New Products and Processes from ProBoat Advertisers

Volume 2018-01
Professional BoatBuilder’s advertising department uses this page to publish excerpts from press releases showcasing the newest products and processes in the marine industry.

Gurit Kerdyn structural foam.Gurit® Kerdyn™ Green PET Content Structural Foam

Kerdyn™ Green is a 100% recycled PET content structural foam from Gurit® (Isle of Wight, U.K.), developed to respond to the growing need for structural core materials with stable properties, improved resin uptake performance, and a more sustainable approach to lightweight composite sandwich solutions. Kerdyn™ Green is a highly adaptable, recyclable, thermoplastic core material with a good balance of mechanical properties, temperature resistance, density and cost for a variety of applications and processes, and is compatible with a wide range of resin systems including epoxy, vinyl ester, unsaturated polyester and phenolic resins.

Gurit logo.Contact: Jean Pierre Mouligne; 401-396-5008;;

Airmar chirp-ready transducers.Chirp-Ready Transducers with Mix & Match Cables

AIRMAR introduces chirp-ready transducers for any installation with mix and match cables for every sonar brand. Designed for easy installation during hull production, M&M cables make it simple to connect the transducer to the sonar display later. This no-hassle and cost-effective solution provides a streamlined advantage for boat builders.

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ZF Marine’s Hybrid Ready 3300 PTI TransmissionZF 3300 PTI transmission

ZF Marine’s (Friedrichshafen, Germany) 3300 PTI transmission made an appearance aboard Hessen Yachts’ M/Y HOME at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The ZF 3300 PTI allows the vessel to be operated in four modes ranging from pure diesel to hybrid electric with the main engines offline. The hybrid mode, for example, offers near-silent and vibration-free operation. The ZF 3300 PTI includes ZF Supershift2 allowing for nearly seamless gear engagement, and Autotroll technology for continuous trolling operation in docking, station keeping, or dynamic positioning activities.

Contact: Martin Meissner; 954-441-4052;;

Thermwood additive manufacturing.Additive Manufacturing a Force in Marine Tooling

A 3D printed boat hull pattern has been completed using a near net shape additive manufacturing process and then successfully used to produce a production capable fiberglass mold. This project was a collaboration between Thermwood Corporation (Dale, Indiana), Techmer PM (Clinton, Tennessee), and Marine Concepts (Sarasota, Florida). The tool was printed oversized and trimmed to final net size and shape using Thermwood’s large scale additive manufacturing system (LSAM®) and made from Techmer’s Electrafil© ABS LT1 3DP. After the 6-section tool was coated and finished, a fiberglass mold was produced using the printed pattern.

Thermwood logo.Contact: Jason Susnjara; 812-937-4476;;


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