A new Circular Yacht Economy
The technology behind our project aims to solve one of the biggest problems of the nautical sector – the abandoned fiberglass boats at the end of their lives lying around on construction sites, in ports or in the countryside. The concept is to give life to a brand-new circular economy in this sector.
Thanks to natural fibers and eco-sustainable resins, our aim is to revolutionize the nautical pleasure sector with technological innovations, reuse of raw materials and reduction of waste.
“We decide to replace the composite materials commonly used for yacht building, in favour of new eco-sustainable technologies. In place of glass fibers, that aren’t reusable or recyclable once in the resin, we decided to use bio-based fibers to reduce our carbon footprint. Furthermore, in order to obtain a recyclable composite we tested a new resin that allows to separate itself from the fibers and reuse the polymer with normal industrial processes.”
Andrea Paduano, PhD Sustainable Materials
Chief Operating Officer
Sailor, Northern Light Sailing Team Co-Founder, Winner European and Italian ORC Champion, Barcolana 2019 Sports Director
Chief Financial Officer
Sailor, Northern Light Sailing Team Co-Founder, Winner Italian ORC Champion
Chief Technical Officer
Sailor, phD Student uniPD, 1001 Vele Winner