Procedures

Here is a breakdown of how our boats are built

Stage 1 – Moulding

  • Mould is waxed and prepared
  • Tape is applied to create a break line if the hull is to be widened
  • Colored gel coat of choice is applied
  • Tape is removed while gel coat is still wet, to make break point for widening of hull
  • The skin coat is applied
  • If necessary, the hull is altered – one mould serves for many hull sizes
  • Fibreglass laminates are applied by hand to meet the required amount depending on the size of hull to be built
  • Laminates are rolled out to remove bubbles or voids
  • When hull halves are complete with appropriate laminates they are butted together and joined using fibreglass laminates
  • Solid beam is embedded from skeg to main bulkhead area and beam is fibreglassed over
  • Hull is released from the mould – A boat is born!
  • Clean up and cosmetic adjustments are completed

Stage 2 – Outfitting & Finishing

  • Hull bottom is sanded and anti-fouling paint applied below waterline
  • Bulkheads and framing are put in place and bulkheads are fibreglassed
  • Fish hold area is insulated if requested
  • Gel coat is applied to completed bulkheads and framing
  • Gel coat is applied to completed bulkheads and framing
  • Engine beds, fuel and water tanks are constructed
  • Hydraulic tanks and other under deck components are installed
  • Fuel tanks are secured and venting is prepared prior to deck completion
  • Beam and carlings are through bolted and/or drift pinned to each other and to deck shelves
  • Hydraulics and fuel lines are installed
  • Shaft tunnel is prepared
  • Stern post, shaft tunnel and rudder area are measured, sized and prepared
  • Shaft holes are cut and stern post is prepared to set cutlass bearing
  • Shaft, propeller, rudder and if requested propeller cage or protector are installed
  • Engine and hydraulic keel cooling pipes are made and prepared for installation
  • Cooling pipes are installed under hull and connected to systems
  • Battery banks are completed; Electrical systems are started
  • Hydraulic systems are connected
  • Engine components are completed; Exhaust is installed
  • Forward deck and wheelhouse floors are fibreglassed
  • Main deck is fibreglassed
  • Wheelhouse is constructed using solid plywood and beams or sandwich core
  • Wheelhouse is fibreglassed, faired, sanded and gel coated
  • Boat name and port of registry are applied
  • Exhaust tunnels are completed
  • Doors, windows, access ports, vents and safety equipment are installed
  • Fishing gear is mounted, based on the preference of the customer
  • Electrical wiring and mechanical systems are completed
  • Helm and controls are mounted
  • Galley and mess are custom built to customer’s choice
  • Head and/or shower rooms are completed
  • Wheelhouse deck head (ceiling) is prepared after running of electrical, and other components are installed
  • Boat is removed from shop for completion of mast, booms, “A” frames, etc.
  • Engine is prepared for start-up
  • All components are filled with fluids and checked for leaks in preparation for sea trials
  • Final touch ups and adjustments are done to galley, mess and wheelhouse
  • Electronics are completed and readied for trials
  • Electronics are completed and readied for trials
  • Final adjustments are made to all components and final check list is reviewed to ensure all systems are ready for sea trials

Stage 3 – Launch & Trials

  • Thorough sea trials are conducted
  • Engine is started, and all operating systems are checked in preparation for launch
  • Our Quality Inspection Program ensures all systems are completely checked – above deck, below deck, and mechanical
  • Thorough sea trials are conducted
  • Transport Canada Ship Safety Inspector makes final inspection sea trials