The entire hull structure, including keel and support frames, of the Morningstar series of boats are made with marine grade 5083 alloy. Many similar sized boats on the market today uses the 5052 alloy. While 5052 is easier to form, 5083 offers roughly 50% higher tensile and yield strengths
Inspired by the art of origami, our patented Origrid design provides structural integrity and flexibility that surpasses all boats in its class.
We utilise high precision automatic robotic arms and welding machines in most welding processes. Every weld is our best performance.
Revolutionary Hull Structure
Different from conventional pressed or plate alloy boats, Morningstar boats are constructed with much fewer parts by adopting 3D formed single-plate bottoms, single-plate sides incorporating gunwales, and our patented Origrid stiffener system. Fewer parts means less welding and fewer weak links in the structure. Deduction is the code in reengineering Morningstar's hull structure, but there is one exception, the forefoot. The forefoot is the part that usually encounters the most impact. Morningstar boats have a double-plated forefoot. A 4mm-thick 5083 alloy formed forefoot shield is fully welded over the 3mm single-plate bottom. The 4mm shield acts not only like a bumper but also an extra structure reinforcing strength at the bow.
3D Forming Technology and Robot Welding during Construction
3D forming techniques are applied to the production of the hull plates. The forming of non-developable surfaces stretches the hull slightly in multiple directions and dramatically increases its strength. At the same time, 3D geometric shapes, such as curved surfaces, strakes, and steps, are built into the plates. These shapes are not only for style or hydrodynamic purposes, but also to increase the strength of the hardened plates further. Robots are used in most of the Morningstar boats welding jobs. The precise and consistent welding works ensure every Morningstar boat reaches its design quality.