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Read all about our latest projects! Smart composite solutions and interesting news.

  • Case
    The propeller of the future; The Greenprop composite propeller

    The propeller of the future; The Greenprop composite propeller

    Read all about this interesting study in this interview with Eric van Uden.

    Customer:TU Delft, Royal Dutch Navy

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  • Composite engineering for the rig of S/Y Aquarius

    Composite engineering for the rig of S/Y Aquarius

    At the end of 2019, the Royal Huisman shipyard was once again singled out for an award. Sailing yacht Aquarius won two prizes during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. One in the category 'Sailing yacht longer than 40 metres' and one in the category 'Best interior'. We’d like to congratulate the builder Royal Huisman for this great achievement!

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  • All-in-one helideck and swimming pool floor

    All-in-one helideck and swimming pool floor

    Swimming pools on-board of yachts often take up valuable outdoor deck space. For this reason, Solico developed a dual function moveable swimming pool floor and helideck all-in-one. Since that time, we have engineered eight similar  floors for other yachts. 

    Customer: Various

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  • Wajer 37 a timeless beauty

    Wajer 37 a timeless beauty

    Voted Boat of the Year in 2006, the Wajer 37 should not be left out of our portfolio. This blast from the past is still on our list of projects which we are proud of. Solico is responsible for the composite engineering from head to toe of this timeless beauty. It contains a smart, lightweight construction that can be built efficiently. 

    Customer: Wajer

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  • Solico engineered the bowsprit for superyacht Polina Star IV

    Solico engineered the bowsprit for superyacht Polina Star IV

    Solico engineered the bowsprit for superyacht Polina Star IV. The A-frame is fabricated in epoxy and is used primarily to set the Code-0 or gennaker.

    Customer: 2MV and Contest Yachts

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  • Roughneck carbon 1010

    Roughneck carbon 1010

    This stylish 10 meter RIB is very seaworthy, even at high speeds. This is partly due to the double-stepped hull. Solico is proud to have performed the composite engineering of hull-, deck-, transom and internals of this bold rib on behalf of Roughneck.

    Customer: Roughneck

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  • Booms for sailing yachts

    Booms for sailing yachts

    Booms for sailing yachts are a challenge for every engineer. The booms are typically designed to withstand gigantic loads - Rondal, Royal Huisman.

    Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

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  • Solico engineered composite radar masts for multiple super yachts

    Solico engineered composite radar masts for multiple super yachts

    Solico engineered the composite radar masts for multiple super yachts. Light weight and radar transparency are the key benefits of composite materials in these structures.

    Customer:
    2MV composites, Rondal, Royal Huisman

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  • Search & Rescue Lifeboat

    Search & Rescue Lifeboat

    Solico engineered a full glass fibre composite wheelhouse for the new KNRM Search & Rescue lifeboat SAR NH1816.

    Customer: Damen Shipyards

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  • Booms for sailing yachts.

    Booms for sailing yachts.

    Booms for sailing yachts are a challenge for every engineer. The booms are typically designed to withstand gigantic loads. From afar, it seems that these booms have an easy job of sustaining such strains. The use of composite material combined with the correct designs and calculations offer an elegant solution here. 

    Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

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  • Yachts

    Yachts

    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

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  • Waterbus composite ferry

    Waterbus composite ferry

    Solico engineered the complete structure of the Damen Waterbus composite ferry, consisting of hulls, deck and superstructure. 

    Customer: Damen Shipyards

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  • Superstructures for yachts

    Superstructures for yachts

    Increased weight combined with stability requirements demands lightweight superstructures. 

    Customer: Royal Huisman, 2MV composites

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Doenan Mager

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Doenan Mager