19 July 2011
19 July 2011
Lloyds Register approved VTM264 prepreg and complementary VTA260 adhesive film from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) have been used by Spanish boat builder Longitud Cero Composites to build two TP 52 yachts currently competing in the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit.
According to ACG, Longitud Cero built the hulls of the Botin Partners-designed TP 52 yachts using ACG’s VTM264 medium out life, intermediate viscosity prepreg and complementary VTA260 adhesive film, which are ideal for the marine industry and span multiple Volvo Ocean Races and America’s Cups.
John Howard, ACG Marine Market Sector Manager, said: “We are delighted that Longitud Cero chose ACG’s marine prepregs to fabricate the hulls of these outstanding yachts. Longitud Cero has years of experience in boat building and their expertise is reflected in their choice and application of ACG’s materials. We hope that this is the beginning of a long standing business relationship between ACG and Longitud Cero”. We also wish Quantum Racing and Synergy Russian Sailing Team every success as they progress through the Series in the remaining three venues in the Mediterranean.”
ACG said that after completing two of the five events in the Mediterranean-based Series, Quantum Racing was in 1st place and Synergy Russian Sailing Team was in 4th place.
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