Juan 48's hull has been designed and computer modeled to be both handsomely styled and capable in a broad range of sea conditions. The traditional flared bow with fine entry and tumble home aft is complemented by the hydro-dynamically efficient under-body. Tooling for the entire boat was modeled and cut by a computer controlled 5-axis router creating the most air and precise parts available in the industry today.The hull is formed using a Kevlar®/E-glass and Corecell® foam core composite vacuum infused with vinyl ester resin.
Dupont Kevlar®/E-glass hybrid is used to greatly increase the strength of the hull against damage caused by impact. Our resin infusion process yields strong lightweight parts with high glass to resin ratios. The core is removed and replaced with solid glass and extra lamination in areas of major penetrations and high stress. Watertight structural bulkheads separate the hull into damage control zones with dedicated bilge pumps. Structural bulkheads are built using Corecell ®foam core with E-glass skins infused with vinyl ester resin.
Longitudinal and transverse stringers are an E-glass PVC and Corecell® foam core composite.
The swim step is built using Corecell foam core with E-glass skins infused with vinyl ester resin. The walking surface of the swim step is teak. The swim step is fastened to the hull using stainless steel fasteners and three custom stainless steel struts for support.