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The Baltic 68 Café Racer

a Day Sailer with attitude

Baltic Yachts are taking the lead on sustainable innovations for the marine sector, where there is a slumbering potential for the use of more ecologically responsible alternatives instead of the established glass and carbon fibres. The Finnish company is a leading maker of luxury yachts and constantly looking for new developments. The latest release, the Baltic 68 Café Racer is made with sustainability in focus and features ampliTex™ natural fibre composites for structural parts.

The Baltic 68 Café Racer is a 68-foot Day Sailer with attitude. It is a perfect example for a new generation of sustainable yachts and how natural fibres play a role in a new sailing experience.

The Baltic 68 Café Racer delivers thrilling, quick, and easy sailing thanks to its eco-friendly construction in combination with a range of impressive features. The un-plug and go electronic propulsion system in combination with an on-board hydrogenerator and solar panels allow this yacht to operate with zero emissions. 

 

Built with flax 

The majority of the hull is made of ampliTex™ natural flax fibre reinforcements, rather than carbon- or glass fibresConsequently, the environmental impact is dramatically reduced as flax fibres are a naturally grown, CO2 neutral raw materialAt end of life, the natural fibre composites can be incinerated and used for heat recovery, without residual waste. Thanks to Bcomp’s ampliTex™ technology delivering superior sound deadening properties, the use of insulation can be limited, and weight further reducedFurthermore, the fibres naturally have around 3 times higher vibration damping, making them attractive for boat building.  

 

Responsible material choices 

Not only the hull profits from the use of novel and eco-friendly materials. In the mindset of making the Baltic 68 Café Racer a paragon for a new era of yacht design, a beautiful and durable alternative deck material was used. The cork decking is a hard-wearing and especially sustainable solution, allowing Baltic Yachts to avoid the use of tropical hardwoods. 

 

Natural simplicity throughout 

The selection of natural materials extends throughout the interior of the yacht. A mix of wicker, flax and paper cord produces a cool, contemporary ambience, while light oak timbers and flax fibre composites combine with modern textiles, to form an ‘unpretentious simplicity’ as Javier Jaudenes – famous naval architect and interior designer – expresses it.

 

 

More info:

www.balticyachts.fi/yachts/baltic-68-cafe-racer/

Latest news on the launch of the Baltic 68 Café Racer

 
 
 

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Jan 09, 2022

Job Opening – Technicien/Opérateur de Presse et de Test en R&D

To support its entire team during the ongoing hyper-growth phase, Bcomp is looking for a Technician/Press and Test Operator to join the R&D team. Bcomp Ltd. is a young and dynamic Swiss company specialised in the development, marketing and sales of natural fibre composite solutions for high performance applications. With a background in the sports industry, we are now focusing on entering the motorsports and mobility markets. To support our expanding R&D team and our entry into the automotive market, we are looking for a Technician/Press and Test Operator. Position Overview Your main responsibility as technician and operator of the press and for tests will consist of producing parts on our compression moulding set-up. Together with other members of the R&D team you will constantly work to optimise the compression moulding process and also perform tests for the mechanical characterisation of finished parts. Additionally you will have various tasks supporting the R&D team in the workshop. Requirements You are a solution driven, reliable and resilient person with an energetic mindset and very good manual skills who likes to work in a team. If you also speak French or German and have completed an apprenticeship in a technical sector, you should definitely check out the full job description by clicking on the link below. Come and work with us Our team is small, dynamic, international and works in a fast-paced, equal, and entrepreneurial environment. Each person takes responsibility for their work and contributes to a friendly work atmosphere with many laughs and a healthy appreciation for chocolate. Do you want to take part in the adventure of a young, fast-moving company, which is in full development in the automotive sector? Come on board and contribute to the development of our processes and products with your technical and practical knowledge and take part in the amazing working atmosphere of our company.We happily invite you to send us your full application through: workwithus@bcomp.ch Full Job Description Job Opening - Technicien/Opérateur de Presse et de Test en R&D

