We have developed a concept to help us build boats for the future by improving on fuel efficiency and production time.
Temporary Tooling is a specialist moulding tool, which allows us to provide bespoke designs and builds for clients.
It was developed and designed in-house by our experienced design and management team and means we can build a vessel the exact size and width of the customer’s operational needs.
It gives us complete flexibility – other mouldings can be produced from the same tool and it takes away the constraints of a permanent mould tool.
It can make more than one unit, allowing us to produce a series of identical boats with minimal amortisation costs, and gives us extra scope on how we laminate the structure.
We can make anything from a hull, small window surround mouldings for wind farm vessels, or mouldings for intricate electronic survey equipment.
Using temporary tooling we can also make a mould for one hull of a catamaran only and join the two components together to form the bridge decking.
Goodchild Marina Services is believed to be the first boat builder in the UK to be using this trailblazing method and we are currently experimenting with even more elaborate ways to use the tool.
Our Temporary Tooling was named the Great Business Idea winner at the 2017 Spirit of Enterprise Awards.