[ AEOLOS P30 ]
VERY LIGHT AND EXTREMELY STRONG
Designed to be strong
The reason why the boat is strong AND light is the structure. It has am unbreakable keel strongback and a double frame for the shrouds and jib bearing track which supports the keel box. The keel box is supported at the front by a large forward stringer and at the back by a bulkhead and 2 stringers. In case of ground contact, the forces are much lower than with a conventional construction due to the high keel fin head. The forces will be perfectly transferred into the ship. Of course the laminate in the keel area is solid. The bulb and fin are connected with continuous carbon fiber and massive reinforcement in the stress areas.
The space between the two stringers from keel to the transom is a perfect sail storage.
With Solico in the Netherlands we have a very experienced and innovative partner. They have done some crazy projects with composite materials and are on the same "wavelength". We developed a new production method for the keel without interruption the fibres on the whole structure, from top to bulb, also in the transition from fin to bulb. Our aim is to prevent the loss of the keel or bulb even under extreme conditions.
The boat comply with the World Sailing/ISAF OSR (Offshore Sailing Regulations), ISO 12215 Category A in double hand modus. Thats means tough offshore sailing is possible. We provide written statements signed by the designer and builder confirming that they have respectively designed and built the boat in accordance with the ISO standard.
We also analysed all critical parts, more than we have to do because of the certification. Based on their structural analyses, Solico has done detailed laminate plans. We are pleased to have some good sailing engineers working at solico.
HIGH PRODUCTION STANDARDS
The hull of the AEOLOS P30 is manufactured at NOVA COMPOSITES in Dubai in Carbon Prepregs to very high quality standards. NOTUS Composites, our prepreg supplier has done a lot of testing to find the best process to bond the foam with the carbon. All prepregs will be produced specially optimized for the laminate plans done by solico. We defined a quality process similar to Aerospace standards:
At every prepreg layup and curing process a sample material piece will be produced with the identical materials and resins für testing. Every step will be recorded with photos and signed bei the Nova Quality Manager and the Aeolos Project Manager. The painting follow the ICOMIA Technical Guideline for SY Coatings „Minimum Acceptable Finish and Appearance for Super Yacht Gloss Coatings Edition 1 March 2011“.
Our quality standards:
Classed as a racing boat, OSR Class B rules to be followed.
World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 2019 Category 2 (check here >>).
For design and design pressures, ISO 12215-5, Design category A rules will be followed, means update to Class A is simple.
ISO 12215-1 Laminate and adhesive material properties 2000
ISO 12215-2 Core material properties 2002-
ISO 12215-5 Design pressures, stresses, scantlings 2019
ISO 12215-8 Rudders 2012
ISO 12215-9 Appendages 2012
ISO 12215-10 Rig loads and rig attachments 2020
EC Certification KAT A/B, SWISS LLOYD
EN ISP 12212-2 Stability
EN ISO 11812 water pump out, waterproofness
EN ISO 12216 Windows, doors, openings
EN ISO 14945, 14946 badge, payloads
EN ISO 20240 skipper manual
- structural engineering: http://www.solico.nl
- certification: http://www.i-yacht.de/
- Hull production: https://novacomposites.com/
- Prepregs: https://www.notuscomposites.com