A new year, a new start and a new boat. It's all getting very exciting at GT Yachts and Windboats Marine. The previous years of research, planning and preparation are coming to fruition as GT35-01 takes final shape. On Wednesday 29th January 2014 the deck was de-moulded without issue. The fact that there were no issues is largely due to the skill and expertise of the staff at Windboats-Hardy where the hull and deck have been moulded. Attention to the detail at every stage when laying up the composite structure has meant the deck has been moulded to the very highest standards. Of course the sleek lines of Stephen Jones' designed deck and coachroof also add to the smooth de-moulding process!
Now that the deck is out, the last turn has been rounded and we're heading into the final straight for the completion of GT35-01. Today the deck will be dry-fitted to the hull and then the final fit-out begins. The Selden rig is currently in the finishing stages and so everything looks set for an exciting commissioning and testing period in late February.
We are seeing very keen press interest in this yacht, not surprising given that a performance cruising yacht from Stephen Jones has not been on the market for some time. Of course, most importantly, once the yacht has been fully commissioned we can hand it over to her new owner! "I'm definitely looking forward to that day..!" remarks Conrad Cockburn, MD at GT Yachts.