25ft 3d printed boat built in 3 days

pretty cool
imagine it may be a bit heavy but you can see where this tech is going - boat builders of the future will be designers who sell plans for you to take to someone to "print'


Mike17's picture

Posts: 275

Date Joined: 30/06/13


Wed, 2019-10-23 10:24

 25 feet long 2.2t


 Use The Force

Posts: 32

Date Joined: 04/07/19

 This technology with be

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:49

 This technology with be incredible as the years progress.  

No longer will we need to import goods from other countries. Simply puchase the plans and print locally. Great for the environment and with any luck; great for our pockets. 




Posts: 5589

Date Joined: 17/06/10

The end result looks good, but

Thu, 2019-10-24 09:47

Did it float correctly could a motor be placed in it or was it purely to show the possibilities that could be in the future. 

Mike17's picture

Posts: 275

Date Joined: 30/06/13


Thu, 2019-10-24 10:11

 I seen another article about this and the design was taken from a well known fibreglass boat builder in the US.

The design is proven so i can't see why not.


 Use The Force

Posts: 5589

Date Joined: 17/06/10

That could be bad

Thu, 2019-10-24 10:48

that could be bad news for some of the floating gin palace manufactures. 

pelagicyachts's picture

Posts: 995

Date Joined: 23/02/11

or good news! the boats are

Fri, 2019-10-25 09:46

or good news!
the boats are sold based on the design and performance -if you can cut your lead time to build from several months (like for a large Riviera) down to a few weeks you would reduce costs, increase margin, this could also allow you to drop your price which would result in more sales.

Jackfrost80's picture

Posts: 6276

Date Joined: 07/05/12

I get the feeling the gin

Fri, 2019-10-25 11:23

I get the feeling the gin palace crew would still go with glass for the aesthetics


If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

scano's picture

Posts: 1151

Date Joined: 31/05/07

Yeah pretty cool

Fri, 2019-10-25 18:07

 I been smashing out some 3D printed lures the past few months. Stickbaits, swimbaits, poppers etc. 

good for printing marlin lure heads too. 
amazing some of the things you can make, and the materials are only getting better and better. They have filament now with part aluminium, some with wood, copper etc etc. 

I reckon no dramas printing a transom strong enough to bolt outboards onto. Especially with some of the infill designs (cubic) and shapes you can print. 
you can actually already print things like minn Kota spare props, transducer brackets etc.



i just gotta a cheap china printer but it prints some reasonable quality stuff once you work out how to use it properly




Mike17's picture

Posts: 275

Date Joined: 30/06/13


Sat, 2019-10-26 09:34


If you don't mind can you PM me some info on your printer i'm keen to get one myself?




 Use The Force