Composites Set Sail

A race around the world and a race against time inspired 20 skippers to embark on a chance at the ultimate title. The Vendée Globe is the only single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race and is...

Composite Materials Help Break Sailing Record

It was a race against time as renowned Italian sailor Giovanni Soldini and his crew set a new record for sailing the historic “Golden Route” from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn.  The 13,225 mile...

Composites Take Center Stage at IBEX

If you are a boat-builder or a company that does business in the marine industry, IBEX was the place to be last fall. The International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) was held in Louisville,...

The Kayak that Crossed the Pacific

When most people around the world were packing for summer vacation, world explorer Wave Vidmar was customizing a durable composite kayak to endure a 70-day solo expedition from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii....

Changing Trends, Adaptive Education

Across the U.S., composites manufacturers like Frontier Pro in Banning, Calif., are having a difficult time hiring qualified composites technicians to help meet demanding marketplace needs. The steady rise of...
The GHOST watercraft prototype

Supercavitating Ship for the Navy

Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) in Portsmouth, N.H., recently revealed to the public the next big product in naval warfare. The GHOST watercraft is a small vessel that uses a combination of aircraft and boat...