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10.85 Meter Dive/Fishing Catamaran Almost Complete

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.

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Q-SPD surface drive unit

Steyr 286 Marine Diesel

Windows and doors have all been fitted.

Marine windows fitted

Cabin aft view in cockpit

10.85M Aluminum Fish/Dive Charter Catamaran

Week 9 has now passed and the major fabrication and welding work is finished. The engines have not yet arrived so we have installed the aft topsides and started the long list of small jobs to be completed.

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Side plating completed

Bow view

Stairs to flybridge

Aluminum catamaran fabrication

Side trim and engine air intake

Flybridge side

Down to forward cabin

Side trim, deck with cleat

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.
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The deck has been laid and weld slots cut for the center section above tunnel.
deck weld slots
The design is fitted with many small strengthening brackets as can be seen in the photo below.
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Below is a view of some of the interior welding.
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