Boat Construction Materials

  • Fibreglass (GRP)

    CONSTRUCTION

    This covers Glass-Reinforced Polyester (GRP, sometimes referred to as FRP – Fibre-Reinforced Plastic), Vinylester and Epoxy resins.

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  • Timber

    CONSTRUCTION

    Yachts can be built with carvel, lapstrake, clinker or strip planking, on sawn, grown or bent timbers, in the many species of boat-building timber and plywood.

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  • Steel

    CONSTRUCTION

    Welded mild-steel or higher-grade Cor-Ten plate on a hard-chine hull is the most common in the UK.

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  • Aluminium

    CONSTRUCTION TYPE

    Welded aluminium alloy is usually found in performance craft, but is being increasingly used for cruisers, or superstructures on larger steel yachts. It is more readily shaped than steel, and is widely used for deck-fittings, masts and spars.

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  • Composite

    CONSTRUCTION TYPE

    Composites are usually combinations of wood and epoxy or epoxy-glass, carbon fibre, Kevlar, or even ply sheathed with glass and polyester resins.

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  • Ferro-Cement

    CONSTRUCTION TYPE

    Ferro cement is a mortar of special cement and sand applied over an armature of steel rods and wire mesh.

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Contact

Call 01929 480064 or email Anthony Byrde to discuss your own requirements further