vehicles and trains, boats are not required to incorporate laminated glass in windshields.  Many boat builders do opt for laminated glass because it is the only fabricated glass product that offers glass retention after breakage. The consequences of glass breakage of tempered glass can be catastrophic. Think about it, while tempered glass offers… Read more »

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 »

Spectacular Glass Refit Project

Curved glass for Yachts

Derecktor Shipyards recently completed an upper deck refit of a privately owned 190-foot motor yacht at their Dania shipyard. The Involvement of ProCurve Glass The high-performance marine glass manufactured by ProCurve Glass was installed in windscreens and around a jacuzzi and firepit on the upper deck of the yacht. ProCurve’s technical services department assisted Derecktor… Read more »

Locomotives Get New FRA I Windshields

Texas Central Business Lines is a handling carrier operating on privately-owned tracks over the Inland Port Trackage at Midlothian, Texas.  The company has access to five miles of yards and switching track and connections with Union Pacific and BNSF Railways.  Traffic consists of automobiles and trucks, steel products and cement.  ProCurve Glass supplied six curved… Read more »

High Performance Marine Glass Featured on Zeelander Z72

Zeelander Yacht

Launched in 2019, the Z72 is now Zeelander’s flagship. This sports cruiser has an extended 22-meter platform, making her the largest Zeelander ever. The Zeelander in-house design team created the exterior of the yacht in collaboration with Cor D. Rover. Inspired by the way Porsche has incrementally evolved its designs over time, the Z72 features… Read more »

Tempe, AZ Invests in a Modern Transit System

Glass design in Tempe Streetcar light rail

Tempe Streetcar is the first modern streetcar line in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (aka the Valley). Once complete in 2020, it will serve one of the highest transit ridership centers in the region.  Brookville was contracted to design and build six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcar vehicles.  The Liberty Street Cars will operate along a new streetcar corridor… Read more »