Looking for Boatbuilder for aluminum sailboat - Canada

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Erik, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. Erik
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    Erik New Member

    I wonder anyone can help me but I am looking for a reliable boatbuilder anywhere in Canada (but I would prefer in the eastern part ) able to built a 10,5 to 12 meter sailboat in aluminium. I have been searching for a while on the Net without real success.

    Thank you,
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Contact John Meisner at ABCO Ltd., Lunenburg, NS 902-634-8821
    website www.abco.ca
     
  3. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    Try also http://www.kanteryachts.com/

    I'm sure there are others as well. Check with yacht designers Steve Killing (associated with Proteus Engineering), Bruce Kirby, or Rob Ball of Edson Steering.
     
  4. Guest

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    East Isle Marine in Georgetown PEI is a shipyard that normally does big stuff (government, commercial, etc.) but is a specialist in aluminum construction and have on senior staff Mr. James McConnell, who built ally yachts in Ontario as McConnell Yachts, then built the America's Cup boat True North in a partnership with Bob Crockett at Crockett-McConnel Inc. in Nova Scotia. With him running the show, I'm certain EIM has the capabilities to undertake your project.
     
  5. Stephen Ditmore
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    Looks like there are some good leads here, Erik. Allow me to also note that there are some top notch hydro labs in Canada, most notably IMD. People there might be able to give you additional guidance. See http://wwwvl.naoe.ish.dtu.dk/Universities.htm for links.

    You might also ask Kevin Milne at http://www.marsmetal.com/

    I'd love to hear more as your project develops!

    Stephen
     
  6. Guest

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    Sail Tech Yachts

    I saw a segment on TV, where they use one long, flat, developed sheet of aluminium on each side of the hull. They then pulled the sheets into shape over a wooden set of hull sections and welded the sheets together. Using this method, they needed minimum fairing and welding to create a round bilge hull and said they could build a 45ft hull, deck and bulkheads in 3days and at 40% less than a normal aluminium built boat (Don't quote me on these exact figures.).
    I think they were in Vancover.
     
  7. Jeff
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  8. Chris Aslin
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    Chris Aslin New Member

    Aluminum Boatbuilding

    I build custom boats in aluminum to a very high standard. My latest project was a 40 ' displacement powerboat. I have produced many excellent vessels both power and sail. Pictures are available. The boats I build are very fair and require a minimum of fairing material to achieve a high standard of finish. This can be a big problem with many builders, I have developed a system of manufacture that requires patience and knowledge but results in a superior product. Please e-mail to discuss your requirements.
     
  9. glugglugglug
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    glugglugglug New Member

    boat builders

    Hi there I'm a aluminum boat designer here on the west coast. There are quite a few aluminum boat builders out here, most are stuck in the grove there in ie. power boats. There is a small company who seem to be willing to do sail or any thing else. I have done some drawing for them they are ironwoodboats.com they are located in the Lower main land BC. I'm not sure you want to go this far a feald to get you boat done but who knows.
    Perry
     
  10. Martijn
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    Martijn New Member

    Aluminum sailboat questions

    Hello Erik

    I am having the same problem in finding a reliable boatbuilder (Aluminum). I am also looking to have a 10 to 13 meter Aluminum sailboat built. Would you be able to guide me to the right people? Any help is greatly appreciated. Did you end up building one yourself?

    If you can give me a call at 416 822 2621 or email me at martijn@showcasedepot.com.

    Regards,

    Martijn van der Schoot



     
  11. lazeyjack

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    I can help

    see my alloy boats in gallery under lazeyjack
    email me at hearnyacht@iprimus.com.au
    I,ve had my own company building yachts in this medium since 85
    regards Stu
     
  12. lazeyjack

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    alloy boats yachts

    developed shapes maybe
    you pull any shape into a alloy sheet even slightly compound without forming by wheels or rolls and when you hit it with the welder it.ll collapse in the immediate weld area because of the released tension
    there are no shortcuts EVER in boatbuilding Yes there are quicker methods which one learns in years of hands on
    Writing a book on the practical side of hands on Alloy boatbuilding at the moment
     
  13. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    short cuts, forget them

    and it will look like a pig for sure, it costs just as much to finish a pig as to finish a well designed yacht with beautiful flowing lines
    It takes me 160 man hours more to plate a boat with 40 stretched and wheeled [plates than it would take me to build a double chine yacht
    see my alloy work in the photo gallery
     

  14. CCCM
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    Erik,
    If you already need help finding a fine aluminium boatbuilder for your sailboat, I can help you. I know a great one person near Québec city. He is increadible!!
     
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