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igus® Ltd.

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Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

motion plastics for boats and other vessels

The requirements for components in sports boats and other vessels are specific: for an engine, outboard motor, or rudder system in a sports boat, the constantly wet environment means stringent requirements for resistance to weathering and corrosion. Resistant to seawater and robust when exposed to wind and storms: these are the requirements igus products have to fulfil in vessel construction. Being lightweight and functional is also important, especially in applications such as the interior of sports boats. Sports boats and vessels with igus products are well-prepared for the requirements on and under the water.  A prototype for a sports boat or boats in high-volume production, single components or ready-to-install systems such as linear modules with motors – all igus products offer you motion plastics advantages for the specific requirements in water, including in the area of vessels.

Advantages of igus solutions:

  • Lubrication-free – throughout the part's service life
  • Corrosion-free
  • Quiet operation and smooth sliding
  • Easy, straightforward assembly
  • Large variety, extensive standard product range
  • Customised solutions from prototype to high-volume production


New products in 2021

4 new products in 2 minutes

A video of our highlights for boat construction

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Our International Product Manager Michael Hornung will present our top innovations for boat construction in just two minutes. These include, e.g. the drylin W exchange bearing:

  • Split stainless-steel housing allows for changing the bearing directly on the rail
  • No removal of the linear unit
  • Bearing change within seconds

More information about the drylin exchange bearing

Stop motion slewing ring bearings with defined locking points

Quiet telescopic rail with prism preload

Ready-to-install energy supply unit for shore power supply

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.


Solutions for other vessels


Our TOP products for the boating industry

Profile guide

Profile guides

  • Dirt-resistant and tough
  • Easy installation
  • Lightweight and quiet operation

drylin W
drylin

Shaft guides

  • Temperature-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Lubrication-free

drylin R
Slewing ring bearings

Slewing ring bearings

  • Heat-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Wear-resistant

iglidur PRT
readychain

Ready-to-install energy chain systems

  • Fail-safe cables
  • Strong and maintenance-free energy chains
  • Moving energy made easy

e-chains and cables
drylin N low-profile linear guides

Low-profile guide systems

  • Low installation height between 6mm and 12mm
  • Lightweight
  • Four rail widths from 17mm to 80mm

drylin N
iglidur P

Sleeve bearings

  • Maintenance-free and cost-effective
  • Low total moisture absorption
  • High load capacity

iglidur P

Free samples

Find out for yourself how Tech up, Cost down works in boats. Either order our free plain bearing and linear technology sample boxes or submit a request for a part in your desired shape, quantity or material.

iglidur plain bearings sample box

This sample box contains:

  • 38 polymer bearings made of the most important iglidur
  • materials. Templates for finding the perfect
  • material for your application. iglidur bearing technology catalogue

Order plain bearing sample box now
drylin W sample box

Still unsure whether a drylin® linear bearing is the right solution for your application? Order our free sample box now.

  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Lubrication-free, quiet, lightweight and cost-effective
  • Rails and shaft guides
  • Very quiet operation

Order linear technology sample box now
Virtual visit

Our experts will work with you to answer any questions about igus products and help you find the perfect solution for your project.  

  • Fill out the form
  • Receive an answer within 24 hours
  • Specialist support also available by telephone or video chat

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Customer application examples

Yacht

Lift system for yachts

How does the dinghy get on to the yacht or the jet ski into the water? This plant manufacturer knows the answer. The company designs lift systems for yachts - and relies on energy chains, drylin profile guides and iglidur plain bearings.

iglidur P is prized for its low moisture absorption, low coefficient of friction and high load capacity.

Polymer bearings for the boat industry

These cranes are used to hoist boats out of the water in Fort Meyers, Florida. In both, iglidur P is used directly in the cable winch drive shaft, which performs a lifting and lowering movement to lift the boats completely out of the water.

Fingers of a Vincent Systems GmbH hand prosthesis with iglidur plain bearings

Unique yacht concept

To save moorings in ports, the width of these water catamarans can be reduced to 4.85 metres. Any torsional loads are compensated for with a combination of E04 e-chains and drylin linear guides.

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH knee joint prosthesis with iglidur piston rings

An innovative sliding system

Hybrid drylin roller and plain bearings mounted on double drylin guides made of hard anodised aluminium allow this motor boat to change its steering gear position quickly and easily. The bearings are easy to install and also maintenance-free.


The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited to your individual industry sector to hand. 
 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request, and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

Order now for free

More information

Yacht/boat product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life, and reduce process costs

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Consulting

I would be happy to answer your questions personally

Shipping and consultation

In person:

Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.

Online:

24h