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Virgin Mojito sailboat in flax fibers: a series in perspective

Building a more environmentally friendly boat production is the project initiated by Denis Bourbigot, CEO of IDB Marine, Christophe Baley from Université Bretagne Sud and Erwan Grossmann, the biocomposite specialist at Kaïros Sailing.

Virgin Mojito sailboat in flax fibers: a series in perspective
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“Virgin Mojito”, the very first boat production made of linen fiber, natural and resistant (Source: IDB Marine)

Challenge taken up hands down with “Virgin Mojito”, the very first boat production made of linen fiber, natural and resistant.

The sandwich core, usually made of PVC foam, has been replaced by balsa in the bottoms and, for the sides, by a foam made of recycled PET (used for soda bottles).

Key benefits:

  • Controlled environmental footprint
  • Flax reinforcements
  • Compromise between mechanical properties and optimized costs
  • Easier mechanical assembly
  • Weight reduction
     
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