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Antares III, a 30m composite sloop, has come out on top at the prestigious International Superyacht Society Awards, having been named Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40m category.
SP-High Modulus, the Marine business of Gurit, provided the composite structural engineering solution for the Dixon-designed superyacht, which was built by Yachting Developments.
Antares III was engineered to meet stringent Germanischer Lloyd and MCA classification requirements. Due to the use of composites, she weighs 25-30% less than an aluminium equivalent, with no compromise in strength and stiffness properties. The hull was specified to be an epoxy post-cured sandwich laminate, using an E-glass/carbon/aramid combination skin over a foam core.
SP-High Modulus engineers worked closely with the designer and the yard to enable the challenging build schedule, which allowed just 400 days from start to launch, to be met.