Designed by Henry Millington in collaboration with Blue Water Boats, the vessel is primarily designed for commercial, diving, angling or offshore applications, combining speed with stability for a comfortable ride in rougher sea conditions. The first Bluewater 31 is being used as a security boat during the London 2012 Olympic Games for the sailing races being held at Weymouth. The Bluewater 31's composite deck and hull were moulded using Scott Bader’s Lloyds-approved Crystic® 2.446PALV resin in combination with dark blue Crystic 65PA gel-coat for the hull.
For the white deck and wheelhouse of the Bluewater 31, Crstic Permabright, Scott Bader’s marine approved D-Iso/NPG colour change resistant gel-coat, was used.
|We have been amazed by the significantly brighter and glossier finish we can achieve with Crystic Permabright, which has also been easy to handle in production. We have confidence in the product quality and long term performance of this new Scott Bader gel-coat to help keep Bluewater boats looking good for longer.
|Gary Wiltshire, director and co-founder, Blue Water Boats
Independent 12 month Florida UV weathering tests obtained by Scott Bader have demonstrated that a white or cream Crystic Permabright D-Iso/NPG polyester gel-coat is able to provide two times better colour stability than the next best in class Iso/NPG gel-coat and four times better than a standard isophthalic gel-coat. It has now been specified by Blue Water Boats for all white and cream hulls and decks as part of their quality improvement focus.
The roof of the Bluewater 31 wheelhouse is bonded on using Scott Bader's Crestabond® M1-30, primer-less methacrylate structural adhesive. According to Wiltshire, Blue Water Boats has been able to save costs and achieve a stronger wheelhouse structure by using Crestabond instead of multiple mechanical fastenings with a flexible gap filler.