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Deciding On A Boat To Build

  • Assessing your needs and inspirations
  • Different classes of a self-build
  • Basic Yacht Designs
  • Basic Motor Boat designs
  • Basic construction types
  • The build facility
  • Yacht designers

Managing The Build Process

  • Where to Build
  • Workshop/Yard requirements
  • Budgeting and Costs
  • Project Management
  • Sourcing Parts
  • Buy or Lease/machinery and tools
  • BOM’s/detailed costs

Documentation/Training

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

Constructing in Steel/Aluminium

  • History
  • Construction Techniques
  • Designers Plans
  • Kit Builds
  • Health & Safety
  • Skills required
  • Sub-Contracting/ machinery & tools required
  • Paints Coatings/protective systems

Mechanical Systems

  • Propulsion
  • Stern Gear
  • Steering & rudders
  • Generators
  • Water makers
  • Pumping Systems
  • Tools required & sub-contracting
  • Documentation and conclusion

Basics of Yacht/Boat Building

  • To loft or not?
  • Basics of lofting
  • Advanced lofting
  • Considerations for motor boats
  • Considerations for yachts/sailboats
  • Common boat/shipbuilding terms

Constructing a Wooden Boat

  • Construction techniques
  • Designers plans
  • Building moulds, jigs & strong-backs
  • Wooden boat kits
  • Health & safety
  • Skills required
  • Different types of wood/timber used in boat building

Building in GRP

  • The evolution of GRP yacht building
  • Materials used
  • Construction techniques
  • Design drawings & weights
  • Kit builds & mouldings
  • Building plugs & moulds
  • Skills, sub contractors & tools
  • Building the Hull & Deck
  • Sub mouldings and bulkheads
  • Health & Safety with GRP work

Fitting Out

  • Internal Layouts
  • Electrical Systems
  • Water & Sanitation Systems
  • Safety Equipment & Navigation Systems
  •  Anchoring, mooring & Deck fittings
  • Painting your boat
  • Health & Safety, tools & equipment
  • Skills required & sub-contracting

Finishing The Vessel

  • Boat relocation
  • Launching
  • Ways of lifting & launching a vessel
  • The actual launch
  • Stepping the mast
  • Types of berth/moorings
  • Sea Trials
  • Modifications