Entries by Alfab


Retrofitting Custom Marine Windows on a Catamaran

After purchasing a previously-owned sailing Catamaran, Denham Hitchcock, a correspondent for the Channel Seven Network, discovered while living aboard the vessel that her current windows were not as functional as they could be and also were not marine-safe. See what he did here.

Leading the Way for Custom Marine Innovations

As a multi-generational family business, we’ve always invested in the future; this allows us to provide the best to our clients, and lets us contribute meaningfully to our industry.
We empower our team to continually learn by providing regular in-house training for staff, including administration, engineering, and our glazing and fabrication specialists; learning new techniques provides a robust base of knowledge, one we can all build upon.

Heated Marine Glass for Arctic Vessels

SeaFiji’s boat windshield and hopper window glass were custom-made here in Australia and shipped to Fiji for final installation, making it crucial that all work was perfect.

Funky Fiji Ferry

SeaFiji’s boat windshield and hopper window glass were custom-made here in Australia and shipped to Fiji for final installation, making it crucial that all work was perfect.

Replacing the windows in your yacht – Smooth sailing?

Take a look at this recent transformation one of our clever clients took on. This project wasn’t a quick job—it took 9 working days over roughly 3 week to complete. This was to allow for changes in weather and glue drying time. It was well worth the time and effort though, as you can see in the amazing before and after shots.

Jenks Craft Refresh: The complete renovation process

Check out this Jenks Craft transformation the team here at ALFAB recently got the chance to assist with. The original vessel was old, run-down and even had a rotting floor. After some much needed attention, our client ended up with a boat that looked like new. See the whole renovation process in our latest blog post.

Thinking about restoring a caravan?

Over the years, we have assisted many caravan, RV and camper trailer owners with major restorations as well as more minor installations. Recently, we worked with a client throughout the refurbishment process of a vintage caravan. Take a look at the final product in our latets blog post.

Bass Strait Boat Transformation

Take a look at these amazing before and after shots of a Bass Strait Boats Offshore 24 the team at ALFAB recently completed. The client came to us wanting to replace his windscreen with a wave breaker and wanted to put a 5 piece windscreen in its place. The final product speaks for itself.

Have you checked out our new online shop yet?

The team here at ALFAB is pleased to let you know that our new online shop is open and ready for business. Our shop is stocked with a huge range of parts and accessories for boats and other marine vessels old and new, as well as some automotive products.

Introducing Our Newest Innovation: Flush Glazed

Sleek, streamlined and the first of its kind, the team here at ALFAB is thrilled to share our newest innovation in marine windows and doors with you—Flush Glazed. We are excited to add this newly developed glazing system to our range which is suitable for new builds as well as retro-fitting or replacing old windows and doors.

Make the most of the Clear Skies with a Webasto BlueSky roof

Create the best possible atmosphere on board your boat with a sky roof installation. Here at ALFAB, we regularly assist our clients with deciding on the best option to improve their vessel based on their needs and budget. One of our top picks is Webasto’s BlueSky products for premium sky roof options.

How Can I Keep My Boat Cool & Improve Airflow?

With the warmer months well and truly upon us, you might have noticed how hot it can get inside your boat. If you want to create some extra airflow, there are many different ways to achieve increased ventilation and decrease the temperature inside your boat.

Different Materials For Marine Windows

These days, there’s a huge range of options available when it comes to the marine glass for boats and other vessels. To help you better understand the many variations of marine materials on the market, the specialists at ALFAB have created a simple summary outlining some of the popular options.

New Windscreen for Haines Boats Classic

With more than half a century of boat manufacturing experience, Haines Hunter has a reputation for creating reliable and stylish vessels including sports boats, fishing boats and vessels perfect for cruising with the family.

Simple Tips For Refreshing Your Boat

Have you been considering giving your boat a much needed makeover? Save yourself some time and money by opting for a few minor adjustments that will make a huge difference to the look, feel and functionality of your vessel.

Polished Stainless Steel Isn’t Your Only Option Anymore!

With so many benefits over a stainless steel finish, Ceracoat is a highly efficient, cost-effective & long-lasting protective coating that can stand up to the elements. Constant cleaning, waxing & polishing your hardware, hinges, button heads & handles will soon be a thing of the past. LEARN MORE

Automated Vertical Glass Solutions

Depending on how much space you have available, you may consider installing automated vertical glass solutions to separate rooms, to give easier access to the deck or simply to bring yourself closer to the marine environment you enjoy so much. Read more about automated vertical glass solutions.

