What you need to know about the new ‘Above Deck’ sailing boat
In May, a new, $300 million floating decking and gazego for the U.S. Navy’s new flagship, the USS John F. Kennedy, was unveiled at Newport News, Virginia.
The decking is made of “floating plywood” with a “high performance, high density laminate composite” and “will be able to withstand a 1,000-foot hurricane surge.”
The deck gazecat is made from a “bamboo composite composite” with “high-strength composite materials.”
The vessel has been in dry dock for four months, with the last of the deck gating installed in April.
In September, the Navy ordered another deck gazer.
It will be built by L-3 Global, a Florida-based firm with a history of producing floating and structural decks for Navy ships.
A recent study found that the company has a “strong track record” of making decking for both Navy and commercial vessels.
“L-3 has proven that it can deliver innovative solutions to military and commercial needs,” the company said in a statement.
“Its experience and expertise with deck design, construction, and maintenance for ships, helicopters, and other platforms will allow L-2 to lead the industry in future projects, and to be the lead contractor for major construction projects in the future.”
“L3 has demonstrated that it is able to deliver innovative, high-quality, low-cost solutions to Navy and military requirements,” L-5’s CEO, James C. Miller, said in an interview with The Atlantic in March.
The company has been building floating decks for U.N. warships since at least 2012, and it has a contract with the U