NEWS - May 8th 2018
FIBRE Mechanics added as second builder for IC37 by Melges one-design
With demand soaring for the next big one-design keelboat class, the New York Yacht Club and Melges Performance Sailboats have licensed a second manufacturer for the IC37 by Melges. FIBRE Mechanics, based in Lymington, England, will join Westerly Marine (Santa Ana, Calif.) as an official builder of the 37-foot one-design keelboat designed by Mark Mills to a concept created by the New York Yacht Club. The Club has ordered the first 20 boats for use in the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and as a member charter fleet. The first IC37 by Melges is currently undergoing sea trials in Newport, R.I., and will be christened this coming Saturday, May 12, at the 31st Commissioning of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court.
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NEWS - December 14th 2017
FIBRE Mechanics is growing into 2018
This month, FIBRE Mechanics, the Lymington-based carbon yacht specialists, has moved from their original base to a factory six times the size on a neighbouring site. The company can now build new yachts up to 40m in length. Work on the new hull oven, capable of curing yachts at 110 degrees centigrade, is due to start in January.
The larger factory mirrors a six-fold expansion in staff. 2017 has seen the company grow from its five founder members at the beginning of the year to more than 30 highly skilled boat builders and yacht systems engineers.
FIBRE Mechanics has undertaken a wide variety of work this year and currently the company has six projects underway with teams working in three UK locations, as well as on projects in France and Poland.
The first boat is already taking shape in the new factory - however FIBRE Mechanics, an employee-owned company, are preparing to take on substantially larger projects in 2018.
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NEWS - July 12th 2017
FIBRE Mechanics and North Thin Ply Technology™ (NTPT) collaborate on process-efficient, high-quality prepreg panels for the boatbuilding sector
This collaboration will bring the advantages of automated tape laid pre-forms to composite boatyards in a package that addresses quality, performance, cost and labour hours
From July 2017 custom structural foam and honeycomb panels will be available from three manufacturing facilities in UK and Poland
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