With the launch of the Builder Extreme 1500 3D printer last November, a new market has discovered the advantages of affordable large scale 3D printing. The luxury yacht industry is booming and bigger than ever. Before the actual luxury yacht is build, multiple prototypes are being made to satisfied the high demanding customers. With a print volume of 1100x500x820 mm, the Builder Extreme 1500 3D printer is the perfect printer to 3D print yachts. For example this yacht on the right. A 100 meter luxury yacht of 4 stories high. A regular prototype of a yacht like this costs around €15.000 and after changes the prototype is made/modified multiple times. Now, with the Builder Extreme 1500 the company is printing it’s own prototypes in PLA. The yacht is scalled to 1000 mm (scale 1:100) and is printed with Builders Dual-Feed extruder in white and black PLA. This print took 200 hours and was printed with a 0.4 mm nozzle with a layer height of 0.2 mm. To support the 4 stories, the yacht was printed with support. After removing support, the black parts became visable. The totale weight of the 3D printed yacht is 4 kg and the costs for material only are €95.