Canados ADVANCED Technologies.

Thanks to in-house team of engineers, naval architects, and designers, we keep implementing new technologies that will end on your boat tomorrow.

Having our own team of engineers, naval architects, and designers in house, while most builders outsource the most part of their technical work, allowed us to develop our Research & Development office. Thus, we keep on implementing new technologies, new equipment, and new materials on our prototypes today that will end up on your boat tomorrow. The technologies we use are various, and here are a few examples of what stands behind the scenes of our construction processes.

CFD Software

While most of our hulls are tank-tested, each boat we build is checked using CFD software. This helps make sure the balance of the boat is not affected by the various options chosen by the client. At Canados, we are very attentive to performances as we always consider a boat should offer the best possible liter to nautical miles ratio. With deep CFD analysis, we can define the needed kW at any given speed and extrapolate the consumption.

Tank Testing

Most of our hulls offer superior performances and astonishing seagoing capabilities, and there is no secret as to why. Not only our naval architects are incredibly experienced, but we also considerably invest in tank testing. The hull forms of the Oceanic 140’ have been extensively tested to reach the level of performance and balance we were willing to achieve. As a result, we pride ourselves on having invented a truly new hull design that combines, for the first time, a twin-stepped bottom, with a keel and bulbous bow that will be capable of navigating with extraordinary results at any speeds between 8 and 27 knots.

Tunnel Drives

Yachts dimensions are getting bigger and bigger but lots of owners are still willing to be able to anchor close to the beach as this is often considered the last available freedom on the planet. Thus, we are now offering the possibility to produce some of our hulls with tunnel drives, significantly reducing the draft. To give a concrete example, on the Oceanic 143’ model, this configuration allowed reducing the draft over 50 cm. At almost 44 meters, the Oceanic 143’ Tri-Deck has only 2,10 meters under water and for the owners using their boat in the Caribbean, Florida, or the Bahamas, it truly opens new cruising grounds.

High-Tech Composites

At Canados, the time when composites meant fiberglass and polyester resin is long gone. With almost every model, we are using E-Glass, Kevlar, carbon fiber in all sorts of lamination configuration from mono-axial to quadriaxial. Coring is made of stabilized closed cell foam that not only increase buoyancy, it also absorbs vibrations and parasite noises. Most composites parts exposed to the sun are post cured at 70° Celsius to make sure no cracks or bubble will appear in the future. All our hulls are faired and painted in Awlgrip® which offers much better aging than gelcoat used by most builders.

Vacuum Bagging & 

Using the best building materials is not enough. All the Gladiator hulls and deck are laminated using Vacuum Bagging or Infusion. This process helps making sure the resin is perfectly distributed all over the impregnated surfaces. This tremendously helps reducing the lamination weight while offering a much better resistance. Hand lamination is still used in some areas and for certain parts, but infusion ensures that each square meter of polymerized lamination weights the exact same. This process is also used in many models to manufacture structural composite cabin floors to increase rigidity and reduce noise.

Surface Drives

Mostly used on some models of the Gladiator range, Surface Drives are a technology we are very familiar with. Surface Drives not only offer considerable gains in performances but also in handling. We use steerable and trimmable versions as well as a non-steerable model. This specific transmission, unlike straight shafts, is equipped with power trim. With a boat running perfectly flat from about 16 to 19 knots, depending on the boat, nothing compares to Surface Drives. Not only if offers much flexibility, it is also very reliable.

Milling Machine

The perfection of our interiors is the result of the mastery of our carpenters and craftsmen who are trained for years before being given the responsibility of heading an interior project. As much as man’s hands are irreplaceable, the association of this secular know-how with the latest high tech 5 Axis milling machine is your insurance the pieces of furniture onboard your boat will be perfect. The higher onboard a piece of furniture is located defines its manufacturing process as it is important to keep the CG under control. Therefore, it happens we use Nomex for the inner structure of a piece of furniture resulting in a weight that can vary from 40 to 60%.

Stepped Hulls

The performances of a fast boat are the result of complex equations such as hull shapes, transmissions, propellers, weight, and power. But there are other parameters too often neglected by boat builders: engine combustion. All engines are pumping fuel from the tanks, burning a part of it, and unnecessary fuel is being returned to the tank after passing by the fuel pump. It is no secret that an engine delivers more power and better combustion when the fuel is cold. On some of models, we install a fuel intercooler between the fuel pumps’ overflow valves and the tank to cool the returned fuel down.

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