The Open60AAL was designed by Sedlacek’s company, Innovation Yachts, using volcanic material called Filava.
The Open60AAL sailboat is built from volcanic lava with a balsa wood core, it is lighter and stronger than traditional carbon fiber yachts.
Filava is a material that improves carbon fiber, has a higher density, is much cheaper and highly resistant to natural elements such as sun damage and humidity.
It is made of enhanced volcanic rock filaments formed through a molten mass, to which hot lava is then added and vitrified by cooling. It is manufactured in sheets like fiberglass.
The Open60AAL will also be lighter than a similarly sized carbon fiber sailboat. The 60-footer, which has been in production since 2016, is stable, lightweight, and fast enough to navigate, even in low wind.
She is 100% recyclable, a far cry from traditional fiberglass composite boats, which are not recyclable and end up in landfills.
The volcanic rock is processed into fibers. These fibers are turned into Filava mats which are then used to shape the boat. At the end of the ship’s life cycle, it is shredded and turned into industrial panels to make new products
The Open60AAL is powered by two Oceanvolt electric motors, powered by sails that act as a hydraulic generator while sailing. Energy is also generated by solar panels, so the ship will be self-sufficient.
Length: 18.28 m
Beam: 5.82 m
Displacement: 9,500 kg
Draft: 4.50 m
Height: 29.00 m
Material: volcanic fiber
Full saber mainsail: 170 m²
Great Gennaker: 400 m²
Average Gennaker: 300 m²
Little Gennaker: 200 m²
Code 0: 140 m²
Genoa: 120 m²
Solent: 110 m²
Stay sail: 35 m²
Storm boom: 20 m²
Motor / Power
2 x OCEANVOLT SD10: 10KW
8 x Solar panels installed: 400W
2 x Portable Solar Panels: 100W
Architecture / Design
Concept and Design : Norbert Sedlacek Koch, Marion Koch
Architectur : Marion Koch, Vincent Lebailly