Fishing & Boating News

Taylor Made Systems Introduces Glass Windshields For Center Console Boats


(01/12/2002 - GLOVERSVILLE, NY) At the 2002 New York National Boat Show, Taylor Made Systems introduced a new series of shaped-glass windshields for center console boats.

The new tempered-glass windshield is being shown for the first time on a Boston Whaler 270 Outrage at the New York show.

"The glass windshield offers significant advantages over conventional plexiglass material," explained Mike Oathout, vice president, sales and marketing, for Taylor Made Systems. "The glass windshield resists scratches, dings and discoloration, and offers a cleaner, smoother appearance. Plexiglass can have distortion that limits visibility, while glass windshields are distortion free."

 "This means boatowners will not have to replace their windshields every few years when they become hopelessly scratched and discolored," said Oathout.

The Taylor Made glass windshields will be installed as standard factory equipment on new 270 Outrage boats for 2002. "We expect to expand the product line with new models for other center console boats for Boston Whaler and other boatbuilders in 2002," said Oathout, who noted that the windshields will be available in framed and unframed configurations.

A member of the Taylor Made Group, Taylor Made Systems, based in Gloversville, New York, is the world's largest manufacturer of marine glazing systems and the acknowledged leader in framed glass windshield technology for powerboats. Other marine product lines include hatches, doors, window systems, portlights, canvas boat tops and upholstered furniture. The company also supplies glass products for a variety of architectural, agricultural and industrial applications.

Headquartered in Gloversville, New York, the Taylor Made Group has 93 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry's largest, most diversified manufacturers and suppliers. Other companies in the Taylor Made Group include Taylor Made Environmental, Taylor Made Products, Taylorbrite LLC and SeaLand Technology, Inc. The group has 17 facilities in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Employing over 1,100 associates, its products are marketed through a worldwide distribution network.