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Aluminum catamarans progress Week 4

The first catamaran is now well fabricated and full welding of plate interior has started. We leave the side plates off until the keel, bottom plates and chine have been fully welded inside. Boats #2 and #3 are currently having frames set up with fabrication planned to start next week. The deck has been laid and weld slots cut for the center section above tunnel. The design is fitted with many small strengthening brackets as can be seen in the…

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Aluminum Catamaran Progress Week 3

Fabrication work for the Dive version of our 10.85M aluminum catamaran is now around 70% complete and full welding has started. Main deck is partially laid and tacked in place and tunnel plate has been fitted and also tacked. The main deck is laid and tacked so as it acts as a stiffener during full welding of hull plate and frames. Our current price for this aluminum catamaran set-up for diving is 7 million Thai Baht, for orders of more…

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10.85M Aluminum Catamarans Construction

Keels are laid for all three boats and construction of the first is moving at a good pace. Most of the hull fabrication is complete and full welding has started.  The bow view below gives an idea of the strength being built in to these boats.Here is a view through the tunnel showing  main hull frames and wave breaker.These three boats will be powered with twin 250HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboards and one vessel will be used for diving, the second…

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Buddhist Keel Laying Ceremony for 3 Aluminum Catamarans

Construction of the three aluminum catamarans is now officially underway following a traditional Buddhist keel laying ceremony at our Sattahip factory last Sunday.  The ceremony aims to help make construction proceed as smoothly as possible and is taken very seriously by the Thai staff. ‘Sabai Jai’ or ‘good feeling in the heart’ is assured for everyone involved when the ceremony is performed properly. Fire crackers are lit and go off with extreme noise to frighten away any bad spirits which…

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