JUNE 11, 2022
At the end of 2020, DLBA Naval Architects was brought in to scan the entire exterior and all interior compartments of the partially built Guthrie 66’ at Croswait Custom Composites in Wanchese, NC. The scans, and resulting surface models turned out great. Since then, much interest has been bubbling to the surface by potential new owners to finish that boat. She’s a robust build with framed hull structure, using extra Okoume along with the main internal frames and longitudinal stringers, truly a woodworking piece of art. The hull form is both beautiful and well designed to handle the snottiest conditions comfortably.
Recently, a new potential owner has requested DLBA be involved again to aid in decision making and engineering support. Preliminary powering and weight estimates will be performed along with speed predictions. Once the project moves forward, DLBA would provide additional naval architecture support including structural review and updates (if needed), shaftline arrangement and engineering, and general consulting to the new owner and the yard. This is an exciting new project that will combine traditional wooden boatbuilding with new technology and updates. Slight changes to the deckhouse and flybridge styling and she’ll look like a modern-day slayer of fish, with performance that rivals modern day builds.
DLBA is excited to be a part of this hull’s genesis from just a hull and deck shell to a finished and proper sportfishing yacht.
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