THE BACKBONE OF A FIRST CLASS BAVARIA YACHT.
Our lamination halls ensure an unprecedented, quality-assured and rationalized production of hulls and decks. All moulds pass a standard production cycle. Air-conditioned lamination halls with permanent humidity and temperature control guarantee a consistent lamination process. Hardener volumes are automatically added by so-called applicators. Chopped strand mats cut for the specific order guarantee a lamination structure according to its specification. This provides the durability of the shapes, a steady curing and therefore the quality of the ship´s body.
After the gel coat has been applied, the outer layer of the laminate structure is put in as a conjunction of isophtalic acid resin and powder-bond chopped strand mats. This procedure ensures an effective water sealing as well as protecting against osmosis. The laminate strength of the construction requirements is partially doubled by overlapping in the keel area. Above waterline and in the deck a sandwich laminated with PVC-foam core is used.
The foam stability and the right material features are confirmed by independent certification agencies. The foam core provides the insulation and reinforcement of hull and deck.
Besides conventional glass mats, there is also a so-called multi-axial roving fabric which is used in the lamination, too. In order to minimise collision damages, for example by flotsam, endangered areas in the bow are protected by aramid fabric with impact strength.
The moulds with their laminated decks and hulls are transported into the tempering hall for curing. Floor timber and stringers are basically glassed-in at BAVARIA.
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