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]