Eagle 46

Customer: Paul Dijkstra Composites (www.pd-composites.nl)

End-customer: Leonardo Yachts

Yacht Designer: Hoek Design Navel Architects

Material: Corecell M-foam


Paul Dijkstra Composites ingeniously utilised Curve Works’ 3D Core Kit as both mould and substructure for a new 46ft yacht, the Eagle 46. A simple wooden frame acted as an assembly jig for the Kit, which was bonded together to a vacuum-tight surface and overlaminated with carbon skins. This approach bypasses the plug-mould process resulting in shorter build times, minimal waste, and the first hull also served as the production-ready mould.