Engineering

New design concepts, new materials and cutting-edge engineering have been applied to achieve performance, strength and quality. Industrial techniques borrowed from aerospace and automotive areas lead to better engineering, better functionalities and controllable, repetitive and reliable quality of structural parts and systems. At the same time, the owner gets an attractive package and a high degree of customisation. The key concepts behind the design and engineering choices are simplicity, reliability and easy/low maintenance of the yacht. In this area, we have feedback from thousands of yachts built to our designs over the past 20 years.

Finite element (FE) calculation methods were used to study stress areas and optimise fibre orientation, laminate weights and structures using high security factors, much larger than those used for Open 60 or Volvo boats.

Computational Fluid Hydrodynamics (CFD) allowed the optimisation of the flow along the hull and around appendices, to find the best configuration of drag, lift, stability and control. The hulls are not designed to any rule but more to be clean and balanced, fast, seakindly and forgiving under all conditions.

All 3D-design, to automotive or aerospace standard, enables perfect geometry definition and control and a parallel development process using the expertise and experience of numerous design/engineering groups worldwide at the same time.