Carbon fiber 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 here an elegant solution. Solico has engineered multiple carbon fiber booms that are currently being used in various yachts and has as well assisted in the production details and designs of various projects. 

Rondal, Royal Huisman
High stiffness to weight ratio

The stiffness to weight ratio of a high modulus carbon fiber construction is typically 5 times higher than steel or aluminium.

High strength

In general, fiber reinforced plastics outperform metals (e.g. steel and aluminium) in strength.

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.

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