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compositesworld.com 26 Nov, 2021 05:30 am

All-electric motor boat tests the waters for recycled carbon fiber

All-electric motor boat tests the waters for recycled carbon fiber
RS Sailing aimed to create a fully electric, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) that is produced as sustainably as possible. A few iterations later, the Pulse 63 is ready to hit the water.

The Pulse 63 is the first all-electric rigid inflatable boat (RIB) produced by RS Sailing sister brand RS Electric Boats, incorporating fiberglass and recycled carbon fiber in most major structural components.The compelling argument for expanded use of carbon fiber composites SAM|XL develops closed-loop manufacturing for composites Pushing the market toward more sustainable propulsion, materials and manufacturing choices has been a goal for the past three years, as RS Electric Boats has been working to develop and commercialize its first battery-electric RIB.Infusing dry recycled carbon fiber.Recycled carbon fiber sourced from MTAG Composites’ aerospace projects is used for several infused structural components on the Pulse 63.

Currently, the boat’s monolithic hull combines glass and carbon fiber fabrics infused with vinyl ester.To reduce weight, the hull is not cored, but reinforced instead with layers of carbon fiber.

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