Insulate deck

What is the problem?
A light deck (but also light hatches) above the engine often leaks engine noise, which means that sitting outside is often not really comfortable. The nuisance is experienced as tiring, especially on longer trips. The low-frequency sound of the engine is then mainly the source of annoyance.

What is the solution?
The best solution is to make the deck floating and to insulate it using mass (add weight).

Making the deck floatingn
For see the rafters of strips Regufoam or the alternative Agglomer. Regufoam and Agglomer Strips are resilient products that provide a break between hull and the deck (or floor). A floating deck reduces contact noise, pay attention to the edges that they do not allow water to pass through, seal well if it is an outside deck). In a finished ship it is usually not possible to make the deck floating, insulating with mass is an excellent alternative!

Insulating the floor with mass
The floor is insulated by providing it with Isomat KE or Isomat TS, adding mass ensures better sound insulation, the heavier the floor becomes, the higher the insulation value. The Isomat can be finished with, for example, plywood (the best result is achieved by gluing everything together). This is where the finishing floor comes in, such as carpeting. Both Isomat types can also be fitted directly with a floor covering, but a sandwich construction gives the best result.

Instead of Isomat you can also use Merfoplex plates as a floor, placed on Agglomer or Regufoam Strips for decoupling. Then you don't need Isomat or plywood!

All described products you need for deck insulation can be found below

  1. Isomat KE Fiber
    Isomat KE Fiber
    Sound-insulating mat
    • Heavy mass loaded vinyl
    • Noise insulation
    • To insulate lightweight floors, wall etc.

    Starting at £27.00

    (incl. tax)
  2. Isomat TS
    Isomat TS
    Insulations for light materials/wood
    • Mass loaded vinyl
    • Soundproofing homes, vessels
    • For flat surfaces

    Starting at £26.15

    (incl. tax)
  3. Polypress | Vibration isolation
    Vibration insulation acoustic foam
    • Vibration isolating foam
    • Decouples sound source
    • For floating floors

    Starting at £12.94

    (incl. tax)

Sound insulation for yacht and shipbuilding
More information about insulating yachts, ships and sloops can be found on the overview page 'Sound insulation and absorption for boat and yacht'.