SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS OUR SHIPYARD

All our products are responsibly made in Germany

SUSTAINABLE PROPULSION

Electric and hybrid solutions

ELECTRIC PROPULSION
Catamaran
ELECTRIC PROPULSION
• Electric catamaran • 100+ miles range • Speed up to 12 knots •
HULL OPTIMIsATION – PERFORMANCE
Optimising the efficiency of the hull for a long-range electric catamaran by running CFD analysis
HULL OPTIMISATION – PERFORMANCE
Optimising the efficiency of the hull for a long-range electric catamaran by running CFD analysis
ELECTRIC PROPULSION
CCLine 6.8 m
ELECTRIC PROPULSION
• Powerful motor & zero pollution • Quiet planing • Access to restricted waters • Fast charging • Easy manoeuvring • Low maintenance
HYBRID PROPULSION
Silverline Open Tender 8.12m
HYBRID PROPULSION
• 220hp internal combustion engine • 27hp hybrid module fully integrated in drivetrain • Electric drive up to 8kn • Average 1hr drive time @6kn • DNV-GL certified batteries • No emissions and noise at slow speeds • Reduced fuel costs • Access to restricted waters • Easier manoeuvring • No fear of empty batteries • Smaller engine can achieve the same acceleration
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DESIGNING THE PANELS
• assessing different types of flax fibre. • using natural cork as core material. • achieving comparable properties to conventional E-glass with PVC foam core.
WHY FLAX FIBRES?
• best sustainable alternative • very good mechanical properties • low or even negative carbon footprint • available on the market today • good vibration absorbance and strong sound insulation • ideal for high levels of comfort required in top-end products
BEND, STRETCH AND SHEAR TESTING OF FLAX FIBRES IN A BIO-BASED EPOXY MATRIX
• flax showed greater stability than standard lay-up • tension test in accordance with DIN EN ISO 527
WHY CORK CORE?
• explored as an organic core material for interior sandwich panels • very low environmental impact • alternative to current foam cores • naturally regrows in 7 to 10 years • highly water-repellent • no rot from water absorption • superior shock and impact protection • excellent sound insulation due to high density and granulate structure
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RENEWABLE MATERIALS

Building with flax-fibre sandwich panels, the renewable alternative:

 

  • Near identical mechanical properties to conventional composite panels
  • Only slightly heavier
  • Better fire resistance / retardance
  • Flax fibres are hollow, giving more stability on impact
  • Cork core has better acoustic properties than conventional panels
  • Ultimate sustainability – cork regrows without harming the tree

SUSTAINABILITY AT YACHTWERFT MEYER

  •  Geothermal heating system at our office building for more than 10 years
  • Environmentally integrated wash-down area for boats, protecting the river and surroundings from contamination
  • Workshops thermally insulated beyond the norm, heating with the latest technology
  • All lights within the yard are LEDs
  • Paint shop equipped with air filters to minimise particulate pollution
  • Responsible disposal of oil and bilge water, as well as paint
  • Use of bio-based oil in all hydraulic machinery and lifting appliances minimises the risk of pollution.
  • Electric crane, not diesel
  • YWM‘s office is going paperless and the company is testing new ways to perform tasks digitally
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