Eliminating soleboard rattles
There’s not a lot of point in making your superyacht’s hull resonance-free if your floorboards and panels rattle. A superyacht has acres of boards, all of which will need to be lifted at some stage to access cable runs, so they have to remain relatively loose.
To get around this rattling problem, and to add even more soundproofing, most superyacht builders will ‘float’ the entire cabin on a closed cell foam that is available in self adhesive strips. This is painstakingly laid across all of the metal support beams above a metal deck. The deck voids and wall cavities are filled with Rockwool or foam before being criss-crossed with pipes and cables. The cabin becomes a ‘box within a box.’
long strips of green Silomar foam are being laid across the metal beams of this superyacht’s floor. these strips will minimize any vibration and stop the boards vibrating and acting like a giant plywood speaker