Aluminium

Alloy construction

Completion

Completion

Loading, Transportation and Launching The new yacht is lifted with the expert assistance of two work colleagues who were kind enough to also bring the lifting gear. A trailer is wheeled underneath. The boat leaves the yard with its new antifouling. Yes, the unusual staying arrangement was extremely effective and stable: supported by physics, not […]

Appendages

Appendages

Construction of the appendages was placed in the harder basket and deferred until the hull had been built. This was also good work for the winter, when working with filler is slow and painting is not really possible due the colder temperatures. Keel Construction The keel foil – easy to make – was built as […]

Shell Finishing

Shell Finishing

This page deals with completing the exterior shell and painting. All of the deck hardware had to be fitted before being removed again for painting. Backing plates were added inside as required. The steering vane and stainless railing were fitted. The deck plane was eventually sandblasted, sealed and faired, just like the hull earlier. Epoxy […]

Shell Construction

Shell Construction

This section covers the construction of the aluminium hull and deck, starting with the fabrication of the frames. The frames were built by welding pre-bent aluminium T extrusions into CNC-cut floors. Each frame was manufactured on top of a full-scale drawing on a table with a precision tolerance better than 1 millimetre. T extrusions were […]

Construction

Construction

Construction of the sloop Nordkyn started in June 2004 after erecting a lean-to, 17 metres long and 7 metres wide, alongside an existing building and workshop to house the project. This temporary structure was destroyed in 2007 when the adjacent 120-year old brick building was blown down and totally destroyed by the wind in a storm […]