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Boat Build: Spencer Hull No.100 – Centurion

Spencer Yacht's Newest Boat Build is Underway

January 25, 2016
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The jig base is set out of the floor
The jig base is set out of the floor Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The Spencer crew uses a laser level to ensure the base is plumb and true
The Spencer crew uses a laser level to ensure the base is plumb and true Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Work continues on the base
Work continues on the base Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The jig begins to take shape
The jig begins to take shape Courtesy Spencer Yachts
It kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzle
It kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzle Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The chine is set and will stay in place
The chine is set and will stay in place Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The yellow tape makes the pieces easier to remove
The yellow tape makes the pieces easier to remove Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Eventually this will look like a boat
Eventually this will look like a boat Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The jig from the inside
The jig from the inside Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Bowstem
Bowstem Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The crew gets started on the chine
The crew gets started on the chine Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The engine room bulkhead and aft bulkhead
The engine room bulkhead and aft bulkhead Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The main bulkheads are created in the lamination shop and inserted into the jig
The main bulkheads are created in the lamination shop and inserted into the jig Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Stringers are glued and clamped
Stringers are glued and clamped Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The stringers are built into the bottom
The stringers are built into the bottom Courtesy Spencer Yachts
A clean shot of the whole side of the Centurion
A clean shot of the whole side of the Centurion Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The bottom stringers come forward to the chine
The bottom stringers come forward to the chine Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The forward stringers stay are eventually glassed and stay in the hull
The forward stringers stay are eventually glassed and stay in the hull Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Stringers, chine, stem and shear are the bones
Stringers, chine, stem and shear are the bones Courtesy Spencer Yachts
And more clamps!
And more clamps! Courtesy Spencer Yachts
More clamps on the shear
More clamps on the shear Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The shear is built and gets stacked, glued and clamped along the length of the 74
The shear is built and gets stacked, glued and clamped along the length of the 74 Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The chines runs from stem to stern
The chines runs from stem to stern Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The bow stem, chine and stringers come together
The bow stem, chine and stringers come together Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Here you can see the tunnels and the crew working on molding the core cell
Here you can see the tunnels and the crew working on molding the core cell Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The bottom is complete!
The bottom is complete! Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The sides meet the bottom at the chine and the seams are glued
The sides meet the bottom at the chine and the seams are glued Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Spacers are used on the screws to prevent the heads from damaging the core cell
Spacers are used on the screws to prevent the heads from damaging the core cell Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The sheets placed in the tunnels must be scored and glue than screwed down
The sheets placed in the tunnels must be scored and glue than screwed down Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The bottom pieces break at the chine
The bottom pieces break at the chine Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The stern gets skinned last
The stern gets skinned last Courtesy Spencer Yachts
Generally the crew will work from the keel across the bottom and back to the other side
Generally the crew will work from the keel across the bottom and back to the other side Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The crew begins to skin the jig with Divinycell sheets
The crew begins to skin the jig with Divinycell sheets Courtesy Spencer Yachts
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