Category: Yachts

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

ProCurve High-Performance Marine Glass Strikes Again!

ProCurve Glass for Yachts

Al Duhail, a 112-foot (34.3-meter) all-carbon motoryacht sportfisher, designed by Warwick Yacht Design and built by Yachting Developments, has arrived safely into her home port of Qatar.  ProCurve Glass supplied the high-performance marine glazing to this New Zealand-based company. The yacht was designed with a focus on fishing and diving, with highlights including a large cockpit… Read more »