YKK Congratulates Winners of the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

April 17, 2017 YKK

 

YKK congratulates the following winners of the Marine Fabricator Association’s Fabrication Excellence Awards.  The Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in Marine Fabrication, and two different awards are given out including an Award of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement.  YKK was really excited to have our products used in these innovative marine designs.

SOFT ENCLOSURES CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Costa Marine, Egg Harbor City, N.J.
Custom Aft Enclosure, 92-foot Viking yacht
DESIGNER: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
FABRICATOR: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
PROJECT MANAGER: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
INSTALLERS: Chris Costa, Eugene McCann, Costa Marine
MATERIALS: Strataglass™ by Strataglass LLC; Stamoid by Ferrari S.A.; Costa Track by Costa Marine; YKK® Zippers by YKK USA; Gore® Tenara® thread by W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Costa Marine fabricated a custom aft enclosure for a 92-foot Viking yacht. They utilized track-to-track design with an additional track on rail.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc., Detroit, Mich.
True Blue, 43-foot Tiara Sovran
DESIGNERS: Rob Kotowski, Bob Kotowski, Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc.
FABRICATORS: Rob Kotowski, Gregory Phillips, Jake Koch, Nick Featherstone, Phyllis Gielow
PROJECT MANAGERS: Rob Kotowski, Bob Kotowski
INSTALLERS: Rob Kotowski, Gregory Phillips, Nick Featherstone
MATERIALS: Sunbrella® by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC; Strataglass™ by Strataglass LLC; Solar-Fix® thread by SolarFix; Phifertex Screen by Phifer®; YKK® Zippers by YKK
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A custom camper top with 1¼-inch stainless frame was built to provide the customer with an extended living space on the back of his boat. This was a 10-panel construction with a 40 mil Strataglass window enclosure.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc., Detroit, Mich.
Wind Breaker 23-foot Wellcraft Center Console
DESIGNERS: Rob Kotowski, Bob Kotowski, Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc.
FABRICATORS: Rob Kotowski, Gregory Phillips, Jake Koch, Nick Featherstone, Laureen Boyle, Phyllis Gielow
PROJECT MANAGERS: Rob Kotowski, Bob Kotowski
INSTALLERS: Rob Kotowski, Gregory Phillips, Nick Featherstone
MATERIALS: Sunbrella® by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC; O’Sea® Firma by O’Sullivan Films; Solar Fix® thread by SolarFix; YKK® Zippers by YKK
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The first part of the job consisted of designing a new fabricated T-top made of slate Sunbrella fabric. The next phase was to make a five-section telephone booth enclosure around the center console, attaching it to the console and the aluminum supports at the top of the structure. The last phase of the project was to fabricate a two-section travel cover that tied into the five-section front telephone booth enclosure.

RIGID ENCLOSURES CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Costa Marine, Egg Harbor, City, N.J.
90-foot Bayliss, Singularis
DESIGNER: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
FABRICATOR: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
PROJECT MANAGER: Chris Costa, Costa Marine
INSTALLERS: Chris Costa, Eugene McCann, Costa Marine
MATERIALS: Stamoid by Serge Ferrari North America Inc.; YKK® zippers by YKK USA; Gore®
Tenara® tex thread by W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.; clear acrylic sheets by Costa Clear; keder 8.5 mm
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Costa Marine fabricated a custom three-sided rigid enclosure for a 90-foot Bayliss custom-built yacht.

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