Glen Raven Custom Fabrics completes sailboat makeover

August 30, 2011

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, completed the makeover of a 43-foot Hans Christian, Galatea sailboat, in Olympia, Wash. The Galatea makeover has been documented on a progressive blog that shows video shorts, photography and featured entries from those involved in the project. Online webisodes document the entire makeover process. The first webisode …

Spradling Softside marine vinyl offered in three new patterns

August 17, 2011

The Miami Corp., a distributor to the automotive, contract and marine interior and exterior trim products for both manufacturing and aftermarket companies, now offers Spradling Softside® marine vinyl in three new patterns. The new Zander, Marlin and Beluga patterns all have the Permaguard® barrier coating, a stain resistant top coat. Samples of the new patterns …

Ocean Accessories acquires Master Fender Covers

August 10, 2011

Ocean Accessories, a manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty boating products, has acquired Master Fender Covers. The purchase includes all inventory and intellectual property. Master Fender Covers are specially designed to protect the topsides and hull from fender scuff, reducing the need for expensive gel coat repairs. Made from premium durable, fade and stain resistant, …

Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges

August 4, 2011

Coastal communities along the U.S. East Coast may be at risk to higher sea levels accompanied by more destructive storm surges in future El Niño years, according to a new study by NOAA. The study was prompted by an unusual number of destructive storm surges along the East Coast during the 2009-2010 El Niño winter. …