2020 has been a strange kind of year for most people, and it’s no different here in NZ, but it’s really hard to believe we are almost half way through September already. We have been so busy It almost seems the projects take on a life of their own, one minute we are cutting plate, and beginning the fabrication process, and before we know it, the hull is almost built, and the engineering, systems and interior fitout are taking place. So below are some photo’s showing the progress of 24m boat #1
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Circa are pleased to announce that late last week we signed a new build contract with a European client for another of our 24m Expedition Motor Yachts. Based on the existing hull form, the new vessel will have a slightly different accommodation layout, but is essentially a copy of the boat we are already building, although there will be some changes to the flying bridge area.
After all the recent uncertainty and 4-week lockdown in NZ due to Covid 19, this is welcome news for all the Circa staff & their families, and puts us a strong position for the rest of 2020 and 2021
Circa’s latest creation the brand new 13.5 m SY tender Sea Ranger being transported to the water to undergo commissioning and builder’s sea trials. Designed in NZ by Naiad design of Picton, this vessel, features the latest twin Volvo 440 hp stern drives, is fully painted and the interior fitout and specification is to the highest standard.
More pics and information will be revealed soon.
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Down in Whangarei New Zealand, we have been very busy for the past few months cutting and fabricating the first of the new Circa 24 m Expedition Motor Yachts. We thought we better start posting some information on how the process is moving along, and the progress so far. This will be the first post of what we hope is a regular series of updates covering the progress of the build… keep watching.
The first few photos were taken as the first few frames and bulkheads had been cut, these are assembled and stiffened using flat bars and T bars. Typically the plate is 5083 grade, and the extrusions 6061 T6.
This next batch of photos cover the standing of frames, bulkheads, and girders.
The following show how we form the hull plates by wheeling them in the large wheeling machine which can be seen in the back ground, this process takes great skill and knowledge by the guy operating the machine, these are large grade 5083 plates over 6 m long, almost 2 m wide, and 12mm thick and weigh over 350 kgs each.
We’ll post more pics and updates on a regular basis going forward, so keep watching.
In the meantime, If you have any questions, or need any further information please contact us by e mailing [email protected]