The next technological advance has arrived
Carbon fibre composites have set a new standard in the strength, lightness and speed of modern vessels. Just as iron replaced wood, steel replaced iron and aluminium replaced steel, carbon fibre’s benefits make it the natural next step in the evolution of shipbuilding.
Lighter and stronger
Carbon fibre reduces weight by 30% compared to aluminium vessels while increasing structural stability. This lightness provides a host of advantages such as being able to build bigger without extra fuel costs, enhanced stability and safety, reduced environmental impact in both fuel consumption and the production process and greater potential speed.
Vessels constructed from carbon fibre composites have an exceptional lifespan as the material is extremely hard and durable while being invulnerable to rust and corrosion. Our sandwich construction technique contributes to this robustness as it distributes stresses over a large area while localising damage to prevent structural compromise.
A lower life cycle cost
Being lighter means you have greater cargo/passenger capacity and cruising speed so you can do more in less time. Reduced weight also reduces running costs by decreasing fuel consumption 20% compared to aluminium. Little maintenance is required and in most cases you can quickly make repairs to the hull yourself.
Carbon fibre’s durability gives it a long lifespan and greater second hand value than metal boats. So business is improved both in terms of day-to-day performance and overall life cycle costs.
Use our cost calculator to see how a CarboCAT carbon fibre vessel could affect your economy.