Maritime

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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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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Saving time and reducing mistakes!

Our configurator for the doors and hatches is operational! The first projects fed by our ACCEDOO configurator are realized and successfully delivered to our customers. We upload the door- and hatch plan requirements into the configurator to generate review drawings, CNC files for milling and robot, workshop drawings and order lists for our suppliers. A…
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SMM 2018, Hamburg

This year VABO Composites presents the ACCEDOO doors and hatches at the SMM 2018 in Hamburg. We would like to invite you to visit our booth at the Holland Pavilion.
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Shipping of a masterpiece!

The composite canopy of 14 x 10 meters is shipped. First vertical by road and then by ship to our customers’ yard. A strong example of the shipping capabilities of Van Wieren Special Transport. Superlight and fully prepared for painting and installation of the equipment, the canopy arrived at the yard. We can’t wait to…
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