Crash safe bulbs
When a large sailing yacht meets the event of a grounding there is a certain large amount of energy that has to be wasted.
As well known, the same happens in every case of crash concerned different kind of vehicles. The crash-safe bulb engineered by APM can absorb the most part of the mentioned energy generating strength peaks that only have the 50% of the usual predicted value.
This means that the structural damages will be 10 times lower, as well as the injuries risk.
The APM bulb achieves this result by means of a bow nose realized in a special lead alloy, more malleable than usual, and provided with appropriates void areas; these features allows the bulb nose to squash (to crash) gradually, transmitting strength peaks considerably lower than the standard bulbs.