SEFAR® TENARA® Fabric Meets California Title 19

January 1, 2017

SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric is now a registered flame-resistant product under California Title 19, established by the California State Fire Marshal. As a Title 19 registered product, TENARA Fabric expands the applications for large-scale exterior fixed and retractable canopy and tensile fabric applications. The increasing importance of fire prevention in public spaces has caused the …

Furuno X-Class radar

Furuno has introduced the DRS6AX “X-Class” Radar. This radar sensor brings a renewed and refined 6kW open array to NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2. The DRS6AX introduces a “bird mode” so flocks of birds can easily be picked out at various ranges without manual tuning. Along with new technological advancements, the DRS6AX gearbox pedestal is 20 …

Aqualon Edge® fabric

Trivantage recently added Aqualon Edge® marine fabric to its product line. Intended for boat covers and bimini tops, this multi-use marine fabric is based on Perfecta Marine® technology that reduces heat gain to keep surfaces and interior temperatures cool. Aqualon Edge is available in 20 fade- and stain-resistant colors. The fabric can be cleaned using …

Sliva named new Herculite western sales manager

Buddy Sliva has been hired as western regional sales manager–awning and marine at Herculite Products Inc. Sliva comes to Herculite with many years of successful sales and business development experience, both nationally and regionally. He is an avid supporter of the industrial fabrics industry, serving on IFAI committees and division boards and participating in industry …

Outboard flushing system

The Reverso Automatic Outboard Flushing System eliminates the cumbersome process of manually flushing outboard engines after a day on the water. The flushing system has received the National Marine Manufacturers Association Product Innovation Award and a Boating Industry 2016 Top Products Award. www.reversopumps.com

Centek Check Valve

The Check Valve from Centek Industries helps prevent water from flowing back into engines and gensets. The check valve is useful on boats and yachts that navigate in a following sea, or when a backdown is needed while fighting game fish. Manufactured from flame-retardant and heat resistant resin, it is available in a wide range …

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The third dimension of marine fabrication

John Bland revolutionizes marine fabrication by applying 3D CAD principles to the design process.  Moving a business forward can mean advancing the use of technology. “Look at the motor industry—you wouldn’t be happy driving a car that was spec’d 20 years ago,” says John Bland, managing director of Tecsew Ltd., Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. “It’s the …

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Fresh updates for older vessels

Most interior fabrication projects occur on fixer-uppers. The vessel might be vintage or it might be less than ten years old. While I always welcome the challenge of doing a better design than the original, there is a fine line between aesthetics and practicality. After all, the boat needs to be both comfortable and secure …

13 companies honored with 2016 IBEX Innovation Award

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards in 11 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and others in the communications profession. …

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Protecting customers from the sun’s harmful rays

Fabricators bring together innovative and classic elements to protect their boating customers from the sun’s harmful rays. Whether permanent or removable, shading on boats has a big job to fulfill: protecting the crew and passengers from the sun while creating a comfortable environment. And boat owners are becoming more knowledgeable about the health dangers that …