Wolz Nautic delivers a new teak deck for Gorch Fock II
The market leader for ship floor coverings, Wolz Nautic from Gaukönigshofen in lower Franconia, has been contracted with the measurement, production and installation of a new teak deck for the training sailing ship of the German Navy, the “Gorch Fock II”.
The world-renowned three-masted schooner’s home port is Kiel. It has been in Bremen for maintenance for a while, and is being overhauled by the Elsflether Werft on the stern, deck, rigging and equipment. In addition to outer repairs, the German Navy is also setting new standards for ship safety. Among other things, it is improving capsizing safety, communications equipment and life-saving equipment.
In addition to these aspects, it is using innovative products from Wolz Nautic from Gaukönigshofen to reduce weight and noise. This is done through the use of 3D milled “fire-protective cork” as levelling. Also, the use of teak is reduced by half thanks to this innovative system from lower Franconia. In addition to significant weight and noise reductions, it also offers improved sustainability.
“We are pleased that Wolz Nautic can contribute its part to maintaining this historical sailing ship,” said Wolz Nautic’s Managing Director, Michael Wolz. “We have already begun with our planning for the teak deck refit. The next step is to perform the measurements. Technicians who are interested and would like to work with us can give us a call,” said Wolz. The expanding market leader for pre-fabricated ship decks has a high need for staff; open positions are described on its website www.wolznautic.de/karriere
Image: Wolz Nautic from Gaukönigshofen is delivering the new teak deck for the training sailing ship, the Gorch Fock II. Photo: picture alliance / dpa / ZB.
Wolz Nautic has three production locations in Germany, 110 employees and a turnover of about 10.3 million euro in 2016; it is the global leader in the area of teak deck production.
Founded at the end of the 1920’s of the last Century as a carpentry shop for high-value furniture construction, Wolz Nautic has been active since the 1980’s in the area of producing pre-fabricated ship floor coverings. Wolz Nautic’s main products are ship floor coverings made of teak or plastic, as well as special solutions for the maritime sector. In addition to customers such as Bavaria Yachtbau in Giebelstadt, Wolz Nautic delivers to most of the largest shipyards in production ships and mega-yachts in Europe. Wolz Nautic is particularly known for its innovative products and approaches, as well as its market capabilities as an innovation and technology leader in the maritime industry.
Wolz Nautic’s corporate culture values assuming responsibility. Fair collaboration with staff and suppliers, gentle work with resources as well as its corporate strategy focusing on sustainability are important factors in Wolz Nautic’s business mission.
For further information: www.wolznautic.de
Wolz Nautic is part of the working group Arbeitsgruppe Deutsche Yachten – Superyacht Germany. This is made by a number of select German companies that are active in the build and equipping of yachts of more than 30 metres in length. This working group is part of the German Boat and Shipbuilder’s Trade association DBSV (Deutscher Boots- und Schiffbauer-Verband) in which all relevant companies of the German yachting industry are organised. The aim of the group is to promote yacht-building in Germany and inform about the many services and resources that Germany has to offer this industry. www.deutsche-yachten.de
Press Contact Superyacht Germany: Detlef Jens [email protected]
Press contact Wolz Nautic GmbH & Co. KG: André Hofmann, Head of Marketing & Sales Series Yachts
phone: +49 9337 9809 17, fax: +49 9337 9809 10, mobile: +49 160 978 29 772
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