Materials Suppliers

  • Gurit LRT_Light-Reflective-Technology


    Advances in resin technology are aimed at reducing styrene, providing greater endurance and quicker cure times while perfecting surface finishes

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    Carbon fibre, natural materials and recycled plastics are prevalent in the drive for light, strong and sustainable reinforcements

  • EP Barrus adds Blue Gee products to its portfolio of marine equipment brands

    Blue Gee Supplies appoints UK distributor


    EP Barrus has been made an exclusive distributor for Blue Gee Supplies in the UK. The move comes not long after the British engine importer and distributor entered the marine chandlery market .

  • News

    Eastman Machine Co appoints UK representative


    Eastman Machine Company, a US manufacturer of cutting room equipment, has appointed iSpecc Ltd of the UK to represent its line of automated cutting systems and material handling equipment for the composites market.

  • News

    First major distributor for UK timber firm


    LIGNIA Wood Company, a British timber modification business, has signed its first major distribution agreement with US-based Teakdecking Systems (TDS) for its LIGNIA Yacht product in North America and the Caribbean. The deal was signed at the METSTRADE Show in November.

  • Cutting the ribbon

    Hempel inaugurates new Centre of Excellence


    Marine coatings manufacturer Hempel has officially opened its new Centre of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The centre is part of a €6m investment into the research and development of coating products within the field of passive fire protection (PFP), in which Hempel is determined to gain market

  • News

    Plastics sector strike hits SA builder


    A strike in South Africa’s plastics sector threatens to negatively impact local boatbuilding yards, with one prominent builder already affected in Durban.

  • MacGlide 1
    Product Launch

    MacTac's MacGlide makes antifouling smooth sailing


    Once a fixture in residential kitchen cabinets, MacTac takes an innovative approach to antifouling with its innovative MacGlide product

  • highglosspaint

    Paints & Coatings


    All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours

  • News

    US boat registrations up in 2017


    Boat sales are also up in the first six months of 2018