How is epoxy used in shipbuilding and yachtbuilding?

Epoxy has proven to be a game changer in ship and yacht construction. This is due to the unique properties of this resin for the maritime industry. At Polyestershoppen we understand the specific needs of these sectors and we offer a wide range of epoxy, supplies and accessories that are perfectly tailored to your projects. Exactly what you can expect from epoxy wholesalers. In this article we take you into the world of epoxy and tell you how it is used in yachtbuilding. Is there still any doubt about which epoxy you can use for yachtbuilding? Contact our specialists for appropriate advice.

Unparalleled strength and durability

Our epoxy resins provide unparalleled strength and durability, making them ideal for ship and yacht construction. They can withstand the harsh conditions at sea, including salt water, UV radiation and extreme temperatures. In addition, they are highly resistant to moisture, which helps to extend the lifespan of the ships.

Universal epoxy for yachtbuilding

At Polyestershoppen we understand the specific needs of yachtbuilding. Our winter epoxy is specifically designed for lower temperature applications, making it an ideal choice for projects during the colder months. For fast results we offer the universal epoxy resin with rapid hardener, which has a working time of approximately 25 minutes at room temperature and quickly becomes water resistant. If you are looking for a product with a longer working time, the universal epoxy resin with slow hardener is an excellent choice, with a working time of 50 minutes and a tack-free cure.

Laminating with epoxy

One of the most common applications of epoxy in shipbuilding and yachtbuilding is laminating. The epoxy resins are used to bond layers of fibreglass, carbon fibre or other reinforcing materials together, creating a strong and lightweight structure. This process is often used in the construction of hulls, decks and structures essential to ships. You do need the right supplies for this. Check out the weighing scale with which you can weigh epoxy and the dosing pumps for optimal use.

Epoxy for carrying out repairs

Another application of epoxy in yachtbuilding is to carry out repairs. They can be used to patch cracks and holes in the hull, to reinforce damaged areas, or to replace worn parts. Thanks to the strong adhesion and water resistance of our epoxy, the repairs are durable and reliable.

Everything made of epoxy

At Polyestershoppen we understand that every ship and yachtbuilding project is unique. That's why we offer a wide range of epoxy products and accessories, so you can get exactly what you need for your specific application. Whether you're building a new ship, carrying out a repair, or opting for a beautiful finish, Polyestershoppen has the right epoxy for you.

Thickening epoxy

In our webshop you will find fillers to thicken your epoxy. Here are some of the top ones:

  • Stewathix: this is a universal thickener that is suitable for both polyester and epoxies. It ensures a strong result, especially when you want to bond highly stressed parts together. Stewathix is ​​comparable to Aerosil and is super economical in use. Plus, you don't have to worry about moisture; it is completely insensitive to it.
  • Cotton fibres: these fibres provide rapid thickening in both epoxies and polyesters and are easy to sand. They are perfect if you want to bond wood with epoxy resin. The fibres absorb the resin and release it under pressure, which ensures excellent adhesion.
  • White micro balloons (glass bubbles): this lightweight filler is ideal for making easily sandable pastes. They are great for applications where you want to keep the end product transparent, such as with wooden parts. You can also add them to PU resin or other casting resins to make them lighter.
  • Red micro balloons: these lightweight balls are perfect for wooden parts that you want to give a transparent finish. Due to their brown colour, the fillets are less noticeable. They are also great for applications where weight is important.

These fillers allow you to tailor the consistency of your epoxy to exactly what you need, whether that's a strong adhesive or an easy-to-sand filler.

Fabrics for processing epoxy

To use epoxy for yachtbuilding, you can also consider using fabrics. Twill fabric 160 gr/m2 is perfect for round shapes thanks to its unique weave, while the more robust twill fabric 300 gr/m2 offers more strength. For a lightweight solution with high tensile strength, it's best to use glass fabric 80 gr/m2 and the versatile glass fabric 200 gr/m2 is ideal for wood cladding and sealing wet areas. Depending on your project, select the appropriate weave and combine it with the matching resin for the best results.

More information?

Would you like to know more about epoxy in yachtbuilding? The specialists at Polyestershoppen are happy to help you. Send us a WhatsApp message or send an email to We will provide you with professional, personal and appropriate advice.


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