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igus® solutions for sport boats and other watercrafts

Reduce costs ... Improve technology ...

Saltwater-resistant for any weather. Motion plastics products from igus® improve the technology and reduce the costs.

Self-lubricating products from igus® are approved in many maritime applications, even under the toughest environment conditions. Seawater resistant and rugged for shipbuilding in wind, rain or snow while remaining lightweight and functional in the boat interior. e-chain systems® guide any cable reliably and safely during electrical movements. iglide® plain bearings and drylin® linear guides use dry operation and move sliding doors, hatches, steering systems, lift systems and all other rotating and swiveling components quietly and completely maintenance free. Always 100% self-lubricating. igus® products also appeal 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 – self-lubricating mobility for boats, yachts and ships.

Either prototype or serial production, single component or ready-to-install systems such as linear modules with motors ... all igus® products offer you the motion plastics advantages:

Self-lubricating for life

Corrosion resistance

Smooth and silent

Easy, straightforward assembly

Large variety, extensive standard product range

Customized 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

energy chains and chain-suitable cables

... for use in the shipbuilding and offshore industry

High performance plastic bearings

... for underwater applications

drylin® Linear Guides

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

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.

Yacht building

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

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts

High load capacity and durable

Boat motor
lifting device

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


Eight gantry cranes connected in series travel a total length of 591 ft with plastic energy chains.

Ship loader

Wind and weather proof, energy chain cable carrier and chainflex® cables on a ship loader at the Baltic Sea port of Wismar.

Container Crane: Malaysia

Close to 1,500 ft (441 m) travel and loads up to 2.5 tons on a container crane in Malaysia.

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.

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.

igus® dry-tech® solutions

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

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

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