breehorn 44 constructions and certification
The Breehorn 41 is built in accordance with the European CE-certification scheme and meeting the requirements of the CE-directive 94/25/CE class A. The construction is meeting the requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping.
This means that high standards are set for the constructional strength of the hull and deck, bulkheads, keel and rudder and the fastening thereof, safety and stability, engine installation, gas installation and the availability of owner documentation. The Breehorn 41 is built to design category A.
Hull and deck
Both hull and deck are constructed from glass reinforced plastic(GRP). The gel coat and the first two polyester layers are of ISO N.P.G. quality (isophthalic-neopentyl glycol (ISO/NPG) polyester resin). Above the waterline the hull consists of a sandwich construction with 20 mm PVC foam. A similar construction method is used for the deck. The interior liner and s/s frame with integrated water tanks under the floor make for a very stiff structure.
The hull/deck joint is fully kitted with structural adhesives through-bolted with stainless steel (s/s) bolts.
The keel, made of lead, is fixed with stainless bolts welded to the s/s frame.
The rudder consists of an aluminium rudderstock with three pairs of welded cross plates, laminated and filled with foam. The rudderstock is supported by Jefa bearings in the hull and cockpit floor. Wheel steering (diameter 1.30 m) and a Jefa pedestal is standard.