2020 has been a year to remember for us all, and I think it is one most of us will be glad to see the end of. Let’s all hope 2021 will be the year the world starts to recover and rebuild.
We feel confident 2021 is going to be a great year for Circa Marine. Our team is working incredibly hard on both of the Circa 24m vessels, with hull #1 due for launch in Q1 and hull #2 later in the year. With growing interest from around the world in these boats, plus our smaller 20m option, we are certain 2021 will see us announcing more new builds of these exciting new additions to Circa’s long history of building world class aluminium boats.
So from all the team at Circa Marine we wish all our customers, owners and followers, a very happy Christmas, and a happy New Year.
Circa Marine welcomes all to view this video of our team in action, in the hope one day you may visit in person.
We are truly excited to announce the newly developed low profile sleek Circa 20m adventure cruiser. A slick looking option.
This lighter sleeker version with no flying bridge, has a greater surface area to add extended Solar capacity, and a low VCG which lends itself nicely to a kite sail system which under typical conditions could provide almost total renewable energy living and propulsion. We believe this version would prove to be a popular addition to the range of Circa Adventure Passagemaker's
Circa were recently involved in the refit of an ex commercial workboat into a luxury charter vessel. The extensive scope of work included a full strip out and refit of all the interior spaces, accommodation, helm, galley and crew quarters. We also supplied and installed new upholstered headlining’s on all decks, as well as interior and exterior tables and furniture.
All of the work was undertaken while the vessel was alongside in Whangarei NZ.
If you are looking for a full or partial refit of your vessel, look no further, we offer the full range of high quality interior and exterior improvements from design, manufacture and installation”.
Contact us now: [email protected]
The last of the main structural elements was lifted into place today on our Circa 24m hull #1. In these pictures you can see the fly bridge roof being carefully lifted and positioned before being gently lowered onto the main structure, before being welded off. In the meantime the internal fitout of systems, engineering and interior continues at pace.
We worked closely with the client and LOMOcean to create the full walk around flybridge and Portuguese bridge that is functional and created the look our client envisioned. The deck lines have changed slightly also to accomodate this walk around without compromising VCG.
Customised layout featuring FOUR cabins, utilising every inch of space to provide comfortable accommodation for the client has family and crew.A central access hallway to the engine room, accommodation cabins and day head. Dry storage, systems and forepeak storage accessible through either foredeck hatch or internally through he forward cabin.The layout changes do not stop there with further styling changes to the upper decks, this and the inspired styling will be revealed at a later date.
Circa 24m #2, Great progress only 4 months from contract signing she is really taking shape.
For further information on the Circa 24m or Circa 20m please contact us directly [email protected]
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
If you would like more information on these boats and the new 20m vessel, please contact us directly to discuss. [email protected]
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]