Trend Marine Partners with Smart Locks for Yachts at METS 2018.

October 30, 2018

Trend Marine are excited to announce an exciting and exclusive partnership with Smart Locks for Yachts.  A simple and effective encrypted smart locking solution that can be fitted to both exterior and interior doors on almost any vessel. With the simple swap out of the standard Euro or Trioving cylinder locking system, ‘SL4Y’ enables the owner or captain to control access from a central point on board or do so remotely without extensive refit. Downloading access logs, opening or locking down certain areas on the vessel or simply removing the need to use an old-fashioned key and lock systems. With various packages available, Trend Marine are delighted to be working with this exciting new project and will be promoting an upgrade to our existing patio door systems that exist in the field. In addition, we will be supplying the system as an upgrade to OEM customers with new doors produced from our Norfolk manufacturing facility. At METS 2018 Trend Marine Products will have an example of the basic keyless system on the stand, and we look forward to sharing this exciting product development with you.

Iain Davie – Smart Locks for Yachts CEO commented “Having developed our Smart marine locking systems to suit all aspects of yacht access control over the past three years, we are looking forward to the next stage of our brand development in an exclusive partnership with Trend Marine, an international leader in the design and manufacture of marine doors and glazing products. It is the perfect fit, our innovative smart locking systems and the manufacturer of so many of the marine doors we have been fitting them into. Trend Marine are globally renowned for their quality and innovation in design, we are very excited to include our smart marine lock solutions within their catalogue of marine doors”.  We look forward to demonstrating our Smart Marine Locks alongside Trend Marine at METS 2018.

In addition, Trend Marine Products will once again be exhibiting a number of updated products at METS 2018 to include;

  • An upgraded range of Hull Glazing solutions,
  • Our flush bonded Sargasso Opener system.
  • The very latest in Trend drop window system technology
  • Our 2018 multi purpose Patio Door System
  • A brand-new glazing display to showcase our current investment in manufacturing technology to supply our customers with the smart glazing systems of the future.

    For more than 40 years Trend Marine have been the industry’s leading manufacturer of high-quality marine glass and glazing products for both yachts and Superyachts. Backed by state-of-the-art glass technology systems, Trend Marine has built an international reputation for designing, manufacturing and installing marine glass and glazing products of unsurpassed excellence.

For further information, please contact Director of Sales and Project Management – Jim Boulton –
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Trend Superyacht report on a busy 2018 MYS

October 8, 2018

Trend Marine Products’ Superyacht division are pleased to report an incredibly busy 2018 Monaco Yacht show.

With a small stand at the show and a number of engineered glazing products on the stand, the team were pleased to welcome old and new customers. The Monaco Yacht show attracts the who’s who of the Superyacht industry, with Brokers, Project Managers, Owners and Crew all in Port Hercule for a week of networking. We are delighted to report on a number of key international refit enquiries, and some superb feedback from existing customers within the Superyacht Sector.With some exciting projects in the pipeline, it’s sure to be a busy period for Trend Superyacht.

If you have a refit enquiry then please contact the team –

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2018 Monaco Yacht Show

July 26, 2018

The team at Trend Marine are excited to announce that we’ll once again be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show. The show takes over the iconic Port Hercule and visitors can experience the glitz and glamour of the very best that the Superyacht industry has to offer.


This year the show plays host to 120 of the most unique Superyachts in the world, with 40 Yachts making their show debut alongside representatives from refit, equipment manufacture, brokerage and charter.

Our team will be available at stand QJ9 to discuss your requirements and look forward to meeting you.

To arrange an appointment, please contact

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Acts of Service Initiative- Creating a Garden Space with Catfield Primary School.

May 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we’ve recently partnered with local school Catfield Primary as part of our ‘Acts of Service Initiative’. The aim of the Initiative is to do good in the local community, and so we approached Catfield Primary to see if we could work with them as a local business.

They were hugely accommodating, and it was agreed that a team from Trend would work on an unused space within the school grounds to create a small communal garden for both students and staff to enjoy.

Business Systems Manager – Paul Rumsby came up with the design for the space and hopefully we will be able to come close to recreating it over the coming weeks, allocating a small amount of time to the project . We’re very pleased to be working within the local community and would like to thank those involved so far for their hard work. We look forward to updating you as the project progresses.


