The boat's hull

Although the hull was initially designed in steel, we have now opted for Strongall*, thick aluminium coated with a layer of zinc. This process has been patented by our partner, Méta boat yard.

So why this choice?
There are numerous advantages:
- First, from an environmental point of view: although it may use more energy than steel for its extraction, aluminium is nevertheless more environmentally friendly when you take the entire life-cycle of the boat into account. The principal reason is that it can be recycled by being melted down at the end of its life.
The second is the absence of anti-fouling paint (toxic paint which breaks down in water and which has to be renewed every 5 to 10 years on a steel hull). Additional energy savings are made because no cranage operations are therefore necessary.
- It is stronger: the aluminium is thicker which gives the hull extra strength and means it is more resistant to direct impacts. Its light weight means that the overall mass of the boat is not affected and indeed, the frames are simpler and lighter as a result.
- maintenance-free: with Noé, there is no annoying regular dry-docking required. The zinc prevents any electrolysis of the hull and is almost wear-free.
- more economical: the extra initial material cost is compensated for by the simplicity of the superstructure, which in turn is made possible by the strength of the hull (due to the thickness of the aluminium plates). No maintenance = savings every 10 years.
- more tranquility: you have to admit that sailing or living on a boat with a stronger hull, with no maintenance worries and no pollution means fewer problems and fewer chores. Life is simply more serene.
- the use of the boat: principal or secondary residence, rental for tourism professionals, "Guest Room" as additional income, etc.