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SP Engineered Antares III Named Best Sailing Superyacht 24-40m

07 November 2012

Antares III, a 30m composite sloop, has come out on top at the prestigious International Superyacht Society Awards, held during Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, having been named Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40m category.

SP-High Modulus 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, SP explains 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 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.