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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 »

Caulk Joint Inspections for Yacht Windows

It is important to conduct an annual or semi-annual inspection of the sealant around yacht windows to ensure that the adhesive and/or sealant is performing to its intended standards. Inspect caulk/sealant joints to see if there are any spongy areas or crack points present between the edge of the laminated glass and the sealant material…. Read more »

Laminated Glass for Small Aircraft Windshields

ProCurve Glass has manufactured laminated glass windshields for a variety of transportation applications, including marine, rail, automotive, and upon occasion, small aircraft. Two plies of glass are bonded together by a tough, resilient interlayer.  With sufficient impact, the glass can break, but is retained in its frame until replacement can be made.  In addition, laminates… 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 »

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 »

Laminated Glass for Bullet Resistance

Bullet Resistant Glass

Teller windows in banks are not the only applications for bullet resistant glass. There are instances where glass laminates designed for bullet resistance are installed in cars and boats. This concept of “up armoring” gives drivers and passengers greater peace of mind and safety. Ballistic Performance There are different levels of ballistics performance, which are… 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 »

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 »