Advanced Commercial Aluminum Catamaran

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  1. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    RNLI Shannon class, 1st production boat delivered 2014, waterline 11.6m, displacement 18 tonnes (maximum)​ http://rnli.org/aboutus/lifeboatsandstations/lifeboats/Pages/shannon.aspx
    The hull is a foam sandwich construction comprising typically four outer and one inner 1,200g/m2 quadriaxial glass skins separated by a 70mm thick Coracell P grade foam core. Variations and additional reinforcements are included locally where required. http://www.maritimejournal.com/news...aunch/rnlis-latest-lifeboat-ready-for-service
     
  2. hump101
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    hump101 Senior Member

    The RNLI has been using foam cores in the hulls since the Trent class in the 90's, but I notice on their web site tech specs (David's link above) for the Shannon, Tamar, and Severn they are using single skin below the chine, which I wasn't aware of.
     

  3. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    We built the Severn Class at my previous yard...hence my comment.
     
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