Prodrive has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of composites for applications in the marine sector. From lightweight components for racing yachts and winch housings, to visual carbon interiors for luxury yachts, housings for radar installations and even ballistic protection systems for the Royal Navy.
At our 40,000 sq foot facilities in Milton Keynes, our engineering and production teams can manage the whole process. From design, through to FEA analysis. From the manufacture of patterns and moulds, to the production of components using the latest manufacturing processes. We have multi-level clean rooms with rigorous filtration and air-lock entry.
We specialise in visual carbon finishes. The same techniques we have used for luxury car manufacturers like Bentley and Aston Martin, we can apply to interiors for luxury yachts. Our attention to detail means we can hand lay up the pre-preg sheets to produce a perfect visual carbon weave finish, for even the most discerning customers.
Our motorsport culture means we can turn around projects to tight timescales.
SOME OF OUR COMPOSITE CAPABILITIES
Prototyping & production of components & assemblies
Component & tooling design
Monolithic and honeycomb or foam cored structures
CNC trimming of components
Laser scanning & reverse engineering
Product painting & lacquering
Comprehensive purchase & supply chain management
Dedicated project management & engineering support
ROYAL NAVY BALLISTIC PROTECTION
Prodrive has been working with the Royal Navy and BAE Systems to develop a ballistic protection system for Type 45 destroyers. Prodrive has created the composite structure providing an effective and secure operating environment. The urgent operational requirement was completed within a 10 week time frame.
YACHT GRINDING STATION
We worked with world leading sailing winch manufacturer, Lewmar, to help them redesign their 'grinding' stations for racing yachts. We created the structural composite stand in visual carbon, able to withstand to considerable forces put through them by the sailing team.