Thru Hulls

thru_hulls custom marine hardware

Con-Tech is a leader in wholesale custom manufactured thru hulls and marine hardware made by suppliers in China, Taiwan, India or elsewhere, many of whom are ISO certified. The thru hull stems are threaded with straight pipe threads and are available in marine bronze (red brass) or polished stainless steel.

Choosing the right thru hulls and marine hardware is always a key element of boat safety. If the right corrosion-resistant choices are not made at the time of purchase, marine hardware may be severely compromised when exposed to maritime environments.

Con-Tech stainless steel marine hardware is highly resistant to rust and less likely less to corrode in saline conditions and is preferred in many applications as it may last a long time. Our bronze marine hardware has superior resistance to ammonia stress corrosion cracking compared with brass. On the whole, the higher the tin content, the higher the seawater corrosion resistance. When properly manufactured, bronze tends to corrode evenly and has little tendency to pit. Thus, bronze is used for marine hardware like cockpit drain scuppers, as well as propellers, submerged bearings, springs, bearings, gears, and fasteners.

Covid 19 increased marine hardware sales and the post-pandemic effects have been equally strong. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, sales of all marine products and services including boats rose to 13-year high in 2020 to $47 billion, increasing 9% from the prior year. The boating industry has touted data showing that new powerboat sales are strong, along with sales of pontoon boats, wake sport boats, and jet boats.

The trend has shown enormous potential for the future as first-time buyers are entering the market in record numbers increasing wait times and straining dealer inventories. The EU and U.S. reached an interim agreement in 2021 that prevents the doubling of tariffs on U.S. boats and engines – which also offered encouraging news for marine manufacturers.

Why Using Con-Tech Works

Con-Tech is a leader in wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware. Whatever your needs for wholesale custom manufactured boat deck hardware and wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware, Con-Tech can accurately and quickly quote your job and provide you with a manufacturing plan.

What makes Con-Tech different than other wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware manufacturers is our attention to detail and our knowledge of your industry. We are tenacious and thrifty and we use our expertise to stay with you every step of the process. And Con-Tech works exclusively with world-class marine hardware manufacturers to get you the product you need.

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