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Stay up to date with our latest project, building a 24m Expedition Motor Yacht in Whangarei, New Zealand.

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Won’t be long till she gets wet, the antifoul process starts soon.

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Galley almost complete & mostly covered by protective coverings.

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Saloon Glass installed and Helm Structure in place.

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Mid Electrical locker well under way. This will be the primary electrical control hub

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Once the Services are completed the finished panels will be re-installed.

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Still a little way to go on the flybridge, but some good progress happening.

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It doesn't look like it, but the gantry crane clears the roof by only 15mm. Deck tread due to start next week.

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Fitting of Engines, Genset, Watermaker, Hot water, plumbing, and electrical, whilst providing reasonable access always presents a challenge requiring experience & careful planning.

February Newsletter

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As with most manufacturers that design and build their own products, we sometimes say to ourselves,  ‘What if”  and that’s exactly what happened when we recently reconfigured the Circa 20m boat as a low profile option, so we thought, What if we applied the same low profile lines for the Circa  24m as the Circa 20m Adventure Cruiser, and so, we did...

We are happy with the look of the boat, lowering of the VCG and air draft and the option of adding a small option flybridge if desired creating an exceptionally stable and safe platform. 

Here at Circa Marine we have come to realise there are many different preferences and design priorities in the the passage-making community and vessel owners, whilst maintaining our core design we can offer quite a variation of design parameters to meet the needs of a wide range of sailors.

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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.

 

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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

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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]

 

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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.

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New Look Flybridge - Personalised Layout

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]

 

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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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If you would like more information on these boats and the new 20m vessel, please contact us directly to discuss. [email protected]

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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

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A big milestone reached down in NZ, as the house top is lifted onto the hull of the new Circa 24m Expedition Motor Yacht

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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.

Contact [email protected] for further information

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