Gliding silently over the water
Highly efficient sound insulation in ship and yacht building
For passengers boats and ships are places to relax from everyday life - no matter whether cruise liners, sport boats, mega yachts or ferries. Engine noise disturbs the calm atmosphere on the water. The noise level caused by Diesel engines can be extreme. The solution to get it under control is an efficient sound insulation with aixFOAM acoustic systems directly in the engine compartment.
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  1. Heavy foam absorption panel - SH0081 - with surface foil SH0081
    Heavy foam - absorption panel with surface lamination
    • Rectangular acoustic plate with silvery smooth surface
    • Oil resistant membrane
    • Multicolored absorption core
    • Suitable for a wide variety of applications, e.g. Engine enclosures, ventilation ducts, boat ...
  2. Absorption Panel - SH0011 - Plane SH0011
    Flexible flat sound insulation mats
    • Rectangular plate with flat surface
    • Breitbandabsorber
    • Colour: anthracite
    • Suitable for sound absorption. In the fields of mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, machine housings
  3. Absorption Foam - SH0061 - Felt Lamination SH0061
    Absorption foam with acoustic felt lamination
    • Rectangular acoustic panel with robust textile surface lamination
    • Textile color black / absorption foam in anthracite
    • Suitable for use e.g. In mechanical engineering, for claddings, cabins, engine rooms, tri...
  4. Absorption Panel - SH0021 - Convoluted Foam SH0021
    Acoustic convoluted foam for industrial sound protection
    • Industry standard for noise reducing foam
    • Rectangular plate with convoluted profile ("egg crate pattern")
    • Colour: anthracite
    • Versatile, e.g. For machine housings, motors, electronic devices, compre...
  5. Heavy Foam Absorption Panels - SH0071 SH0071
    Heavy Foam Absorption Panel
    • Rectangular plate with flat surface
    • Multicolored gray foam
    • For various fields of application, e.g. Machine housing, insulation of motors, engine rooms, machine insulation
  1. Acoustic foam with flat surface (SH0011 MH) SH0011 MH
    Highly effective sound insulation with duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular plate with homogeneously porous surface
    • Extraordinary heat and / or flame resistance according to DIN4102 B1
    • Chemically resistant
    • Available in white gray and dark gray
    • gSuitable for...
  2. Convoluted foam sound insulation (SH0021 MH) SH0021 MH
    Highly effective convoluted foam made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular acoustic plate with homogeneously porous surface with knurled profile
    • Exceptional heat and flammability according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Chemically resistant
    • Avail...
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Sound protection in ship building

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Our experts' advice

  • For an efficient sound insulation in engine rooms our Heavy Foam Absorption Panel with surface foil are particularly suitable.
  • You can easily install our absorber panels by using our self-adhesive equipment.
  • Ask us for our various surface lamination possibilities.
  • If you have any questions, please, contact us at any time.

Whoever drives a boat expects a relaxing atmosphere. It's unimportant whether it's a cruise ship, a sport boat, a mega yacht, or on ferries. If the engine of the ship creates an intolerable noise, the romance of seafaring is soon over. Diesel engines for ships frequently create substantial noise levels, requiring effective yacht engine insulation. Moreover, acoustic isolation and engine bay soundproofing, which are essential for optimal and comfortable travelling, are often neglected for space and weight reasons.

The so-called "hard materials" used in modern boat building promote sound formation and propagation, and make engine bay insulation and boat damping in general indispensable. This applies not only to cruise ships and river cruisers on which the passengers want to relax, but also to research ships, container ships and tankers.

If engine noise becomes a problem, the power supply must be encased with insulating material. The aixFOAM membrane absorbers are particularly well suited for this. It has outstanding shipbuilding insulation properties. The heavy foam is provided with surface lamination consisting of thin special foil, which protects the sound-absorbing core against oil, dirt and splashing water, and also functions as a vibrating membrane. The membrane absorber may be supplemented with aixFOAM acoustic heavy foil, which improves the frequency response and thus the vibration sensitivity of the materials, due to its high density.

Noise protection in yacht construction

In yacht construction, materials like glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRP), steel, aluminium, wood, and in extremely rare cases, reinforced cement mortar, are usually used. The yacht's construction, design, equipment, mechanism, and especially the engine mostly depend on where and how often it will be used.

Yachts used in the European Union must comply with the CE-standard, which also regulates the noise output of individual structures. The increasing importance of yacht insulation, however, isn't due to this reason alone. The more luxurious a motor-yacht is, the more the users value adequate sound insulation for their marine engines, yacht engine soundproofing and a low noise level in general.

Since the material that is used substantially influences the propagation of sound, the engine room of the yacht should be isolated accordingly, so that reflections are mostly avoided or prevented completely by yacht and boat engine bay soundproofing and general boat engine soundproofing. For this, coating all sound-reflecting surfaces with adequate sound insulation material is indispensable. Membrane absorbers have excellent absorption characteristics, and are therefore optimally suited to guarantee as comprehensive an absorption spectrum as possible, and to ensure an efficient ferry, pleasure craft and yacht isolation.

Effectively improve shipbuilding sound protection

From the first draft to setting a boat in the water often takes years of consideration and planning. Elegant designs must ultimately be not only fast and streamlined, but also contain successful soundproofing for boat engines, acoustic ship insulation and yacht quieting. Therefore, additional steps for insulation and soundproofing in the shipbuilding sector are often necessary. aixFOAM improves the ship's insulation with soundproofing solutions, and is thus a qualified partner of ship planner and builder.

aixFOAM soundproofing products were developed especially for use in building ships and yachts, offering effective acoustic insulation even for the most demanding engine concepts. Thus, owing to its many years of experience with engine room ship sound insulation, aixFOAM is a first-class partner of every naval architect partner, partner ship designer or shipbuilding engineer.