Excellent strength to weight. An all-purpose grade used in multiple industries
High-temperature resistant core suitable for prepreg applications
High-performance core for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls
Superior strength to weight. Used in multiple industries, including wind and marine
A PET core with excellent FST properties used in transport and construction industries
A recyclable core material used in a variety of applications such as domes and claddings
Well-suited for use as local inserts in the way of fittings, either tapped or bolted through
A thermoplastic core material designed to increase performance and decrease weight
An aerospace core available with comprehensive quality documentation and traceability
A sandwich core with excellent FST properties, suitable in commercial aircrafts interiors
Core material for subsea applications, used from sea level to 700 meters depth
A deep-water subsea syntactic foam used for depths from 700 to 10,000 meters
A core with excellent insulation properties, for low and cryogenic temperatures
Used in marine and wind applications in combination with foam
A selection of the most widely used and preferred finishing options
The increasing need for fast, highly responsive and durable craft to work in tandem with larger patrol vessels involved in fisheries protection, antismuggling and counter piracy operations has created a substantial growth opportunity for Goldfish Boat AS, one of Norway’s leading builders of high performance powerboats and RIBs. This year, more than half of the company’s production is destined for commercial and naval patrol operations. Its largest single customer is the Royal Norwegian Navy. Such is the design of its RIBs that they are equally suitable for service in areas as diverse as the Arctic Circle and the much warmer waters of the Gulf of Aden.
Founded in 1991 by Pål Sollie, Goldfish's
initial aim was to produce ‘hand crafted’
sports utility boats that offered racing
performance. Prior to the foundation of Goldfish Pål had been heavily involved in both building and racing offshore powerboats.
In addition to being Norwegian offshore racing champion he also came second in the 1991 4-litre world championships.
His first creation was a 4.9-meter (16 ft.)
centre console, which met with widespread
acclaim. This was quickly followed by a
9.1-meter (30 ft.) center console – the
largest center console ever produced in
Scandinavia. In 1999, Pål Sollie took his
Goldfish concept to a new level by introducing
a 9.8-meter (32 ft.), full-blooded
2001 saw the launch of Goldfish’s first
RIB creation. Today the Goldfish range
comprises sport cruisers, centre consoles
and RIBs ranging from 6.7 to 11 meters
(23-36 ft.). One third of the company’s pleasure
boat production goes to the super yacht
market, where the RIBs serve as tenders.
Such is the demand for the Goldfish
range that the company has moved to a
new shipyard in the old sailing ship port
of Son, some 50 kilometers south of Oslo.
All boats in the Goldfish range make
use of sandwich composites
based on Diab cores. A variety of manufacturing
processes are used including
hand laminating, vacuum bagging
and infusion. In addition to supplying
core materials, Diab also partners with
Goldfish to provide structural design
and process optimisation services.
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Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over sixty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transport, aerospace and industry.
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