The Canadians have developed death proof canoes from basalt composite

Nova Craft, the Canadian boat’s builder company from Ontario has developed and tested a composite canoe made from basalt fabric and a specialized plastic.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

A new super resilient material got the name TuffStuff and videos about this material testing went viral. To present the novelty as a sturdy and death proof stuff, the company president Tim Miller is beating the bottom of the boat with a sledgehammer, standing and bouncing atop it, and finally dropping it off the top of a 100 foot building, all of which amounts to little damage.

But it was not enough for the experimenters. Tougher testing conditions made them wrap the canoe around a boulder in whitewater. Although visibly damaged after the testing, it was still seaworthy.

A new canoe line is designed for tourists and members of expeditions, the weight of this canoe is about 20% lighter than the American counterpart Royalex. However, such a robust companion isn’t cheap, the price starts from $ 2,500

Industries: Marine Transportation and Shipbuilding

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