WOODEN BOATS TECHNICAL INFO
The advent of fibreglass saw first the decline and then almost the end of the use of wood, leaving the privilege of having a wooden boat built to a few enthusiasts.
The decline in the use of wood in boat building has meant a decline in the interest to further develop technological advances, which in other industrial sectors such as architecture are still being developed. For example, large constructions such as sports stadiums, industrial depots and warehouses, and prefabricated houses can be made entirely of wood.
Wooden Boats did not follow this trend, but with its experience in design and construction of craft in composites, was stimulated to go back to using wood.
Building a boat as easy to maintain as GRP and as elegance, flexible and versatility as wood is possible thanks to the use of the most advanced technologies in the boat building field. These technologies include the vacuum technique and the use of waterproof plywood combined with Kevlar and carbon. Furthermore, these construction methodologies allow for the realization of the hulls without the need of moulds, and to create small series or unique specimens. The owner is completely free to realize a boat according to need, both in terms of size and in terms of aesthetics.
The craft are also now finally available in small and medium sizes (maximum 60 foot). Everyone can have an as good as fully customized boat, with the added value of wood.
Wooden Boats’ technicians and designers offer a service that is an absolute novelty in the small craft and tenders for mega yachts field. Another important step forward!
THE RETURN OF WOOD
WB is a project based on the experience of Studio Arnaboldi in the research and development of technologies and production processes for boat building using waterproof plywood combined with carbon or Kevlar fibres.
Thus the most noble and authentic material for shipbuilding has been successfully reintegrated. Wood has always meant high maintenance and required specialized personnel, overlooking the important positive aspects such as environmental impact if scrapped, the durability of the material, the possibility of leaving it on view with a high visual impact, as well as a high intrinsic capacity to withstand extremes of heat and cold, plus the possibility of repairing it very easily.