Deck Construction – Part 2

Even though the shiplet’s deck is supposed to hover above the waterline and to never even touch it, we thought it might be a good idea to design it like a ship itself, which will swim (… just in case …). After finalizing the carbon fiber framework we plank the rounded floor section with 0,5 mm Akrylnitril-Butadien-Styrol (ABS) boards. At nose and tail we use rigid foam to smoothly shape the curved transitions.

Glueing of the floor section of the deck’s underside.

Deck construction with floor panels.

Shaping the deck’s nose.
Shaping the deck’s tail.

Rough cut and fitting of ridgit foam (tail).

Integration of rigid foam (tail).

Round smoothening of the deck’s underside (tail).

Coating the rigid foam with expoxy resin (nose).

The final shape of the deck’s tail underside.