19 April 2012
19 April 2012
SP-High Modulus has recently signed a contract to provide engineering services for what is due to be the largest private sailing yacht ever built.
According to SP, the 141 metre (463 feet) ‘Dream Symphony’ is a staysail schooner, which will blend classical styling with contemporary design. Dream Symphony will not only be the largest private sailing yacht ever constructed, but will also be of an all wood construction, incorporating some composite materials and steel in the design.
SP explain that the project is a collaboration between the builders Dream Ship Victory, Ken Freivokh Design and Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects. The yacht is currently in construction at new purpose-built facilities at the Dream Ship Victory yard in Turkey.
The engineering team from SP will be working with Dykstra & Partners initially on the finite element analysis (FEA) of the structure covering the global strength of the design. The FEA will incorporate the properties and scantling of the wood, composites and steel using the team’s knowledge and experience of composite engineering. Detailed engineering of the construction details for the wood structure will follow the FEA.
Graham Harvey, General Manager Engineered Structures said of the project, “We are delighted to be providing engineering services for this prestigious and unique project. For a project of this scale with epoxy cold moulded construction, our engineering experience in composite materials really helps when the structure utilises materials of very different properties”.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018.