Advanced composite materials revolutionized the way racing boats are built and have been an integral part of high-performance yacht racing for decades. Demonstrating their superior characteristics even in the most demanding conditions, the materials today are being widely used in the superyacht and yacht building area, too.
The lightweight and modern material provides the basis for top performance cruising as well as for top-notch offshore and inshore racing capabilities. The high performance materials achieve excellent structural properties while saving weight and without obstructing the interior or compromising on comfort and luxury. The versatility of the material enables a higher level of design freedom than other materials, constantly pushing the boundaries and raising the bar of what is achievable, resulting in a number of “firsts” in construction and build.
The best yacht designers and builders in the industry rely on Gurit structural engineering services and advanced composite materials because of the extensive experience of the company. The numbers alone are strong: dozens of winning yachts and line honours winners were designed and built based on Gurit`s engineering capabilities and material range. With a heritage of more than 30 years, a passionate team including successful sailors with a deep understanding of the diverse needs from the designer to the builder and the future owner, the finest composite materials available are designed to meet and exceed what is necessary to ensure an outstanding result.
Gurit also strives to foster dialogue within the marine industry and the larger sailing community. Sponsorships such as The Foiling Week Forum, Yacht Racing Forum and the 2018 Dragon Gold Cup are meant to provide a platform for sailors, designers, builders and industry leaders to exchange ideas and shape the future together.