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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 »

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 »

Delage D12 Hypercar Features ProCurve Windshield

Curved glass for Delage car

ProCurve Glass windshields provide a safe barrier for drivers and occupants in a variety of transportation applications, including custom automotive windshields.  Recently, we supplied a windshield for automaker Delage’s D12 hypercar.  The ¼ inch curved laminated windshield incorporated green glass, resulting in a visible light transmittance of 83% in compliance with ANSI Z26.1, the American… 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 »

Incline Railway Windows Enhance the Experience

The incline railcar featuring ProCurve Glass design

Passengers riding Chattanooga’s Incline Railway will get unparalleled panoramic views of the scenic mountains and valleys surrounding Lookout Mountain. Through observation windows on new trolley-style cars supplied by Brookville Equipment Corporation in 2020, these views are achievable. These cars have several upgraded amenities, including wheelchair accessibility, LED lighting, larger entry and exit doors for passenger… Read more »

Designing Windshields for Safety

Scarap Glass design

Automobiles and laminated glass windshields go hand in hand.  The interlayer used to bond glass together to form the laminate was invented in the 1930’s.  It was a major safety advancement to keep drivers and passengers safe inside their vehicles.  Even after impact, broken laminated glass windshields are likely to stay in place, holding glass shards in place… Read more »

Custom Cars Get Custom Windshields

Not all automotive vehicles are mass produced.  Some are limited in the number produced and sold.  ProCurve Glass has supplied curved laminated glass windshields for limited production automobiles for many years.  These windshields meet automotive safety requirements as well as the creative and performance goals of the design team. Two exciting examples of limited production vehicles are the SplitRay®… Read more »