The bonding deflector plate on the Solar Boat.
The bonding deflector plate on the Solar Boat.

Adhesive manufacturer SCIGRIP says that its lightweight, carbon fiber composite powerboat put in an outstanding performance in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup in July.

The Solar Boat was eventually ranked second place in the A Class category. The boat was assembled using a range of the company’s structural adhesives and powered using solar panels.

SCIGRIP Marine Repair Kits were distributed to competitors at the start of the race. The customised packs contained a selection of adhesives and waterproof epoxy sticks.

‘The SCIGRIP Solar Boat team has been truly dedicated throughout this project and have used their extensive technical knowledge and our high strength bonding solutions to construct an innovative and high speed vessel,’ claimed Mark Rogan, European sales and marketing manager.

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