GRP Composite & Epoxied Solent Sunbeams
Look to the future
Solent Sunbeams have recently adopted a major modernisation aimed at maintaining the appeal of the yacht.
Wooden hulls may now be externally epoxy coated with the incorporation of a single layer of fibreglass woven scrim for extra strength and resistance to impact damage.
Haines are proud to have been part of the team included in developing a GRP Sunbeam that emulates the original wooden boats in every detail possible.
|The success of V61, Betty, the first GRP boat and her acceptance by the class competing on equal terms with the traditional wooden boats had led to commissioning of 3 further hulls which will be completed in 2011.|
The GRP boat is visually identical to those of a traditional wooden construction at approaching half today’s cost of a wood build with the advantages of low maintenance and buoyancy if the unthinkable should occur.