The Birth of a 'Centennial Spray' in New Zealand!

These photos will (hopefully) record the construction of our Bruce Roberts
'Centennial Spray 38'.
MANY thanks to Blair Boats for making the project happen!

June 2005


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Interior looking aft

The interior has now been largely unmasked after painting, and a better idea of the interior style can be gained. This photo has been taken from the galley, looking aft down the port side.

Another photo of the unmasked interior, taken from the port pilot berth, looking forward into the galley, saloon and forward cabin. Everything LOOKS finished, but we still have much of the interior timber work to finish varnish (the coating on the door trims, fiddles and sole is Everdure epoxy primer. This will be overcoated with a single-component varnish). We also have seat and berth infills and locker doors to paint and install. These jobs will be completed once we have launched.

Interior unmasked!!
Finally in the water

The big launch day! Even though the interior is not completely finished we have finally hit the water. Note that the trailboards, bow rail and lifelines have been installed. She has floated to her lines, but requires a small amount of trim ballast in the aft third of the hull.

A closer shot of the bow and trailboards.

Trailboards in place
In the water from the bow

A photo from forward really illustrates the great beam and power of the spray bow! Now it's time for a holiday before completion of the last jobs, and THEN time for a sail!


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