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igus® solutions for sport boats and other watercrafts

Reduce costs ... Improve technology ...

Saltwater-resistant and suitable for all types of weather. motion plastics® products from igus® improve the technology and lower the costs.

Lubrication-free products from igus® shine in many maritime applications, even under the toughest environmental conditions. Seawater-resistant and rugged for shipbuilding in wind, rain or snow while remaining lightweight and functional in the boat interior. e-chainsystems® guide any cable reliably and safely during electrical movements iglidur® plain bearings and drylin® linear guides use dry operation and move sliding doors, hatches, steering systems, lift systems and all other rotating and swivelling components quietly and in a completely maintenance-free manner. Always 100% lubrication-free. igus® products also appeal to users as visible parts, thanks to their elegant design and availability in many finishes. igus® products have received the iF product design award year after year.

motion plastics® – lubrication-free mobility for boats, yachts and ships.

No matter if prototype or serial production, single component or ready-to-install systems like linear modules with motors ... all igus® products offer you the motion plastics® advantages:

Lubrication-free for life

corrosion resistance

Silent run and smooth gliding

Easy, straightforward assembly

Large variety, extensive standard product range

Individual customised solutions from prototype to production


igus® solutions ...

... for sailboats

igus® solutions for sailboats  

... for yachts

igus® solutions for yachts  

... for motor boats

igus® solutions for motor boats  

... for the interior

igus® solutions for the interior  

Products ...

... for use in the shipbuilding and offshore industry and in furniture manufacturing
igus® e-chains®  
energy chains and chain-suitable cables

... for use in the shipbuilding and offshore industry

igus® bearings  
High performance polymer bearings

... for underwater applications

igus® drylin®  
drylin® Linear Guides

... for use under heat, pressure, sea water, liquid and gaseous media

igus® drylin®  
drylin® linear guide systems

... for movements in furniture, e.g. drawers, closets, doors or tables

Application examples

Sailing boat

This sailing boat can be steered perfectly thanks to an optimum connection between the tiller and rudder.

Sailing boat    

Yacht building

Seawater-resistant, wear-resistant polymer plain bearings are used in the new generation models of yacht building instead of self-made roller bearings.

Yacht building    

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts

High load capacity and durable

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts    

High sea catamaran

and the first one that is variably adjustable in its width.

High sea catamaran    

Solar energy on a sailing boat

For protection against outdoor influences the connection cables of the solar cell were mounted in an E2 micro energy chain.

Solar energy on a sailing boat    

Boat motor
lifting device

Boat motor lifting device and inner boom roll-up device equipped with plastic plain bearings.

Boat motor  lifting device    


Eight gantry cranes connected in series travel a total length of 180 m with plastic energy chains.


Ship loader

Since the ship loader started operations in 2000, no troubles, either mechanical or in the cables, have occurred in the energy chain area.

Ship loader    

Ship unloader

441 m travel: Reduction of tensile forces by about 75%.

Ship unloader    

Boat cranes

In contrast to metal and bronze bearings, the igus® bearings do not corrode due to their high-performance polymer structure and are for this reason the ideal choice for underwater application.

Boat cranes    
Find more application examples

Are you looking for practically tested application examples in a certain industry? Here you can browse through already implemented applications and filter them according to your specifications.

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dry-tech box  
igus® dry-tech® solutions

Advantages at a glance. Find the right bearing for your application with our dry-tech® sample box.

drylin W banderole  
igus® drylin® W linear guide construction kits

Improve technology and reduce your costs by 25% or more with igus® drylin® W linear guide construction kits

Novelties 2015  
Novelties 2015

155 +25 new products and product range extensions - for moving energy made easy... chainflex® lasts... tested! and dry-tech® bearing technology...don't lubricate

Boat brochure  
Boat brochure (PDF)

All information about sail boats, yachts, motor boats and interiors are available for download as a PDF


Test laboratory - quality from igus®

You can rely on the igus® quality

Applications involving high cycle counts, speeds and accelerations or demanding environmental conditions require proven systems providing durable and reliable operation, especially when it comes to energy chains, cables as well as polymer slide bearings and linear systems. igus® conducts tests continuously in the in-house laboratory under real conditions. Every year, we conduct more than 2000 tests on e-chains® and cables, and over 5000 tests on slide bearings . The focus of our tests are tensile strengths and shear forces. Coefficients of friction, wear, driving forces and abrasion under extremely different conditions and speeds. Influence coefficients such as dirt, weathering, low temperature, or impacts and shocks are tested


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