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Basalt mats were used to insulate the ice class expedition yacht

The Black Sea Yachts Shipyard located in the city of Nikolayev (Ukraine) launched 30-meter aluminum yacht BSY 98, designed for long-term autonomous travel. She has already made a voyage to Istanbul (Turkey) to be delivered to her owner.

Sea beauty is able to cover 5000 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 10 knots without refueling. The vessel is equipped with Schottel thrusters, effective in maneuvering the vessel in rough conditions and at any capacity of the wind; with the unique power system, providing automatic battery charging from the diesel generator; with marine stabilizer system; with special trash compactor that can help store wastes during long passages etc.

“This yacht was designed and built to make a voyage to the Antarctic Sea ice, to look into the eyes of Easter Island’s stone idols, to enjoy a vivid carnival in Rio de Janeiro”, poetically expressed Alexander Sagaidak, the General Director of the Black Sea Yachts Shipyard.

Special attention was paid to the insulation: floating floors, basalt mats, antivibration Bellotti sandwich panels were used. Modern marine vessels are increasingly often constructed using composite materials and basalt fiber. According to the Research and Markets, the driving force behind the market growth is new developments in the field of composite technologies and the demand for sailboats and yachts.

The introduction of polymer composite materials in civilian and military shipbuilding has become the key priority of the industry development in Russia: St. Petersburg is planning to set up the Centre of Competence to deal with the introduction of composites in shipbuilding.

We have already informed that the yacht, made of basalt composite, double-crossed the Atlantic Ocean, proving the excellent properties of a basalt fiber composite material.

 

 

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