May 2013 - 70` Keel re-design
Design and engineering of another shallow draft keel this month. A cost effective replacment for a 70´ converted ex-racing yacht.
April 2013 -45` Keel
Design and engineering of a shallow drat keel for a 45´crusing yacht heading to the Carribean. .
March 2013 - Limo Tender Stairs
Engineering study for an innovative foldable boarding stairs system for a megayacht limo tender.More Details
February 2013 - Eco750 preliminary
Preliminaries begin on the Eco750 design to be built from sustainable, renewable plantation timber in Germany. More info soon
A race of attrition
An unfortunate end for Bubi after losing his keel and capsizing on the homeward stretch of the Vendeé Globe race. He was quickly rescued as well as the boat. We will know more of the cause after all survey work is complete in Palma.
January 2013 - New year, New Designs
Our latest 52´ performance cruising design for Soler yachts.
December 2012 - Concepts Continue
Concepts begin for a new coastal cruising yacht. More details soon.
November 2012 - Vendeé Globe start
It was 4 years since our last trip to LSD to see the start of arguably the toughest race of any kind in the world. It was great to see all our design details of Acciona 100% Eco-powered and how they compared to the French IMOCA 60s. Even more impressive is the countless hours of the all the shore teams to get the boats to the startline. We wish Bubi fair winds.
October 2012 - Interview
Interview for a local online Sailing news site.
September 2012 - Construction Begins on S35 hull #1
The first of a series being built in Poland by SeaEye yachts.
July 2012 - Interior 3D
Finishing internal structural design before this design goes into production next month,
June 2012 - Carbon Road Bike Race Wheels
Design, engineering and prototyping of road bike race wheels that are stronger and lighter than anything else on the market.
May 2012 - IBIZIAN yachts concept
Work continues on creating an entirely new style and ´genre´ of boat under the title Ibizian yachts. A "Sailing Menorquin".
April 2012 - Press Day
Acciona 100% Eco Powered IMOCA60 features on the cover of a local mag.
March 2012 - Megayacht Tender Mods
Design, engineering and project management of a range of composite additions to a megayacht tender. Including a carbon/plexiglass bimini and boarding stairs.
For design studios there always seams to be an inverse relationship with the amount of web page updates and the amount of actual work they have at the time. Hence our last 12 months of web inactivity!
February 2012 -Press Day
Although we are contractually not allowed to be credited for our intrinsic involvement with this latest IMOCA 60 project, it is still nice to see our designs feature in these mags.
February 2012 - Palma Studio Opening
We are excited to announce the opening of our new studio in Palma, Mallorca where we can now offer our full design and engineering services to the Palma Yachting and Superyacht Refit market as well as the surrounding Balearic Islands.
Once again Tim spent his Boxing Day heading South, this time on the pointy end of the famous old maxi Brindabella in the 2011 Sydney to Hobart race.
December 2011 - New Website Launch
Finally, our new website! Built in-house, as part of the graphic and web-design services we provide to the marine sector. With a focus on SEO and usability on mobile touch devices like iPads, iPhones and tablets.
November 2011 - METS
Our curiosity was rewarded again this year at METS with the discovery of some more really elegantly engineered French hardware.
October 2011 - 100% Eco Powered
Official launch today of the Acciona EcoPowered IMOCA 60 at Port Olympic, Barcelona. Acciona Sailing Website
October 2011 - Megayacht Carbon Fibre Accessories
We continue developing high-quality composite accessories for megayachts (boat name undisclosed)More Details
October 2011 - Crossing the Bay of Broken Biscuits
Sea trials of the Acciona IMOCA 60 came to a climax this month as we blasted down the Atlantic Coast, Across the Bay of Biscay to Palma on delivery to her new home port in the Med.Acciona IMOCA 60 sailing videos
September 2011 - Inside Out
Interior arrangements for the Soler 38 series Performance Cruiser have been finalised. See more on their website.Soler Yachts website
September 2011 - Flip side
Not even 1/2hr in the water for the first time, the obligatory 180deg test was successfully completed today for the Acciona team IMOCA 60.
September 2011 - Big Red
The 'Delta' cabin was one of our primary contributions to the Acciona IMOCA Open 60 in collaboration with the Design team. After arriving in Brest from New Zealand this month.
September 2011 - Training Day
A chance to join friends from the MOD70 Veolia team on a training day. Although Tim didn't get to pull any strings, the grin bar -or rather the big grin bear-away @ 30knts in flat water were satisfying enough.
September 2011 - Mini Start
Another bi-annual pilgrimage to La Rochelle to catchup with fellow mini sailors and see what's new in the class before they head off into the Atlantic.
September 2011 - Soler yachts #3
We continue designing the 3rd yacht for the expanding range of yachts being offered by Soler Yachts. The Soler38 FC is a fast cruiser capable of long-distance passage making at high average speeds in relative comfort.Soler 38
August 2011 - Holidaze
The studio goes on holiday this month for the obligatory month-long Summer vacation -to the Balearic Islands -wish u were here..?
July 2011 - Out of the bag
A project that has been consuming us and everyone else involved rolls out of the shed this month before being loaded on a ship and officially launched in Barcelona this October. We spent the month of May in the yard for the detail design and cabin.
July 2011 - L'hydroptere
Tim catches up with some old friends and joins them on a little delivery of l'hydroptere from Barcelona to Toulon. Just rattling along at half the record speed of 58knots was gratifying enough...
We also worked with l'hydroptere to build replacement protection foils for the huge gas-powered rams that keep the beast flying...
April 2011 - Soler yachts #2
Design work begins on a 42' pilot house cruising yacht for semi-custom production.Soler 42
March 2011 - JEC exhibition, Paris
We stay at the cutting edge of composite engineering knowledge by attending the annual JEC in Paris. The worlds #1 composite trade show.
April 2011 - Carbon Aeronautic helicopter boom
THYD in conjunction with Carbonway develop a composite boom for cleaning high voltage power cables. PBO rigging from SmartRigging.
The adventure of Adventuress has begun -after our trip to the Solent to find copies of the original Fife plans we will continue to act as a client liaison for the immaculate refit of this Fife Classic in Maine. After which she will be based in Palma.
Please drop by regularly to stay in touch with our latest designs, ideas and sailing adventures _/)
A photo from our recent travels... © tim 2011
Ibizian 5t5 concept 2013
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