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STRATIS ICE

Game-changing weight savings, performance gains and high durability.

Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE
Doyle Stratis ICE

 Product Overview: Doyle Stratis ICE
Following years of development and beta testing on more than 100 yachts – including Team Korea (AC45), Secret Men’s Business (R/P 51), Sanya (Volvo 70) and Kenora (Wally 107) – with outstanding results, the innovative Stratis ICE was officially launched to market in August 2013.

ICE is an entirely new and unique UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) fiber, developed by the Doyle Stratis team following market demand for a creep free and highly durable sail membrane. Exclusively licensed to Doyle for marine use, it exhibits similar properties to high modulus carbon, and is a derivative of Spectra.

ICE provides weight reductions and elongation numbers equivalent to a sail made with 100 per cent standard modulus carbon, but without the durability issues that come with high carbon content laminates.

Results for ICE have shown the highest resistance to flex fatigue of any sail product, with ICE sails retaining their initial shape and speed longer than any other sail membrane. This allows the Doyle design team to engineer sails much closer to their work load, and avoid over-engineering them in anticipation of future flex fatigue. Overall this makes ICE the first realistic alternative to carbon in performance racing sails.

Main Product Benefits:

  • Low Creep
    ICE has the highest creep resistance of all UHMWPE sails: half that of a Dyneema SK78 product.
  • Lightweight
    Lightest sail for given strength when blended with carbon
    Specific gravity of just 0.97, almost half of carbon fiber’s 1.8
    Easy to handle
  • High Strength
    ICE’s initial strength is comparable to higher strength para-aramids. However, real benefits are shown after repeated flex, where ICE hardly loses any strength in comparison to others like carbon, Kevlar and Twaron which fail.
  • High Modulus
    ICE has a modulus comparable to standard modulus carbon fiber. On a weight-for-weight basis, it is higher than almost all other UHMWPE and aramid fibers. It will retain that modulus even after extended mechanical fatigue.
  • Low Crimp
    Due to the fiber construction and unique manufacturing process of Stratis, ICE fiber is laid with zero crimp, meaning that the “apparent modulus” of the fiber is 10 to 15 per cent higher than standard modulus carbon.

Membrane Structure:

Doyle Stratis ICE
Example of ICE combined with Doyle’s Ultra-Lite Taffeta, to create a light and durable sail

Who has ICE on board?
Since formal roll out, ICE has been commissioned for hundreds of yachts including:

GRAND-PRIX

  • HUGO BOSS - IMOCA 60
  • SHOCKWAVE - R/P 72
  • RIO 100 - BAKEWELL-WHITE 100
  • LEOPARD - FARR 100
  • WIRED – BAKEWELL-WHITE 52
  • CARO - BOTIN 65
  • MENACE - MC38
  • ALL SMOKE - R/P 78
  • SAGAMORE - N/M 68
  • ALIX - SWAN 90S
  • TEAM KOREA – AC45
  • SECRET MEN’S BUSINESS – REICHEL PUGH 51
  • SANYA – VOLVO 70

SUPERYACHTS

  • RED DRAGON - 53M DUBOIS
  • MARI CHA III - 44M BRIAND
  • MOONBIRD – 37M DUBOIS
  • KENORA – WALLY 107

MULTIHULL

  • ARETE - ORMA 60
  • TEAM AUSTRALIA - ORMA 60
  • TRIBE - GUNBOAT 62
  • PRANA - GUNBOAT 60

ONE-DESIGN

  • BANDIT - FARR 40
  • MAHALO - SWAN 42
  • MENACE - MC 38
  • FOG - BENETEAU 36.7
  • GRIZZLY - BENETEAU 36.7
  • PANDEMONIUM - FARR 280
  • RAMBLER - J/88

 

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