25 November 2011 - First Wally Cento hull completed at Green Marine
The first 100ft (30.48m) Wally Cento hull was completed and released from its female mould at Green Marine this week. The black hull was turned upside down and moved into one of the four recently commissioned 38m long build ovens at Green Marines new facility in Hythe (UK). This impressive looking yacht hull (Judel Vrolijk design) was built to a very high specification exclusively using materials and processes that are typically applied for Grand Prix racing yachts.
The owners representative James Stagg and Green Marines project manager Simon Smith were very pleased with the way this important project milestone was achieved.
Simon Smith: We are working on a very tight schedule to complete this Cento on time and launch it in July 2012. Every single task is planned and monitored on a daily basis. Our experienced team of boat builders have delivered another top quality product on time. James Stagg added: The team here have had their work cut out with an aggressive structural fit out schedule. They have managed to meet the key milestone of fitting the deck and rolling over on time - this was no mean feat and we are very happy with the workmanship.
The boat will now be faired outside while the boat builders carry on installing secondary structures inside the hull. Marcel Müller, Managing Director of Green Marine, said: All our build ovens have the extraction system and air filtration of a spray booth. This way we can provide the optimal and safe work environment for both teams working on the boat. The fact that we can cure the paint system and laminates at any time during this process will save us precious time.
The system and interior fit out will start before Christmas. This Green Marine high performance racer-cruiser is built under the WALLY Cento class rules. As the first boat of its class hitting the water it will be the pace setter for this new generation of exiting and extremely power full race yachts.
Notes to Editor
Green Marine has been building many of the worlds best known racing and performance cruisers for 28 years, including the Volvo Round the World Race contenders, Americas Cup challengers, and cutting-edge performance superyachts. It has earned a world-wide reputation as a leading specialist in advanced carbon fibre moulding techniques. In recent years, the company has applied its expertise to superyacht hulls of over 40m in length and to a wide variety of composite components.
The companys 60,000 square feet state-of-the-art production facility has deep water access and is located at Hythe Marine Business Park, Southampton, UK.
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