Category: Marine Bent & Curved Glass

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hodgdon Tender Features ProCurve Glass

Hodgdon Yachts is America’s oldest boat builder, dating its operation back to 1816, in East Boothbay, Maine. The company is still family-owned today and one of its divisions specializes in Superyacht tender construction.   ProCurve Glass recently supplied high performance marine glazing to Hodgdon for a 9.5-meter tender designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design to accompany a Superyacht built… 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 »

De-Icing Windshields for Cold Weather Performance

De-Icing Glass for Boats

Visibility and safety are two major concerns affecting the performance of glass windshields during the winter months. De-icing ferry, train, and other transportation windshields can be accomplished with special glass laminates that incorporate wire-grid technology. ProCurve Glass is your source for these heated glass products. The Spread of Windshield Cracks Increases in the Winter If… Read more »

Sealant Maintenance on Yacht Windows

Yacht crusing in water

If you own or run a yacht, you are very much aware that it requires constant maintenance and checkups in order to ensure it is always able to operate to its fullest potential. The window system is no exception and has important maintenance tasks that are needed to ensure they last the lifetime of the… Read more »

Classification Societies for Ship Building

Classification societies are non-governmental organizations that are in place to provide rules and regulations for how ships must be built. The goal of classification societies is to make sure that boats are safe and designed and built to handle the task they were built to do. These societies oversee the design and construction of new… Read more »

Inspecting the Caulk Around the Boat Glass

Inspecting caulk on your boat glass windshield

After getting new marine glass for your boat, it is very important to be always checking up and inspecting the caulk tip out around the glass.  The caulk needs to be bonded to both the glass and the boat. If it’s not still bonded, then it should be re-tipped when you see that it is… Read more »