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Bolidt's got Viking's ocean ships covered

Bolidt's got Viking's ocean ships covered
Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems his supplying decking and flooring for Viking Cruises' 47,800gt Viking Star, due for delivery in 2015 and sister ship, Viking Sky, scheduled for delivery in 2016, as well as options on a further two ocean-going vessels.

'Viking Cruises has a long tradition of working with Bolidt through our extensive ‘Longship’ river cruise program,” says Richard Goodwin, vp engineering, Viking Cruises.  'Bolidt has shown a willingness to adapt to our requirements and has always provided a quality product, and for this reason we are happy to continue this relationship on our new fleet of luxury cruise ships currently building in Italy.'
 
The interior design of Viking Star, from London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, offers a modern and contemporary feel and will feature Bolideck® Future Teak, an environmentally-friendly, slip-resistant and cost-effective alternative to traditional teak in the ‘Wintergarden’ as well as on all outdoor decks, balconies and terraces.  

The choice of this sustainable product supports the overall environmentally-conscious design of the 47,800gt vessel, which will feature a hydro-dynamically streamlined hull and bow and be fitted with energy-efficient engines to maximise fuel efficiency. The vessel will also feature equipment to minimise exhaust pollution.
 
Bolideck® Select Soft will be used for areas such as the sportsdeck and jogging track. This system has been specifically developed for its sound attenuation qualities, combined with ease of maintenance and durability.
 
'Bolidt has delivered its decking solutions to some of the highest profile cruise ship operators in the industry and is extremely pleased to be selected to partner Viking as they extend their business into the ocean cruise sector,' says Jacco van Overbeek, Bolidt director maritime division. 

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