GMT Partners with Yellowfin Custom Yachts

GMT Carbon Ladder & Yellowfin 40' RIB Tender

GMT Partners with Yellowfin Custom Yachts

GMT Composites has partnered with Yellowfin Custom Yachts in developing a carbon fiber boarding system for their 40' RIB superyacht tender. The challenge with RIBs of this size is assuring that boarding is easy and safe for the passenger due to the large diameter and height of the tube. The additional challenge, as with all things superyacht, is that the design and finish must meet the highest standards. This also needed to be a modular design to break down for storage within the RIB with a maximum height of only 14".

The RIB tube is 24" in diameter which sits on top of the bulwark. The ladder attaches via two locking deck sockets, and arches over the tube. It has a modular out-board swim/dive ladder section and removable carbon hand rails on both sides. Stairs treads are made from solid teak. The primary goals were safety, function, and aesthetics. Each ladder is custom painted to match the color scheme of the tender and yacht. The ladder design was done in close cooperation with Yellowfin Custom sales manager, Dean Maggio, who is also a current superyacht captain.

The first ladder in this series was shipped at the beginning of this year, and was already featured in celebrity press showing Selma Hayek and Fran├žois-Henri Pinault boarding the Yellowfin tender via the GMT ladder while on holidays. A second ladder has already shipped for the next 40' RIB in production, with plans for more of the RIB tenders in the coming year. Yellowfin Custom Yachts is a part of the successful Yellowfin Yachts which makes fishing boats from 17' to 42'.

http://www.gmtcomposites.com/gmt-custom-carbon-boarding-systems

http://www.yellowfinyachts.com/rhib40.html