Marine Hardware

Marine Hardware

Con-Tech is a leader in wholesale customer 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.

Each wholesale custom manufactured boat part and marine hardware project begins with Con-Tech listening to your manufacturing needs and product specifications. Then, you send us a drawing, a specification or the actual wholesale custom manufactured boat part or marine hardware product you need and, we take it from there.

Con-Tech conveys the specifications for your wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware to the right manufacturer for your unique application. Con-Tech will stay with you every step of the way from design, prototype, production import, and delivery to ensure that there are no unwanted surprises in your wholesale custom manufactured boat part or marine hardware experience.

What makes Con-Tech different from 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, wholesale custom manufacturers, many of whom are ISO certified, to get you the product you need.

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.

Con-Tech is proud to serve the growing needs of the marine manufacturing industry.


Marine Hardware

Frequently Asked Questions About Marine Hardware

High-grade stainless is preferred in many marine hardware applications as it may last more than 1000 years. Stainless Steel is an iron-containing metal alloy made up of two or more chemical elements. It comes in more than 57 stainless steel alloys along with numerous proprietary alloys.

Stainless steel is used in marine and shipbuilding as it is highly resistant to rust and less likely less to corrode in saline conditions.

Brass is valued in marine hardware as is malleable and ductile.

Brass is easy to form into desired shapes and forms while retaining high strength. It is a metal alloy of copper and zinc that is prized for many valuable properties which vary depending on the copper-zinc ratio.

Bronze is highly resistant to seawater corrosion.

Bronze is a tin alloy that 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.

How Can Con-Tech Help You?

Con-Tech can supply all of your just in time delivery requirements. Click the RFQ button, email or call us at 1-504-523-4785 for more information. Tell us what you need and we will save you time and money.