Superstructures for yachts

Weight problems in yacht building often occur near the end of the structural construction phase. The increased weight combined with stability requirements demands lightweight superstructures. Multiple superstructures have to date been designed by Solico.

Customer:
Royal Huisman, 2MV composites
Lightweight

The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

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.

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.

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