With 45 years of expertise, CHOMARAT is a pioneer in developing solutions to achieve weight reduction, improved surface appearance and stronger structure. C-PLY™ makes it possible to meet these specifications, while ensuring stable quality and cost-effectiveness.
A study was led to determine the optimal construction to develop a high performing C-PLY™ range for a better permeability in infusion process. The result is a carbon NCF that achieves high mechanical performances, multi resins compatibility and cost efficiency.
C-PLY™ makes it possible to meet these specifications, while ensuring stable quality and cost-effectiveness.
C-PLY™: lightweight and strength for marine applications
C-PLY™ reinforcement is used for the hull and deck of Arcona 435 and 465. Both cruiser-racer are a unique combination of comfort onboard and performances, for fast family cruising and high-level races thanks to their specific design, and the use of C-PLY™.
The Arcona 435 model even won the prestigious award of European Yacht of The Year in 2019, in the Performance Cruiser class. The carbon construction makes it possible as we get a stiffer, lighter and managing calculated loads on higher levels than glass fibers. C-PLY™ is essential to us to get the calculated strength without adding extra weight or thickness to the laminate. It gives a cost-effective solution in production as reaching a high strength with fewer layers.
For the Arcona 465 model, carbon as a primary construction material makes the yacht successful on the race, and light enough to give initial allowance for the extra gear needed for any blue water cruising and you can expect the performance of an unladen glass fibre yacht of the same size.
A success shared with our distributor and partner GAZECHIM COMPOSITES NORDEN AB who participated in the launch and development of this project.
Both cruiser-racer are a unique combination of comfort onboard and performances, for fast family cruising and high-level races.