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Island Trail 22 Construction – Update May 2013

Continuing his great progress, George has sent us some great shots of the cockpit layout and of the boat out of the shop with the masts in place.   Centerboard Case Centerboard is shaped, glassed, and ballasted.  Water Ballast tank … Continue reading

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The Hill 16 Construction – Update May 2013

Jason is moving quickly towards a June launch of his Hill 16 skiff.  As can be seen from the pictures, his hard work is paying off and the results are looking good.   Stay tuned for updates as the launch … Continue reading

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A 14 ft. Panga Kit And A Versatile 26 ft. Aluminum Runabout

2013 is proving to be a busy time. Besides some different contract work, we have been working on two new designs. 14′ Panga Kit With a request from a client for a low horsepower, efficient aluminum fishing skiff to be … Continue reading

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Island Trail 22 Construction Update 3

We just received some great shots of George’s Island Trail 22 build since he has returned to Florida this Winter.  He has made some great progress and hasn’t lost any of his excitement towards his project.     George has opted … Continue reading

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METS 2012- Amsterdam

The Marine Equipment Trade Show is one of the largest shows of it’s kind with almost 1300 exhibitors displaying their leisure marine equipment.  For anyone in the design, construction, or refitting of today’s boats, this show is the one to … Continue reading

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Sunset Channel 24 – Open Water Model Testing

  One of the great advantages of a hull designed with developable surfaces, like the aluminum Sunset Channel 24, is that the hull plating is easily scaled down, printed, transferred to lightweight model aircraft plywood, to create an accurate scale … Continue reading

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Impromptu Photo Shoot

At a recent visit to Quiet Waters Boatworks, we dragged Mike from Mike Phillips Photography along to get a few good shots of The Hill 16 construction.  This was no easy task as it was a small space with poor lighting … Continue reading

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4 Meter Power Tender

Our newest project is a foam core 4 meter power tender.  We were approached by a client from Australia to design a lightweight power boat to be used as a transportation tender while cruising on his lobster yacht.  The tender will … Continue reading

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Island Trail 22 Under Construction-Update

George made some excellent progress on his Island Trail 22 before heading North to Maine for the Summer.  Although he is there for work, I know he is scouting out the islands he will be sure to visit next year … Continue reading

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24′ Efficient Aluminum Power Cruiser – Design Update

Since we are getting close to starting construction drawings on our 24′ Aluminum Power Cruiser design, it seems a good time to share our progress.  In a previous post we discussed the design brief and intentions for this design and thankfully, since … Continue reading

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