LINEN AND BASALT
A truly sustainable yacht uses naturally-sourced materials. Sunreef Yachts’ Eco catamarans can feature basalt and linen-based structures. Both materials are used in the production of hulls, superstructures and yacht furniture. A hard, dense rock of volcanic origin, basalt is the base ingredient for sustainable yacht manufacturing.
Basalt fiber not only outperforms glass fiber in terms of strength but is also much more environmentally safer to produce as no greenhouse gases are released during its fabrication process. Basalt presents no toxic reaction with air or water. It is also a noncombustible and explosion proof material. Another natural component used in the building process is linen fiber. Produced from flax, the strongest and stiffest natural fiber, it is non-toxic, safe to produce and has a minimal carbon footprint. The outstanding mechanical properties and toughness of linen fiber make it a perfect green alternative for glass fiber.