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In the early 1960's, a new alloy appeared. First used on large racing sailboats, the new material's high strength to weight ratio, coupled with superb corrosion resistance, made it an attractive alloy for use on boats. The new alloy was trademarked with the name Marinium® shortly after its introduction to the marine market and quickly evolved into a popular line of power boat deck hardware. The line included cleats, chocks, hinges, deck fills, rod holders and navigation lights.
For many years Marinium® was the choice material for numerous quality boat builders. But with the technology that existed in the 1970s and 1980s, Marinium® proved to be a difficult alloy to manufacture. Internal rejection rates were high. Attempts to reduce costs only compounded the rework problem. Eventually, in the early 1990s, production of Marinium® marine hardware and lights ended. The industry lost access to perhaps the greatest marine alloy ever... until now!
Using modern technology and casting techniques unavailable to manufacturers decades ago, Marinium® has finally been perfected. The high strength to weight ratios and unparalleled corrosion resistance sought after for decades by quality builders is again available, this time with Perko® reliability and quality.
Corrosion Resistance - Equal to or better than any common marine alloy.
Strength/Weight Ratio - Highest of any common marine alloy.
Weight - Approximately 1/3 rd the weight of most marine grade alloys.
Finish - Satin "Marinized" or Chrome Plated.
Broad Product Families - Virtually anything made in bronze can be made in Marinium.