RS Electric Boat (sister company of RS Sailing) launched the Pulse58 in January 2020. "Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of 2 years of development and is ground-breaking as the first ever production RIB with a fully integral electric drive." "Pulse58’s sustainable [...]
Famous skiff designer Chris Morejohn is making a new boat using basalt volcanic rock fiber fabrics. Chris has reported that he first made similar size panels of Fiberglass, Kevlar, Carbon and Basalt fibers to test. Smashing with a hammer each panel was easily [...]
We are delighted to see that the use of basalt volcanic rock composite fiber has been included in the construction specifications of the 36th America's Cup AC75 Class Yacht. The AC75 Class Yacht is a 75 foot high performance monohull that will "permit technological development [...]
LOOP 650: A sustainable cradle-to-cradle composite sailing boat built with Filava™ basalt fiber has been nominated for a JEC Innovation Award. Recognizing innovations in the composite industry. GS4C Sustainable Solutions is building a 100% recyclable sailing yacht, designed to race in the 2019 Mini-Transat, a [...]
Basalt fabric used for the tool mold of a carbon fiber yacht's bow. A basalt fabric used as part of the tool mold for a carbon fiber yacht Basalt bi-axial fabric was used to make a tool mold for the nose cone of [...]
Volcanic fiber, scientifically more well-known as basalt fiber, is a revolutionary new material in the sailing world. Extra strength without excess weight, durability without toxicity, and a low environmental impact in the manufacturing process are all factors that make volcanic fiber the ideal material for [...]
Students at Florida Atlantic University use basalt mesh in their concrete canoe competition. Built like a rock but it floats!
First docks built with Basalt reinforcement.
Basalt in boats, fiberglass and carbon fiber replacement, catamaran