This month, as the yacht really takes shape, the end of the build is firmly in sight! One of the major milestones of the build is the bonding of the deck to the hull. Focus now moves to the interior fit-out…
After the dry fit and trim last month, the deck is now ready to be bonded to the hull and is lifted into position. Note the starboard side dedicated life raft locker.After the dry fit and trim last month, the deck is now ready to be bonded to the hull and is lifted into position. Note the starboard side dedicated life raft locker.
Structural epoxy is mixed and applied at the bond between the hull and deck.
The deck is carefully lowered into place and checked.
The yacht is really starting to take shape and looks superb with the deck now in place.
All bulkheads are bonded and laminated to the deck now creating a very strong structure. All bulkheads are GRP closed cell foam core, which provides extra strength and improved insulation compared with ply.
The forward lazarette/forecabin bulkhead is sealed and watertight. Watertight glands are used at the point where the bow thruster, windlass and navigation light’s cabling penetrate.
The aft lazarette/master cabin bulkhead is also sealed and watertight.
In the carpentry workshop, the team continues to build the interior furniture, now focusing on the forecabins. Note the high level of detail on the inside concave shape of the fiddle rail.
Each cabin is mocked up to ensure consistency with the shop floor drawings.
Great design combined with excellent carpentry skills allows us to increase storage capacity to maximise all available space. These are cabinets with angled drawers.
In the paint/varnish workshop, panelling for the saloon and master cabin is ready to be taken to the yacht.