Chinese Boatbuilders??

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by sandersc, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. sandersc
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    Does anybody know about any good and reliable Chinese boat builders or shipyards we can contact in regards to building GRP sailing catamarans for the European markets

    Thanks
     
  2. Manie B
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    Although it possibly could be done i dont think it is worth it. Firstly read stranded mariners web http://strandedmariner.wordpress.com/2007/11/19/dix-43-sv-waratah/ he has got some very very interesting reading there. Secondly i have imported some compaction equipment from china during 2006 / 2007 and i know other guys that did as well - NEVER AGAIN endless **** with everything you could think of and then some more. To build a boat is 1. hull and deck = very carefull / meticilous working with resin 2. interior finish = constant supervision.

    THEY CANT DO IT - SAY I

    My 2 cents worth is that there are MANY worldclass builders in Cape Town that build floating palaces that the average South African can only dream about. If you know what you are doing and you have the right product you could do it here.

    Any way why go there they are already pouring in here, if you need them - there are thousands in Kempton Park
     
  3. Landlubber
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    Build at home, you have far better control on your product, and no Asian ******** to have to deal with.
     
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  5. CTMD
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    CTMD Naval Architect

    What size cats are you looking to build? How many?
     
  6. keanu916
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    If you want GRP rescue boat or free-falling resure boat,I can help,I am in China,and in our city we have many factory producing these GRP rescue boats.
     
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  8. sandersc
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    Guys, If I don't ask questions, I won't get answers. Thanks for al;l the comments thus far.
     
  9. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor

    I have been working in China in the marine industry for 14 years now. I decided to have my boat built in South Africa. There is one good boat builder in China, since the 80's, Seahorse Marine in Zhuhai. Problem is they are fully booked for years, so that was no option. The others? Quality is the main issue. I am a member of the Shanghai Boat and Yacht Club. We have to sail on a lake, because there is nowhere else to go at present. Some of our members have 5.8 meter open FRP boats from a company in South China. They have been building boats for almost 10 years. Their relatively simple designs still have serious quality issues. China still can not produce any high class polyester resin and gelcoat. All has to be imported for anything else than basic industrial use. So it's expensive. China does not have any boating supply chain which can deliver any quality you and I would like to have on our boat. That means all the equipment has to be imported.
    I have seen their stainless steel cleats. Looks nice, but won't hold up if put to the test. I could go on, but I won't. I will keep checking the quality in China, but right now, I am less than impressed.
     
  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    sandersc, consider Australia... visit your local Australian Embassy/consulate for info...
     
  11. zhaohuifrancis
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  12. Landlubber
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    The front page says it all!
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    zhaohuifrancis, It would be a slight help if the page was in English? - - (I will settle for American) - - most? me anyway, have disabled typefaces for languages I don't understand. mainly for convenience and to save a gross waste of time in downloading something that does not make sense as I cannot translate...
     
  14. Manie B
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  15. zhaohuifrancis
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    Sorry

    Sorry guys,I'll make our website better ,but ,you know ,it will take some time.

    So ,Can you tell me what kind of yacht you want to build, please send pictures or descriptions of the yacht to me zhaohuifrancis@163.com.

    Looking forward to cooperating with you.
     
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