The October 2019 issue of Seahorse Magazine came out yesterday (3 September 2019) - and it features the Rapido range of trimarans which are built by Triac Composites - and refers to Triac's capability:
"Among the modern equipment at Triac’s 3000 m2 facility in Ho Chi Minh City is a seven-axis KUKA robot mounted on a 23-metre track for milling complex tooling moulds. This is in addition to other CNC machinery, an 8.5 metre autoclave and other equipment that makes Triac a regional leader in the production of complex composites.
"The factory is on a river with direct access to the sea so boats of any size can be sailed away.
" ‘We use pre-preg carbon for the high-strength parts such as the cross beams (which are cured in the autoclave), chainplates and bulkheads,’ says Koch. ‘The cross beams are tapered on the ends so assembly is easy, the fit in the main hull is perfect and it’s strong as hell.’ '
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On the March, Seahorse magazine, October 2019
One and one is three, Sailing Anarchy, 22 September 2019.