The lido deck onboard Viking Neptune is among the areas featuring Bolideck Future Teak
Synthetic applications provider Boldit supplied around 7,500 square metres of hard-wearing outdoor decking for the newest Viking ship, Viking Neptune.
The vessel was recently delivered to the cruise line after construction as completed at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard. The ship will sail itineraries across the world in a variety of climates, and therefore requires a decking solution that can withstand cold, heat, humidity, and long exposure to sunlight.
Viking chose the Bolideck Future Teak decking system, which is designed to be hard-wearing, non-slip and more lightweight and sustainably sourced than genuine teak. Bolideck Select was also used in certain areas of the ship. Bolidt installed decking in all outdoor areas including balconies, the pool area, crew deck, sports deck and Aquavit Terrace.
Bolidt’s scope of supply for Viking Neptune also included a built-in deck-heating system to prevent ice formation in cold environments, and additional sound insulation in certain areas of the vessel.
“We have worked with Viking since its foundation in 1997, so we know exactly what is expected of us when supplying decking for one of its vessels – whether it be a river ship, an exploration vessel or an oceangoing cruise ship,” said Jacco van Overbeek, director of maritime at Bolidt. “Viking places great emphasis on sustainable operations and favours simple, elegant design. Bolideck Future Teak has the look and feel of real teak but is more resilient and far less harmful to the environment, making it the ideal solution for the passenger ship sector.”
Bolidt is set to complete a further five Viking newbuild projects by the end of the year, including for Viking Neptune’s sister ship, Viking Mars.
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