Subject: [harryproa] Re: need a builder
From: "jjtctaylor" <>
Date: 3/27/2008, 10:53 PM


I am sure you know Ballotta Catamarans in Lima Peru. Georgio says it is an easy
downwind, with the current run to Panama. What's his bid price ? He's got the experience
and KSS knowledge, plus long track record of building boats. Charges in $US which may a
good thing.

Don't know any other commercial builders using KSS.

Is Raoul from Multicascos in San Paulo, Brazil still interested ? Last I heard he was busy with building a fishing fleet. It's a
bit far but also downwind with the current run to the Caribbean. He was asking for
payment in Euro's. No KSS experience though.

Sorry Thailand too far.


--- In, "Rob Denney" <harryproa@...> wrote:
> G'day,
> I have just finished the drawings for a 60'/18m charter proa for
> Seabattical Charters. 4 queen size bunks (2 of
> them walk around) in seperate cabins, with en suites. All the ww hull
> accommodation on one level with the machinery below the floor. A very
> simple build technique (6 flat panels for the ww hull and saloon, 3
> for the leeward, 1 for each beam) with minimal glassing and fairing
> post table. The materials for the beams, hulls, saloon and structural
> bulkheads weigh 2,000 kgs/4,500 lbs. The fitout is all done at floor
> level so it should proceed quickly. Schooner rigged with liftable
> electric motors mounted on the beam hung rudders, it should be an
> interesting craft. All going well, this is the first of 4 boats for
> Seabbatical. If the price is as low as it looks to be, it could be
> the first of many.
> We now need someone to build it, starting later this year. Proximity
> to the Caribbean (ie not China, Thailand or India) is important. It
> would be good if the builder had vaccuum, infusion and KSS or other
> panel techniques experience, but none of these are essential as I will
> be there for at least the first part of the build and can show them
> how.
> If anyone knows of a builder who may be able to do this, please let me know.
> regards,
> Rob

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