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Deciding On A Boat To Build

  • Assessing your needs and inspirations
  • Base construction types
  • Basic Motor Boat designs
  • Basic Yacht Designs
  • Yacht designers
  • Kits and Plans
  • What skills are required?
  • Self build or Contract

Managing The Build Process

  • Where to Build
  • Workshop/Yard requirements
  • Budgeting/Costs
  • Project Management
  • Sourcing Parts
  • Tooling and Machinery requirements
  • Inventory Lists

Official Documentation/Training

  • CE Certification
  • Type Approval/Licensing
  • Legal Requirements
  • VAT/Service Goods Tax etc
  • Warranties/Manuals
  • Learn to Sail
  • Basic Safety at Sea

Basics Of Yacht / Boat Building

  • To loft or not
  • Basics of Lofting
  • Advanced Lofting
  • Considerations for Motor Boats
  • Considerations for Yachts
  • Sails/Rig Types
  • Motors-Inboard/Outboard
  • Some common boat building terms

Mechanical Systems

  • Propulsion
  • Stern Gear
  • Rudders
  • Generators
  • Water makers
  • Sub-Contracting
  • Pumping Systems

Constructing in Steel/Aluminium

  • Construction Techniques
  • Designers Plans
  • Kit Builds
  • Skills required
  • Health & Safety
  • Tools and Machinery required
  • Sub-Contracting
  • Paints and Protective Coatings

Constructing a Wooden Boat

  • Construction Techniques
  • Designers Plans
  • Kit Builds
  • Skills required
  • Health & Safety
  • Tools and Machinery required
  • Sub-Contracting
  • Different types of wood/timber

Building in GRP

  • Construction Techniques
  • Designers Plans
  • Kit Builds
  • Skills required
  • Health & Safety
  • Tools and Machinery required
  • Sub-Contracting
  • Some history on Glass Fibre Boats

Fit Out

  • Internal Layouts
  • Electrical Systems
  • Water/Sanitation Systems
  • Safety Equipment/Navigation Systems
  • Ground tackle/Eco Systems
  • Health & Safety, Tools and Machinery required
  • Skills required/Sub-Contracting
  • Painting your boat

Finishing The Vessel

  • Launching
  • Sea Trials
  • Modifications
  • Engineering work/Deck machinery
  • Joinery work/finishing
  • Surveys required
  • Safety Checks
  • Sub Contracting