Swedish steel prize nominee 2002
Searcher research vessel
2002 | Searcher and Långedrag Marin AB | Sweden 6 min read
Searcher and Långedrag Marin AB of Sweden have been nominated jointly for their research vessel Searcher. The sailboat’s hull is made entirely of extra high strength steel.
Långedrag Marin AB has subsequently come up with new designs for working vessels and sailboats –with hulls in the same type of steel – based on this pioneering development. The use of extra high strength steel has resulted in a weight reduction which, in turn, gives a higher load capacity and improved performance. The material also ensures greater safety in demanding conditions at sea including ice floes.