Just as the introduction of polyester fiberglass laminates replaced wood yacht construction in the early 1960's, Tartan's new infused BPA epoxy laminate now makes those earlier lamination techniques obsolete. We use BPAepoxy resin in our laminating process. The other builders use polyester resins, which simply cannot achieve the strength, stiffness and osmotic resistance our hulls. That's why the world's leading grand prix and custom yachts are built with epoxy resins. While our resin is more expensive than polyester resin, there is simply no other sensible choice in hull laminate construction.
In constructing our hull laminates, we begin by using the most advanced materials available in the marine industry today. The combination of uni-directional E-glass, synthetic structural foam
coring and BPA epoxy resin produces the strongest and most impact resistant laminate in the marine industry. Our hulls are resin Infused under vacuum to ensure an optimal low-resin, high fiber content. This process consolidates the laminate into a void free matrix and produces the optimum strength to weight ratio in a composite laminate.
Additionally, the vacuum infused hull laminate is done in a single process with all components in place rather than bonding each layer separately like other builders. This produces a singular primary bond
among the laminate components rather than the weaker multiple secondary bonds between cured laminate layers produced by traditional polyester construction. Our process creates a laminate of far greater strength and stiffness. That also maintains its physical properties through cyclic loading far beyond the abilities of conventional polyester laminate construction.
Our process optimizes the strength and longevity of the composite laminate. Hulls built with this proprietary process are the strongest in the industry and of a quality that was previously available only for custom built cruisers or grand prix racers. We are so confident in the strength and durability of our laminate process that we are the only builder to offer a 15-year, transferable, structural, no-blister