German teak deck specialist Wolz Nautic, whose clients include Bavaria and other high-profile mass production and superyacht builders in Europe, has been contracted with the measurement, production and installation of a new teak deck for the German Navy’s training sailing ship, the Gorch Fock II.

The historic three-masted schooner’s home port is Kiel, but it has been in Bremen recently for maintenance while Elsflether Werft overhauls the ship's stern, deck, rigging and equipment.

Wolz Nautic is also helping to reduce weight and noise. This will be done through the use of 3D milled ‘fire-protective cork’ as levelling, which also reduces the amount of teak required by 50%. In addition to significant weight and noise reductions, it also offers improved sustainability.

“We are pleased that Wolz Nautic can contribute its part to maintaining this historical sailing ship,” says managing director Michael Wolz. “We have already begun with our planning for the teak deck refit. The next step is to perform the measurements.”

Wolz Nautic specialises in ship floor coverings made of teak or plastic, as well as special solutions for the maritime sector. The company has three production locations in Germany, 110 employees and generated sales of around €10.3m in 2016.

Wolz Nautic claims to be the global leader for teak deck production.