Groco Marine Hardware Expand BSPP thread range for UK market

Poole, UK – Groco the USA based manufacturer of high-quality solid bronze marine hardware will be showing an expanded range of BSPP thread seacocks, inline ball valves, raw water strainers and thru-hull fittings for the first time in the UK at the Southampton International Boat Show on stand J295 from the 15th to 22nd September 2023.

The Groco brand only supply solid bronze and stainless-steel marine hardware which is far more resistant to corrosion caused by dezincification associated with brass or DZR fittings. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, which is known for its strength, corrosion resistance, and durability and is the traditional choice for marine applications due to its favourable properties. ‘Bronze’ is more corrosion resistant than ‘DZR Bronze’ which is a type of brass alloy that contains additives to help prevent corrosion, solid bronze will maintain its corrosion resistance in saltwater environments for far longer as it is naturally corrosion-resistant due to the presence of copper and tin in the alloy.

Groco have added some key features as standard into their seacock and inline ball valve range to further lengthen their lifespan and improve ease of maintenance:

  • 1-1/4″ sizes and larger include grease zerk for lubrication and/or draining meaning you can easily grease the seacock or inline ball valve without needing to remove it.
  • A bonding attachment enables easy earthing of the valve, minimising electrolytic corrosion.
  • Manufactured with either solid stainless-steel balls or chrome plated solid brass balls that are not a hollow ball, improving longevity.
  • Handles are manufactured from extremely durable stainless steel and are reversable enabling opening in either direction, this not only helps fit your seacock in a tight space but also allow you to exercise (open/close) it easily.

The complete range will be available to view and Marine Components International, the exclusive European distributor for Groco. will have their expert technical advice team on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Visit us on stand J295 anytime during the show or contact David Ellis Sales and Marketing Manager for Marine Components International to arrange an appointment if preferred.

David Ellis – [email protected] or +44 (0)7805 793706