Marlow-Norsemen has developed proprietary resin-infusion technology for the manufacture of its Marlow Yachts.
Marlow-Norsemen has developed proprietary resin-infusion technology for the manufacture of its Marlow Yachts. The key to the new Full Stack Infusion process, which can be used to build a complete hull or fiberglass components, is the elimination of weaker secondary bonds, according to the builder. The entire structure — from outer skin coat, through coring to the inner skin — can be infused in one shot, rather than laminating over a cured surface. Marlow says the majority of failures in fiberglass products are due to difficulties and contamination from the secondary lamination process.
Full Stack Infusion also saves weight, to the tune of around 2,000 pounds in an average Marlow yacht, the builder says. Marlow Explorer yachts range from 53 to 86 feet — the flagship Explorer 86 Cockpit Motor Yacht debuts early next year — and the company also builds a 37-footer and a yacht tender.
Marlow-Norsemen has been using vacuum resin infusion processes since 2000 and previously had developed its Resin Infused Vacuum Assisted Transfer technology. The builder uses epoxy resins in lieu of polyester resins during construction.
Marlow Yachts is based in Snead Island, Fla., and the Norsemen Shipyard is located in Xiamen, China. www.marlowyachts.com