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Superstructure and mast in composites

VABO Composites has signed a beautiful and exciting contract with the Dutch high-end yacht builder Royal Van Lent. The project includes building in composites a more than 800 m2 superstructure and mast. The decision to build the topside of the yacht using this high-tech material is intentional in order to save weight. The VABO-team will…
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TU Delft Solar Boat

Written by solar team Delft In the summer of 2018  28 enthusiastic and ambitious students of the Solar Boat Team of the TU Delft (Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands) started to design a boat that sails only on solar energy. The team has two goals for summer 2019: win the Monaco Solar &…
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Solar Boat Twente

Written by solar team Twente For team structural of Solar Boat Twente, Monday 7 January was an exciting day. The workshop of our team was moved from the Marssteden in Enschede to a temporary home in the Noordoostpolder. For six weeks, the structural team of Solar Boat Twente worked, alternated by teammates from Enschede at…
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2018 is almost over and within a few days a well-deserved Christmas break starts for the VABO Team. This is the moment to look back with pride at the projects we have accomplished this year. We saw a growing interest in the ACCEDOO doors and hatches which we presented at the SMM and Mets. Besides…
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Successfully passed the fire tests

VABO Composites has successfully passed the fire tests of the improved ACCEDOO toggle door. The door is tested from inside and outside up to 30 minutes (FRD30 similar as the B30 variant). Now the toggle door and escape hatches are covered! Within a few months we will start with our first 60 minutes tests. More…
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ACCEDOO revealed their new designed ship door

ACCEDOO (,  known from their lightweight composite ship doors and hatches, applied on commercial vessels, navy ships and superyachts; presents their newest composite ship door at the SMM in Hamburg. A development where design and mechanics go hand in hand. The mechanics for the locking are concealed in the door leaf without jeopardising the benefits…
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This year VABO Composites will present the ACCEDOO products again on the Mets in Amsterdam (booth 11.115). Of course we like to welcome you to see our products.
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Jet again, an engine room door, escape hatch and a transom door have been delivered to South Africa. These are certified watertight and fire resistant up to to 30 minutes (FRD 30). The composite doors have a perfect acoustic damping without an increase of the weight. The extensive testing and investments are paying off! At…
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Masterclass “compositeboost”

More and more attention for composites, as Arnold Vaandrager was invited to speak at a masterclass of two days in Gent. The theme of the masterclass was mechanical testing and non-destructive testing. By the using real examples, Arnold told about realizing a high-end constructive element in a short period of time without having years of…
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