Where do you start when building your own 30-foot boat from scratch? One answer could be: with a little bit of craziness, a good foundation and a lot of determination.
After building canoes together for 20 years, Tony and Cylene Osse in Brazil were ready for a bigger challenge. Now they are half-way to have their dream fulfilled – constructing a 30-foot sedan cruiser that will take the entire family around the world.
Let Tony guide you through a few of the important steps on their boat building journey.
As with all construction, the most important thing is to start with a good and balanced foundation. With the basic structure in place, you are set to begin your boat building project, Tony explains.
The technique that Tony and Cylene are using is called “stitch and glue”. Hear Tony explain how they use plywood, epoxy and fiberglass to construct a very solid boat.
The Osse family have turned the hull and the interior work is soon to begin. Join Tony on a walk inside the boat-to-be as he imagines the future kitchen, shower cabin etc.
|Model||Black Crown 30|
|Length||30 ft. - 6 in.|
|Beam||10 ft. - 8.58 in.|
|Power||Inboard diesel stern drive|
|Speed||18 knot cruise/29 knot max|
|Range||450 miles @ 18 knots|