In order to make the small RHIB 2000 go even faster and withstand even higher loads, the hulls were redesigned by Solico. After construction of the new hulls the weight savings became crystal clear!

Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

RHIB2000: weight savings achieved thanks to composite engineering

Why are composites used here?

Lightweight
Experience shows that the use of composites can realise a weight saving of 20% to 400%.  The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 kg/L compared to 2.7 to 7.8 kg/L for aluminium and steel.

High strength
In general, fibre reinforced plastics outperform most metals (e.g. steel and aluminium) in strength. Both in absolute numbers as well as in weight tot strength ratio.


ALL BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE

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