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Catfield Garden Project

British Motor Yacht Show – Swanick

May 21, 2018


Over a Weekend that showed off the very best of Britain, we were pleased to visit the British Motor Yacht Show at Swanick Marina on the River Hamble .
A showcase of the very latest new and some older brokerage craft by prestigious British Yacht builders Sunseeker, Princess and Fairline. The sun was shining and the mood around the show among exhibitors buoyant about sales prospects with the British boating season now in full swing.
Our customers provide the highest levels of craftsmanship and so seeing our product in situ on-board a show dressed vessel is always a rewarding feeling.
We hope all involved had a successful weekend.

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London On- Water 2018.

May 11, 2018

This week we visited the first day of the London On-Water Boat Show at St Katherine Docks Marina, City of London. Although a relatively small show compared with some of the end of season European Boat Shows, it was a great example of how the yachting industry is going from strength to strength at the moment, with everyone enjoying a dose of midweek sunshine in heart of the City of London. Exhibiting at the show are some of the worlds finest yacht builders as well as offerings from the Small Boat, Charter and Travel side of the industry. Consequently there was a wealth of Trend Marine product to see, with the likes of Galeon and Fairline showing a range of new and brokerage craft.

The show runs until Saturday 12th May


Trend Marine Expands

April 25, 2018

Trend Marine are to expand and take on a new unit in Plymouth after experiencing double digit growth over the last 12 months.

The unit is part of a new development, Oceansgate, that is being developed as a marine enterprise zone on ex-Ministry of Defence land.

Other confirmed marine businesses include Surejust and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

“The new unit offers Trend a service and storage facility in the heart of the South West plus an engineering and technical base,” explained Trend Marine director of sales and service Jim Bolton. “This will allow us to offer a more localised and focused support to our key customers in Plymouth and the surrounding area and further support our ongoing growth and expansion.”

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He added: “Our order books are healthy and we continue to invest in people, place and process in order to future proof the business.”

Both Trend Marine and Surejust are suppliers to Princess Yachts and the new location will enable them to work closer with the yacht builder.

“We’re very pleased to be one of the first tenants in this prestigious and important investment in the area.It will enable us to continue to develop our business with Princess and offer an improved supply,” said Bradley Higgs, Trend Marine MD.

The development is being promoted by Plymouth City Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership. The new buildings – phase one of the project – were officially opened recently by leader of Plymouth City Council, Ian Bowyer.

Construction of phase two is due to start next year.

Trend Marine is to expand and take on a new unit in Plymouth

Big is Beautiful

April 25, 2018

Our Sales and Service Director- Jim Boulton, explains current market trends and the need to move with the market.

 “Gone are the days of modern motor cruisers with small windows and white glass reinforced plastic – it’s common to find 20m yachts featuring continuous runs of glass between 6m and 8m in length,”

“This inevitably results in greater pressures to produce that perfect seamless piece of glass as a surface imperfection or small ripple will be rejected.”

Jim admits the demand for larger sheet formats will cause problems for bespoke manufacturers who are geared up to work with half-jumbo sheet sizes, and are therefore limited to 3.2m  by 2.4m widths.

“Those who cannot handle larger pieces going into a full jumbo sheet – up to 6m – will lose business. Players in this area must future-proof their businesses and upgrade their production processes.”


Trend Marine are currently investing in refurbishing our glass manufacturing and toughening plants, enabling us to process larger format panes with increased length and width, plus substantial investment in high-speed grinding machinery and interlayer technology to allow production of ever more complex glass.

Jim confirms ‘smart performance glass’ integrated with the boat’s technology is the next ‘must have’ item.

He explains: “Customers want glass with programmable technology such as rain sensors, heat and light reducing interlayers, open and closing sensors in portholes, hatches and doors with entry control mechanisms and it’s increasingly common for specs to include doors with automatic open and closing sensors and coded entry systems.”

In January, Trend became part of Lippert LCI – a major player in America’s recreational vehicle market.“Lippert has many global subsidiaries so this gives us huge potential to utilise its technology and enhance our existing product lines” concludes Jim.

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Site Currently Closed Due To Weather/Driving Conditions

March 1, 2018

Due to adverse weather/driving conditions, the Trend site will be closed at 12pm today 1st March and will be CLOSED tomorrow Friday 2nd March. We will re-open on Monday morning 5th March. We apologise for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff is paramount.


Striking glass staircase unveiled at New York Historical Society

May 18, 2017

The finished staircase looks truly breathtaking and we are proud to have been part of such a prestigious project.

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