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An Extreme Lightweight Pilot Boat: Incorporation of an innovative shock mitigation system

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Author: Hagemans, I.
Mentor: Jansen, A.J. · Peck, D.P.
Faculty:Industrial Design Engineering
Department:Integrated Product Design
Type:Master thesis
Keywords: design · pilot boat · pilot · shock mitigation · impact
Rights: (c) 2011 Hagemans, I.


This thesis shows the exploration of the dangers of working on a pilot boat. Finding that impact is one of the major dangers. The selection of a shock mitigating cabin as the ultimate solution. The design of such a cabin and the implementation of this cabin in a 12m pilot boat.

The focus was on human factors and lightness. The full carbon boats designed by extreme ribs are very fuel efficient due to their low weight