The similar but not identical bulwarks were carried out as a Turn Key including engineering, FE-calculation of the structures and their connection, class drawings, manufacturing, equipping with niche and liferaft integrations, as well as their assembly at the shipyard by our employees. The interface was the decks on which the GRP superstructures were placed and glued. The weight was reduced immensely compared to steel and the bulwarks could be assembled after the “hot works” in the equipment phases. By producing large-format sections, assembly time could be reduced.

The company: Nobiskrug GmbH

Nobiskrug GmbH is a shipyard based in Rendsburg on the Kiel Canal. The shipyard, which currently has around 400 employees, is particularly known for building superyachts.

The challenge: complex designs

Complex designs are difficult to produce from steel, especially when high contour precision is required. This repeatedly leads to excessive filler application on the steel structures, which in extreme cases leads to cracks.

The solution: large-format lightweight fortification made of GFRP

The constructions made of glass fiber reinforced plastics, made from milled negative molds in maximum transport dimensions with a “ready to use” surface for a minimum filler application of 3 mm. Significant weight savings compared to the steel filler solution. Low maintenance thanks to the non-corrosive material.


Client: Nobiskrug GmbH

Execution: 2010

Ships: NB 782 (MY Mogambo) & NB 783 (MY DYTAN ex. Flying Fox)

Area: 700 m²