The use of Torayca® Carbon Fibers contributes to progress made in shipbuilding . Racing and recreational yachts, sailboats, catamarans, ferries, and other types of boats benefit from our products’ advantages, including weight reduction that is crucial to a ship’s stability, speed, and fuel efficiency.
Vessels are exposed to harsh conditions at sea that put materials to the test. Compared to traditional materials (polyester/glass or metals), Torayca® Carbon Fibers offer:
Carbon fiber allows ships to make gains in speed and stability. Resistance to ageing, impact, corrosion, and mechanical fatigue significantly improves a vessel’s safety and durability.
Our carbon fiber T700S is a benchmark for shipbuilding. Compatible with all three common types of resins (epoxy, vinylester and polyester), it is particularly used to produce hulls, masts, decks, structures and interior design elements.
In Ocean Racing, every gramme counts. The lighter the boat, the faster one can sail. As in Formula 1, to beat the competition, you need the best technology. Our top-of-the-range Torayca® Carbon Fibers are indispensable for designers.
Setting a speed record is not all that matters in ocean racing; the safety of the crew is also at stake. The reliability of Torayca® Carbon Fibers is also crucial to bringing the sailors back to port.
Torayca ® carbon fiber composite materials have been used in boatbuilding for many years. Their reliability and durability have a long-proven track record. Torayca® Carbon Fibers offer designers a wide range of possibilities when designing decks, hulls and interiors.
From an environmental viewpoint, weight reduction reduces a vessel’s energy consumption and, consequently, its CO2 emissions.
The use of composite materials also cuts the operating costs of a ship, as their high durability reduces the cost of maintenance. Energy consumption is also optimised due to the low density of carbon fiber composite materials.
Our carbon fibers and composite materials are controlled products. Exporting these products outside the European Union requires an export license issued by your country’s relevant authorities. Your products manufactured using our carbon fibers and composites may also be subject to export control regulations.