Multihull Beam Reduction System - Ezifold Yachts

Ezifold Yachts are a Christchurch based design company who have developed a novel beam reduction system for use on multihull vessels, power or sailing, in new build and retrofit solutions. The system allows for reduction of the vessels beam whilst maintaining the vertical orientation of the hulls and bridge-deck structure. The system can allow easy trailering and lower cost marina berths for larger cruising multihulls whilst maintaining the usability of the large living spaces that multihull vessels are famous for.

 

Gestalt Group have been involved with Ezifold Yachts from the early days of proof-of-concept and provide technical design assistance as required. Key services Gestalt Group have provided for this project include:

 

  • Proof-of-concept 3D CAD modelling to investigate beam geometry

  • Determination of load cases, used for structural analysis

  • First principle stress analysis

  • Material selection for mechanical components

  • 3D modelling of the system and drafting of manufacturing drawings

  • Motion analysis to optimise the hull and bridge deck shapes to achieve clearances

  • Conceptual design for the free standing, rotating and hinged mast

  • Preparation of design documentation for patent application

 

Ezifold
Ezifold
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Ezifold Catamaran
Ezifold Catamaran
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Ezifold Boat Isometric
Ezifold Boat Isometric
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