March 22, 2015
I was again in the Philippines over the last week and was able to check out our new F-22 factory, which is being setup next
The new factory setup at the Clark Freeport Zone - existing F-33 factory on left, new F-22 factory at rear
The F-22 production space - the required tooling for the standard F-22 is to be shipped from New Zealand
But in the meantime we are busy building a new 'mystery' design - more details soon.
The next F-33X to be shipped, and almost ready to go to Vancouver Canada, where it will be one of
The next F-33s in line, one to California, one to New Zealand, and another to Canada.
While this one in the paint shop is staying in the Philippines
A new addition to the F-33 factory is the sewing room for cushions, canvas work etc.
While out the back a new air conditioned materials store is being built at the rear. The concreted area
While in the Philippines I was also able to see the 'all carbon epoxy' F-33RXC (no. 6) which had just been completed
The F-33RXC having just arrived in a Subic Bay boatyard for the pre-delivery water test, after which it
Now launched and looking good, bow knuckle just out of the water
The new third generation beams have plenty of wave clearance.
Lifting foil control box can be seen just behind forward beam
This is an extremely well equipped boat with curved lifting foils, carbon mast, lightning grounding system,
The very roomy and fully equipped interior, cushions now in place
All the comforts - but now its time to disassemble and pack her up:
Floats and beams removed, with main hull being lifted off the trailer
Placing on the custom built cradle
With floats now added on top - I had designed this cradle system for the original 2003 F-33, where it
Going into the container - fits like a glove with just 10mm to spare.
Having to use another boatyard for shipping is not always convenient, and future final assembly, water