Partnership efforts debut the industry’s lightest doors, hatches and marine closures; new doors weigh 66% less than traditional doors

Columbus, Ohio and Everett, Wash.  (June 25, 2012) – announced a partnership to make the industry’s lightest and most durable doors, hatches, and other marine closures using nano-composites. Components and samples will debut at the HiPer Craft 2012 Expo in Norfolk, Virginia from June 26-27, booth 117/119.
The partnership brings a significant competitive advantage to the marine market by allowing to offer products that feature the latest advanced materials comprised of nano-enhanced carbon fiber.

The nano-enhanced lightweight door from weighs 66% less than traditional doors, the pioneer of the 54’ boat Piranha that weighs 8,000 pounds yet would have weighed 40,000 pounds with traditional materials, is a leader in watercraft and component manufacturing using carbon nanotube-enhanced carbon fiber materials.

leader in marine closures for nearly 30 years, worked with during the last year to develop doors, hatches and closures for current watercraft produced by. Now recognizing greater commercial opportunities for lightweight doors and hatches on its boats, are unveiling a door that weighs 66% less than a traditional door – from 150 pounds to just 50 pounds each – and is more durable.