Introducing Assegai 51 High-End Game Fishing Boat

We are honoured to have worked with the Assegai development team spearheaded by Barry Martin and are excited to be involved with the recent launch of the Assegai 51. The high-end game fishing boats are constructed with a dedicated team of craftsman to develop such perfection.

Marine Innovations: Riviera’s New Advanced Deflector Screen

At the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show, the largest recreational boat show in the Southern Hemisphere that hosts nearly 1,000 boats per year, the team at Alfab were pleased to observe the newly unveiled, highly technical and advanced deflector screen found on the new cross-purpose Riviera 39-foot Open Flybridge.

3 Ways to Prepare for a Custom Metal Fabrication Project

Whether you’re looking for a marine accessory, window frame or a sliding door, you need to be sure that you clearly communicate the specifics of your project. Let’s take a look at three ways that you can prepare for a custom metal fabrication project to ensure you achieve the results you want.

Alfab Australia – Authorised Webasto Marine Sunroof Dealer

Since 1955 Alfab has been privileged to work with industry leading boat manufacturers who constantly motivate our team of marine glaziers and fabricators to realise their truly cutting-edge designs by pushing the boundaries of the craft and current technology.

Cruise Craft F360 Centre Consoles

Centre console boats are currently all the rage for boaties who enjoy recreational fishing and diving from their vessel – and for a good reason. If you are on the market for a quality and feature-rich fishing boat, you should definitely consider an F360. Keep reading to find out more!

Switchable Glass: What Is It And How Can I Get It?

From boardrooms to bathrooms, switchable glass, or ‘privacy glass’, is a modern alternative to blinds or curtains that can be used in a variety of applications. At Alfab, we’ve seen switchable glass utilised for boat windows as well as in bathrooms, entertaining areas and on partitions. Read today’s article to learn more about this impressive technology.

Announcing the New Maritimo X60 Motor Yacht

Alfab’s team of glaziers and craftsmen are excited to announce the success of the recently launched, Maritimo X60 Motor Yacht.

For the past two years, we have been working diligently with the innovative vessel designers and builders at Maritimo in order to achieve their desired outcome in a stunning piece of modern marine design and ingenuity.

Boat Review: Haines Signature 788SF Centre Console

It is well established that centre console vessels have the deck space, features and handling to suit almost any ocean explorer. In recent months we have seen a substantial spike in the release of these models, such as the newly released Haines Signature 788SF. Today we take a look at the overall design, included features and marine windscreen of this impressive new vessel.

Boat Window Replacement: 3 Things You Need to Consider

Boat maintenance is a full-time job with some element of your boat almost always needing attention. When it comes to boat windows and windscreens, this is especially true as you need to ensure that they are kept in great condition to avoid potential safety risks. We discuss at three key things you need to consider when the time comes to replace your boat windows.

Why It’s Important to Maintain the Sealant Around Your Boat Windows

Boat maintenance goes much further than just keeping the deck clean, your ropes tidy and sails properly bagged.
There are many intricate elements of your boat that are susceptible to damage and as a boat owner, you need to ensure you stay on top of them. Boats are exposed to a range of conditions as they endure everything nature can throw at them. Keeping water out of your boat is perhaps one of the most essential things to protect your vessel and keep it afloat.

How to Maintain and Care for Your Caravan Windows

When selecting new boat windows or a new windscreen, it’s important to consider all of your available options to find the best fit for your vessel. Most marine window suppliers provide a range of products made from a variety of materials, each with different features, applications and advantages.

Marine Window Materials: What Are Your Options?

When selecting new boat windows or a new windscreen, it’s important to consider all of your available options to find the best fit for your vessel. Most marine window suppliers provide a range of products made from a variety of materials, each with different features, applications and advantages.


Boat Window Replacement: Everything You Need To Know

Owning a boat is a big commitment, it takes a lot of work to maintain a vessel of any size and there are many elements that need regular attention. Whether you’re just performing routine maintenance or you’re getting ready for the sailing season, maintaining or replacing your boat windows is a crucial step in ensuring a safe and enjoyable time on the water. If your boat windows are damaged, scratched or otherwise not clear, they can impede your view which could cause an accident.