Maritime

Lightweight composite colossus from the Netherlands!

VABO Composites, based in the Netherlands, is your ideal partner in the field of marine focussed composites. Putting the utmost importance on quality and driven by passion, knowledge and innovation, the entire team is prepared for the increasingly complex customer questions typical to the industry. In the night of 8 to 9 October an  enormous…
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Product news

You may already be familiar with the Accedoo range of hatches: a versatile, lightweight, no-nonsense solution for on-board lockers and waterproof openings. For the purpose of an upcoming project, VABO Composites is leveraging this experience to deliver the Accedoo Flush Concealed Hinge (FCH) deck hatch. Soon at testing stage, this design answers all the requirements…
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Project under the microscope

After having delivered the first part of the superstructure, and the rest in an advanced stage in its moulds we can safely say we’re far past halfway with the project. After a FAT involving the customer yard and Lloyds the forward part of the Bridge Deck was succesfully transported over land from Emmeloord to Urk.…
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Dodger turned over

For a prestigious project currently in built at one of the renowned shipyards in the Netherlands, VABO Composites is supplying the superstructure canopy and dodger. VABO’s composite structure has secured key benefits for the client, providing significant weight savings over the metallic equivalent, as well as optimal strength and stiffness. Last week, the next step…
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Big superyacht contract for VABO Composites

  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (101)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (101)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (102)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (103)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (104)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (105)

We are looking back at a successful start of the production of one of the largest composite structures ever built in for a superyacht. The moulds are ready for production and we celebrated this moment with a ceremony of applying the first layer with the presence of the representatives of Royal van Lent and the owners team. By pressing the button they activated the robot! After the first layer we had a nice party together, we can’t wait to release the first parts from the moulds.

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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ACCEDOO revealed their new designed ship door

ACCEDOO (www.accedoo.com),  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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Accedoo

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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