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Jan 04, 2022

Natural Fibre Composite Green Nacelle Now Undergoing Onshore Testing

Natural Fibre Composites in Action The Green Nacelle - a finalist for the 2021 JEC Innovation Awards - has recently been delivered to the client DOT (Delft Offshore Turbine). The full natural fibre composite nacelle has been designed and built by German company GREENBOATS with Bcomp's ampliTex™ technical flax fabrics and Sicomin's bio-based GreenPoxy resin systems, making it the largest offshore natural fibre composite structure to date. Thorough Testing Program The Green Nacelle has now been installed onshore and is currently undergoing an intense testing program. Once this first series of tests is completed, the natural fibre composite (NFC) structure will be transported to its offshore location where the Green Nacelle will serve its purpose in the production of renewable wind energy. Once the nacelle reaches its end-of-life, it will be dismantled and, thanks to the unique construction from large NFC sandwich panels, recycled and reused for new applications, prolonging the useful life of the materials.           Previous Next Learn More If you want to learn more about this interesting project and how the Green Nacelle was made, make sure to check out the original news article and press release: Natural fibre composite Green Nacelle nominated as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards

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Nov 25, 2021

Job Opening – HR Generalist

To support its entire team during the ongoing hyper-growth phase, Bcomp is looking for an HR Generalist who is passionate about owning and further developing all people and culture related activities of a growing team. Bcomp Ltd. is a young and dynamic Swiss company specialised in the development, marketing and sales of natural fibre composite solutions for high performance applications. With a background in the sports industry, we are now focusing on entering the motorsports and mobility markets. To support our growing team in all HR related activities, we are looking for an experienced HR generalist. Position Overview As HR Generalist you will manage the recruiting of our future colleagues and own all administrative HR processes along the employee lifecycle from onboarding to offboarding. Aside from taking an active part in HR and company projects, you will directly support the CEO during one day of the week. Most importantly though, you will be a cultural ambassador for the company and help in organising all sorts of team events. Requirements Education as an HR Specialist with federal diploma of higher education or equivalent. Multi-year professional experience in a comparable role and sound knowledge of Swiss social security scheme and labour law. Language: very good communication skills (oral and written) in English are a must, French and/or German are a plus. You are a solution driven, reliable and resilient person with an energetic mindset who likes to work in a team - everything is possible. For more information, check out the full job description by clicking on the link below. Come and work with us Our team is small, dynamic, international and works in a fast-paced, equal, and entrepreneurial environment. Each person takes responsibility for their work and contributes to a friendly work atmosphere with many laughs and a healthy appreciation for chocolate. Do you want to take part in the adventure of a young, fast-moving company, which is in full development in the automotive sector? Come on board and contribute to the development of our processes and products with your technical and practical knowledge and take part in the amazing working atmosphere of our company.We happily invite you to send us your full application through: workwithus@bcomp.ch Full Job Description Job Opening - HR Generalist

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Nov 18, 2021

Bcomp invests in new Fribourg production facility

Taking it to the next level In the course of its ongoing scale-up phase, Bcomp Ltd has reinforced its commitment to the city of Fribourg. In a recent step of expansion, Bcomp has established a new production facility in the heart of Fribourg. The new location allows the company to explore new ways of producing its natural fibre solutions for the global mobility market and to create a scalable production process. The state-of-the-art facility serves to produce our thermoplastic powerRibs™ technology for the large-scale mobility market. From the impregnation of the yarn to the knitting of our patented reinforcement grid - everything happens in-house, allowing us to fully control and optimise the process from start to finish. Committing to local production Locating a new production facility in a high-wage country like Switzerland may seem like an unusual choice. However, the facility is highly automated and requires relatively few but highly skilled operators. By co-locating the R&D and production teams in Fribourg Bcomp will be able to produce for customers while constantly optimising the process and the products. Bcomp’s CEO, Christian Fischer, comments: “When founding Bcomp, we selected Fribourg as the location for our facility because the city and its surroundings are quickly becoming a hub for innovation, know-how, and forward-looking companies. The great connections to all parts of Switzerland allow us to attract the highly qualified teammates we need from all the main population centres in Western and Central Switzerland." A thriving and supportive city This facility was made possible, in part, due to the continuous support of local actors like the Fribourg Development Agency, Friup and Capital Risque Fribourg. Bcomp is committed to operating with a high level of quality. And to that end, alongside the investment in the new production facility, Bcomp also became ISO 9001 certified.