Composite materials

Strong performance – Light materials

We specialize in the design and manufacture of components in all-composite materials. These deliver high-strength, very low structural weight vessels.

This low structural weight presents several benefits including a high payload fraction, reduced displacement, power requirements and up to 20-30% lowered fuel consumption than aluminium vessels.

Non-corrosive composite materials are non-toxic to the environment and can be recycled into concrete. Composite hull materials and components greatly reduce lifecycle costs and increase vessel’s lifetime, adding to vessels’ sustainability.

Composite pressure vessels offer 40% weight reduction compared to equivalent steel vessels. The inherent buoyancy of composite vessels ensures low damage susceptibility compared to equivalent steel or aluminium vessels. Designed according to “leek before burst” principle, composite vessels offer enhanced safety, as they have a higher burst pressure capacity.