Lignia Yacht, an alternative to teak that won the DAME Award

Lignia Yacht, a deck covering made of Monterey pine, an alternative to teak

The British company Lignia Wood Company won an award for its alternative teak deck covering. Lignia Yacht is a natural wood modified to obtain a material presented as more durable.

A pine bridge covering made of Monterey pine

The British company Lignia Wood, specialized in the marketing of wood, has developed an alternative deck covering to teak. The company uses 22-year-old Monterey pine boards. After drying, they are treated with a resin and then heated to fix it. After processing its softwood, the manufacturer claims performance equivalent to hardwood such as Burmese teak. The final density of the Lignia Yacht is 650 kg/m3.

Durability and ease of implementation

Lignia Wood presents its product as a sustainable alternative to Burmese teak, which is involved in deforestation. The Monterey pines used come from forests that have been awarded the FSC label for their sustainable management. However, no details are provided on the resins, whose ecological aspect is not highlighted...

The Lignia Yacht has a Class 1 durability, with a minimum 50-year resistance to the effects of fungi and mould. Extensive tests and comparisons of heat behaviour were carried out in Florida. Its forming capacity is higher than Burmese teak according to the manufacturer, allowing for more varied curves.

Lignia Yacht slats are available in thicknesses from 19 to 50 mm, with widths from 52 to 150 mm and lengths from 1.80 to 4.80 m.

Recognition in boating

Launched in 2018, the Lignia Yacht range has accumulated trophies. Already a winner at IBEX, the deck covering was awarded the DAME Award 2019 in the category "Marina equipment and construction sites, materials". The wooden boat specialist Spirit Yacht chose him for the deck of the Spirit 50 CR.