Category: Ship Building

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Importance of Maintaining Sealant Around Yacht Windows

Sealing Around Yacht Windows

If you own a yacht, it’s important for the glass windows that are installed on it to be maintained on a regular basis. You should, of course, clean the windows routinely to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from them. You should also make repairs to your yacht windows as needed since any chips or… Read more »

The Importance of Classification Societies for Ship Building

If you have ever built a boat from scratch or done any work on one, then you know just how important classification societies are to the ship-building process. 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… Read more »