Luxury Yacht – Composite Mast

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Project Description

The mass of luxury yachts is critical and hence all mass savings must be investigated. One of the options is to investigate the mass savings when the canopy and mast will be manufactured from composite material instead of aluminium. For a key player in the luxury yacht industry ALE performed a study to provide the estimated composite masses for a canopy and mast which fulfill the strength and stiffness requirements provided by Lloyd’s. Vibration frequency extraction was also performed. The estimated weight reduction was estimated at 5% for the canopy and 9% for the canopy.