In this new FB Design patent, the main structure is the base platform in fiberglass, injected with closed cells polyurethane foam (medium density 60÷65 kg/m3) and five longitudinal stiffeners attached both to the hull and to the cockpit floor. The Structural Foam® patent creates an unsinkable and very resistant hull that combines the longitudinal strength of the stringers with the high density foam for sandwich.
It’s well known that narrow boats are far superior in rough waters, but can have transversal stability problems at rest. The STAB® arrangement fitted to all FB Design models combines the advantages of both rigid hull and inflatable boats. The boat is laterally stabilized thanks to two inflatable elements located on the rear of the hull, which increase the beam without adding extra weight.
The standard fender adopted on every FB Design boat is a very high resistance fender, based on a ‘C’ shaped elastic polyurethane structure, bolted and glued to the hull, which hosts a high resistance, fabric reinforced rubber hose filled with polyurethane foam, glued with Sika adhesive to the main structure.
All the Seats of FB Design boats have been developed through the experience achieved in offshore racing, endurance racing and long distance record breaking.
Step by step FB Design has developed a full range of suspension system seats, which have always been carefully tested in very rough conditions for long periods of time.