Boat Build: Spencer Hull No.100 - Centurion

Spencer Yacht's Newest Boat Build is Underway

The jig base is set out of the floor
The jig base is set out of the floorCourtesy 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 trueCourtesy Spencer Yachts
Work continues on the base
Work continues on the baseCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The jig begins to take shape
The jig begins to take shapeCourtesy Spencer Yachts
It kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzle
It kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzleCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The chine is set and will stay in place
The chine is set and will stay in placeCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The yellow tape makes the pieces easier to remove
The yellow tape makes the pieces easier to removeCourtesy Spencer Yachts
Eventually this will look like a boat
Eventually this will look like a boatCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The jig from the inside
The jig from the insideCourtesy Spencer Yachts
Bowstem
BowstemCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The crew gets started on the chine
The crew gets started on the chineCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The engine room bulkhead and aft bulkhead
The engine room bulkhead and aft bulkheadCourtesy 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 jigCourtesy Spencer Yachts
Stringers are glued and clamped
Stringers are glued and clampedCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The stringers are built into the bottom
The stringers are built into the bottomCourtesy Spencer Yachts
A clean shot of the whole side of the Centurion
A clean shot of the whole side of the CenturionCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The bottom stringers come forward to the chine
The bottom stringers come forward to the chineCourtesy 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 hullCourtesy Spencer Yachts
Stringers, chine, stem and shear are the bones
Stringers, chine, stem and shear are the bonesCourtesy Spencer Yachts
And more clamps!
And more clamps!Courtesy Spencer Yachts
More clamps on the shear
More clamps on the shearCourtesy 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 74Courtesy Spencer Yachts
The chines runs from stem to stern
The chines runs from stem to sternCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The bow stem, chine and stringers come together
The bow stem, chine and stringers come togetherCourtesy 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 cellCourtesy 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 gluedCourtesy 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 cellCourtesy 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 downCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The bottom pieces break at the chine
The bottom pieces break at the chineCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The stern gets skinned last
The stern gets skinned lastCourtesy 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 sideCourtesy Spencer Yachts
The crew begins to skin the jig with Divinycell sheets
The crew begins to skin the jig with Divinycell sheetsCourtesy Spencer Yachts