Carbon fiber is increasingly at the center of attention because in recent years, through study and research programs, it has continually seen a great increase in its strength and lightness and in the face of these peculiarities many sectors that have used it for years constantly follow the development of this material. Also the construction techniques of this alloy, starting from the mold models to the lamination to the structural gluing and others, are in full evolution with whole production cycles that in a short time can undergo significant improvement effects. Attentive to these problems, surely it is the high-performance boating sector that for years has been using carbon fiber composites to make more and more light and robust hulls, all to the advantage of speed and navigation reliability. Every year Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing start a new high-performance boat project, collecting all the developments and experience accumulated on the previous models, always trying to bring improvement elements like in the most prestigious Formula 1 car teams.
After his celebrated and successful sailing yacht Maltese Falcon (88 m) Perini Navi after 13 years is preparing to build a new yacht that uses a DynaRig rig.Let us remember a revolutionary armo because once the sails are explained, the thrust of the boat is propelled by rotating the trees.For the first time the maneuvers are performed not by acting on the sails but on the mast.This was made possible through a complex electric / hydraulic system consisting of motors, sensors, automatic winches and more, all controlled by a complicated on-board computer that automatically processes all the navigation parameters and plans the maneuvers through the rotation of the shafts and is possible so that even a single person can manage the navigation of the entire boat.This rig was conceived in the late 1960s developed in Germany by engineer Wilhelm Prolls who never had the chance to verify his practical construction.This technology was then renamed Falcon by an American investor who bought the patent rights from the German government. Continua a leggere “Falcon Rig 92 m the new Perini Navi sailing superyacht”→
Perhaps not all sailing enthusiasts know that the first Swan 48 was designed by one of the most famous naval architecture and yacht studios of all time, the American studio Sparkman & Stephens in New York where the technicians and designers were the Olin brothers and Rod Stephens while Sparkman was a good sailor, a prominent broker and a marine insurance man. Continua a leggere “Swan 48 the third 48 feet by Nautor”→
By now it is clear to all those who want to build a high performance boat both sailing and engines must necessarily turn to a shipyard specialized in the most recent construction techniques of advanced composite carbon materials.These lightweight, versatile and sturdy composites over the years as knowledge deepens, have become the ideal materials for fast hull construction. Continua a leggere “BALTIC 67 THE CRUISER SEMI-CUSTOM OF BALTIC YACHTS”→