Bolidt deck systems called to the test from the subarctic to the tropics.
Dutch resin specialist Bolidt has announced it has supplied around 7,500m2 of decking for the latest Viking Cruises ship Viking Neptune.
The 227m newbuild all-veranda ship offers cruises around the globe, including harsher environments such as sub-Arctic Scandinavia and tropical Latin America, so the outdoor decking must be able to withstand vast temperature and weather differences.
Bolidt believes its resins are up to the job, and it would appear that Viking agrees, having hired the firm to supply its decking systems on all of its river, ocean and expedition cruise vessels.
For Neptune, Bolidt’s Future Teak has been installed to cover all outdoor areas including the balconies, pool area, crew deck and sports deck.
“Viking Neptune is built for global cruising, and its varied itineraries will take it to all four hemispheres, through a range of weather conditions and to some of the warmest and coolest waters worldwide,” says Bolidt. “Hardwearing and UV-resistant decking is essential to meet such extremes.”
Viking Neptune also has a built-in deck-heating system to prevent ice formation and additional sound insulation.
Viking and Bolidt have a longstanding relationship and have worked together at shipyards all over the world. Bolidt is set to finalise another five newbuild projects for Viking by the end of the year, including Viking Mars.