Bolidt Decking Solutions for Cruise Ships
Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems has booked orders for its decking solutions covering newbuildings for some of the highest profile cruise ship operators in the industry that include vessel deliveries envisaged in five years’ time.
In February this year the 324m long, 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway made its maiden voyage to the Caribbean. Continuing a long track record of cooperation with both NCL and shipbuilder Meyer Werft, Bolidt installed nearly 17,000m2 of decking on the colorful and visually striking vessel, covering indoor and outdoor areas.
Products supplied included the low maintenance Bolideck® Future Teak, the slip-resistant material which also offers cruise operators an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional teak.
Also featured extensively onboard Norwegian Getaway is Bolideck® 525 – the flexible decking system that gives a cruise ship’s designers the freedom to incorporate almost any feature in a deck area.
Bolideck Future Teak and Bolideck® 525 will feature on the 4,200 passenger capacity Breakaway Plus-class Norwegian Escape, which is due for delivery in October 2015.
Another repeat customer is RCI, which used Bolideck® products on its ground-breaking 361m long, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Now Bolidt is working closely with RCI) and Meyer Werft on the 248m long, 4,905 guest capacity Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, due for delivery in November 2014 and March 2015 respectively.
Future Teak will be used for the stateroom balconies on the Quantum-class vessels, while Bolideck® Select Soft will feature extensively in public areas.
Meanwhile, Bolidt decking will be a feature of the 295m long, 2,500 passenger Mein Schiff 3, which is nearing completion for Tui Cruises at STX Europe, Turku. Both Bolideck® Future Teak and Bolideck® Select Soft will be onboard.
Bolidt is also making its mark in the fast-growing river cruise sector. In particular Viking River Cruises has specified the company’s products for a number of new vessels that enter service in 2014.
March 5, 2014