Barracuda Advanced Composites is to present a seminar on the refit of steel ships and their conversion for use on pleasure yachts in Brazil next week.

The seminar, entitled ‘Naval Application on Composite Materials’, will be held on 2 August and is supported by the Brazilian Composite Materials Association ABMACO.

The event will present new composite technologies in the naval and offshore industries, as well as showcasing projects underway in Brazil and other South American countries.

The use of composite materials applied in the conversion of these ships has several advantages. Lightweight sandwich composite parts built by vacuum infusion have a similar resistance to that of metallic materials