We are proud to announce that the construction of hull number 1 of our Island Trail 22 design has started by boatbuilder George Blackford of Stuart, Florida and Milbridge, Maine. With a few months to go before returning to his full time work in Maine, George is hoping to get as much done as possible before returning to the project again next Fall. Once completed, the experienced yacht captain is looking forward to using his boat as she was designed, to travel along the many islands off the coast of Maine, along the Maine Island Trail.
George is proving to be one of those clients that designers dream of. He is knowledgeable, passionate about boats, but most importantly, he enjoys the journey of constructing a quality boat from his own two hands.
So, stay tuned and check back often as George continues to make good progress.
Overview of the designed construction of the Island Trail 22
Construction of George Blackford’s Island Trail 22
Planking is finished
A great view from the bow
The molds are reversed, ribbands relaid, and planking placed on the setup
The interior fiberglass is laminated to the second hull half