Weight monitoring

ALE Delft is specialised in the weight monitoring of superyacht. Using weight monitoring during the build, conitneous feedback regarding the weight calculation is given to secure and improve the weight calculation from the engineering phase up to delivery.

Prediction of the final outcome and adjusting this outcome with newly acquired (weighing) data is a helpfull tool in preparation of technical launches, inclining tests and other weight related matters. ALE has years of experience with superyachts ranging from 45 up to 120 meters length and supported yards with challenging projects like high speed lightweight aluminum yachts or VCG critical displacement yachts. Detecting critical weight and center of gravity related issues in a prematurely phase of the build lead to a cost efficient measures and the prevention of surprises afterwards.

Using an inhouse built tool for integrating the registration of items going aboard, weight monitoring provide efficiency and confidence to the yard.

Weight calculation

Having a proper weight calculation is essential for meeting the contract terms. As modern yacht are often unique pieces of craftmanship and technology, reference data is becoming less accurate and a project specific approach is required to improve the accuracy during the engineering phase. ALE Delft is specialised in taking the initial weight calculation to a higher level, making sure the weight calculation is up to date and matching the reality. Having experience with chasing supplier weights and reducing noise by having a great attention for detail is essential for a correct weight calculation. With the experience, external second opinions increase the confidence in a calculation matching the reality. Weight monitoring can be integrated to further improve the weight calculations’ accuracy.

Weight optimization

Constructing a yacht at its limit according to weight and center of gravity, saving and shifting weight becomes more and more essential. ALE Delft has experience  with reducing the weight in all phases of the build. Examples like lightweight interiors, optimised foundations (analysed for strength, stifness and vibrations by FEA) and composite masts are showcases of previous weight saving options integrated in yachts. Performing a feasibility study on integrated deck structures are challenging steps to further increase the level of building. Having experience with the widest range of unique superyachts built by renowned yards in the Netherlands, consulting the yard with technichal expertise is one of the possibilities.