Ingemar 4.0 promotes exclusive design of yachts thanks to technology

With a stand and a model of one of its yachts at the Barcelona International Boat Show, Ingemar CEO Clemente Lage and Alfonso HernandezThe director of Art and Technologies 4.0 showed that it already exists in the maritime sector.

Born in Vigo, Ingemar thrives on a philosophy of adapting to the client’s needs through graphic design, naval architecture, virtual reality and customization of yachts.

The two fields in which they work are recreational and professional. The process is easy for the customer, but laborious for Ingemar: interested parties transfer their requirements to the designers, and the company takes care of the rest: it creates the project in 2D and 3D, in which maximum details are taken. The boat is assembled by customer considerations and one of the shipyards they work with and distributed worldwide to reach more customers.

Once the design is prepared and approved by the customer, the production of the boat begins. As they are exclusive and unique designs, the lost mold technique is used: when manufacturing the structure, the mold is discarded.

In this way, a unique boat is achieved, although it is somewhat more expensive than the mass production of boats. „It’s like a big Ikea puzzle because you have different molds that you have to put together, and we do that because of technology,” explains Clemente Lage.

A single axle of 20 meters length is under construction
A single axle of 20 meters length is under construction

Although Ingemar works with all types of materials, boats produced in a lost mold – or one off – are made of fiberglass, which provides light and low maintenance costs throughout their useful life.

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However, the company has clear sustainability goals, and since fiberglass cannot be recycled, they have begun working with recyclable resins and fibers that use natural materials such as linen blankets or hemp instead of glass.

“The production model of this type of boats, which are exclusive to the needs of the customers, is giving us good results. Until now, we have positioned ourselves in the professional sector with boats for aquaculture, trail, deep sea and coastal fishing and other types of activities, and now we want to enter the recreational sector to create unique vessels,” concludes Clemente Lage.

The final result of one of the vessels designed by Ingemer, using one-off molds
The final result of one of the vessels designed by Ingemer, using one-off molds

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