After removing the metal structure supporting and handling canting keel, one-off molds of the new structures were handcrafted in which simulations of canting keel handling were performed. The new structures were made entirely of epoxy matrix carbon sandwich using a high vacuum technique and transported aboard the vessel for subsequent bonding. After the initial fitting, all additional carbon reinforcement structures were fabricated in place. The modified keel was then also installed in the carpentry part to accommodate the new handling system. Final tests performed on board demonstrated the significant reduction in weight, the increase in the maximum attainable keel pitch compared to the previous system, as well as the significant decrease in the volume of water taken on board inside the dinghy head handling tank.


Fabrication and installation of new nearly 5mt full carbon dolphin coaming and surface finishing. The fabrication of the dolphin boat was performed by handcrafting the necessary one-off mold including the precise tracing of the mating seat on the existing bow. All the various stages of the impregnation and post-curing processes of the artifacts were verified with the help of thermal imaging and log of the temperatures reached in order to ensure a high degree of product safety and quality.


Following the survey of spaces and geometries aboard the boat, the one-off mold was made with for the carbon boat access gangway having, a development of about 4.5 m in one piece. Now the gangway, during transfers, can easily be placed aft of the rudder wheels and be used as comfortable seating for helmsmen and crew.