Solico performed, in close cooperation with Contest Yachts, the structural design and analysis for the Contest 62 CS and 42 CS sailing yachts. Both yachts received a Lloyd's Register Design Approval. The Contest 42 CS won the European Yacht of the Year 2014 award in the category "Luxury Cruiser" after a complete structural redesign by Solico. 

Customer: Contest


Why are composites used here?

Freedom of geometry
Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.

Chemical/corrosion resistance
Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.


What is it that you do with composites currently? Do you need some help? We love to find solutions for challenging composite designs. Don't hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation consultation. Give us a call +31 162 46 22 80 or complete the contact form and we will contact you a.s.a.p.