Sigmatex manufactures carbon textiles that are used to construct various types of vessels, ranging from high performance catamarans to naval boats and passenger ferries. In line with our ‘Design for Performance’ ethos, we also work with some of the world’s leading racing yacht teams, in order to give them the winning edge. Sigmatex has full DNV approval.
Marine environments can provide challenging settings, however Sigmatex carbon fibre lends itself well to these extremes. Sigmatex carbon fibre provides exceptional lightweight solutions without sacrificing strength. Marine-based applications include masts, hulls, propellers, rudders and more.
Research & Development
Sigmatex has a very well equipped technical department which works with customers to develop advanced and innovative carbon fibre textile technologies for marine applications, to provide bespoke solutions designed to meet specifications, quality requirements and performance criteria.
Sigmatex has a wealth of experience in the marine industry, such as its work with the Ozata shipyard based in Tuzla, Istanbul, where the world’s largest carbon composite catamaran passenger ferry was launched in 2014. Referred to as ‘the ship of the future’, the vessel was launched with the purpose of easing traffic congestion in the local city centre of Tuzla and kick-starting the new age of shipbuilding. Sigmatex’s R&D team worked alongside Ozata to develop an innovative textile solution to meet particular specifications and performance criteria, and to build 15 ferries in total. The vessels are categorised as environmentally-friendly as they are lighter than traditional steel vessels, resulting in far less fuel consumption, and they have a longer life expectancy.