Donzi Marine Finds Gel Coat Answer

The Challenge
Gel coat inconsistencies were consuming valuable time during daily production meetings and creating production nightmares for Donzi Marine, a leading manufacturer of high-performance boats. Specifically it was gel coat color variations from one batch to the next, a common problem in boat manufacturing, that was creating headaches for Donzi.

The Answer
A switch to HK Research’s HydroShield┬« Lite gel coat solved the problem. HK Research holds the tightest color specs in the industry, thanks to a fully-automated plant and a unique method of making gel coats. That kind of barrel-to-barrel consistency means fewer, if any, finish repairs.

The Outcome
For Donzi, it means one less thing to worry about in production meetings.

We used to spend a big portion of our daily production meeting wrestling with gel coat problems. Since we switched to HK Research gel coats, the topic rarely comes up.”

— Steve Simon, VP Operations, Donzi Marine

Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Steve Simon, Team Donzi’s Director of Racing. To view a tribute to his life and work, please click on the following link:


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