Feb.14, 2014

When the first shipbuilders on Pantelleria, a small Mediterranean island lying some 65 miles southwest of Sicily, began to craft the earliest fishing boat they certainly did not have the ultimate exotic materials available today for Livrea 26. In the old time, carpenters used mulberry wood for the keel and sea pine for the planking. Today, Italian companies are using 3D printing to build prototype of Livrea 26.

The project has come about as a result of the partnership between Yam - marine technology and Daniele Cevola Design Studio (DCDS), and aimed to create a modern version of the fishing boats that were once built using mulberry and sea pine by the local master carpenters.

Yam - marine technology and DCDS set up Livrea Yacht Italia with a mission to design various sizes of boats that all have a distinctly family feeling. To make 3D-printed version of the Livrea26, the team at Livrea Yacht Italia turned to CRP Technology for help. Italian company CRP Technology is a leading 3D printing specialist headquartered in Modena.

The 3D-printed version of the Livrea26 was built using Windform materials and 3D Printing. The 1:14 scale model was built in just a few days while safeguarding the accuracy of the complex details and a strong aesthetic appeal. The boat is the first of its kind that uses 3D printing technology and unique composite laser sintering material Windform XT 2.0.

"We could consider the new philosophy behind the project as Boat Building 2.0, since 3D printing and the latest generation materials offer designers the potential to unleash their imagination and experiment with nautical applications," the Livrea26 project states.

The 3D printed yacht will be on show at the world-famous Miami Boat Show from February 13th-17th at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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