Back in time 2: September 2009 🕰

Bobin of volcanic fibre staning in laboratory environment

… should become another turning point 🧭 in my “nautical life”. After a successful Vendée Globe ⛵🌍 roadshow 🎥🎙 start in Vienna I started touring through the provinces. During one of my events, I met the owner of an Austrian fibre production company who happily announced that he has developed a new type of stone fibre 🌋🪨. “Great, super,” I answered “then let’s build a yacht ⛵ out of it.” “Yes, that’s what we should do!” was his replay. 😊

Just a few days later the parcel service 📦 delivered the first fibre roll and we immediately started laboratory work to test the use of this fibre for nautical applications.

Project FIPOFIX was born.

Volcanic fibre bobbins

Share:

More Posts

Harald arriving on Open16 FIPOFIX in Palm Beach, FL; USA

Back in time 3: 16th January 2012

It was 16th January 2012, when my son Harald left the Marina of Gijón, Spain 🇪🇸, to sail the project “proof of principle” on bord of

3A Composites Core Materials at METSTRADE "Sustainability is more than just a colour!"

Great feeling

It was a great feeling 😀 after 3 years to be again on the METSTRADE, the world’s largest leisure marine equipment trade show ⛵🚤🛥🛟⚓ and

Norbert Sedlacek surfing on his Open60 nauticsport kapsch during Vendée Globe 2008/09

Back in time to 2009 🕰

It is 15th March 2009 when I, after 126 days, 5 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds at sea successfully cross the finish line of

Send Us A Message

By entering your personal information, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy. You can withdraw your consent at any time directly from management of personal data or by contacting us.