The dive/fishing catamaran is currently having systems tested prior to launch.
Our 10.85 meter catamaran is currently having mechanical installation completed and awaiting the electrical wiring and system. Q-SPD surface drives and Steyr 286 engines have been installed. The boat also has a Fischer Panda 8000i generator, air conditioning, water maker and a WASSP marine sonar. Windows and doors have all been fitted.
We are in to week 1 of this build and yesterday had the Buddhist blessing ceremony for the boat. According to local Thai tradition this will ensure a smooth build process with safety for the workers. I guess that they feel happy in their hearts after each ceremony and to date all of our alloy builds have gone relatively smoothly with no work related accidents. This vessel will be powered by 286 HP Steyr inboard diesels coupled to Q-SPD surface drives…
Frame set-up was completed early in Week 3 and we now have all the tunnel and inner side plate fitted and tacked. Bottom plate outside up to the chine has also been fitted and tacked. We now await the first visit from the Australian surveyor and. assuming all is ok, will start fully welding the hulls inside and the main deck.