F-22 Factory News, March 1, 2017
F-22R No 230, about to undergo its sea trial, and to test out the Southern Spars carbon wing mast
Unfolded and at the dock.
Heading up Lyttelton Harbour
Lyttelton township and inner harbour in the background, new general manager Rob Densem in
Back at the factory they were loading No 231, which is heading to Sweden
No. 230 now back and waiting for its container to arrive next week, after which it will be heading to
No 231 now fully packed in the container, and ready for the doors to be shut.
While in the factory, 233 was coming out of the mold
with No. 234 deck already made, hull now being laminated (below), and 235 to be started soon.
Outside, the container loading sequence using a 'Side Lifting Truck' can be seen:
Just makes it so easy
231 on way to Sweden for a spring launching, with another two F-22s to be shipped next month.
Factory Boat Also Now Sold
Our factory F-22S (222) has been sold to Auckland, and is shown having its final test launch,
Being busy building boats No. 222 has actually had very little use, so one last sail!
Show Boat Presence 2017 - 2018
An F-32RX at the 2008 Annapolis Boat Show - it has been a long wait!
Now that production is starting to ramp up, we are looking at exhibiting the F-22 for the first time
The very first show for the Tramp, back in 1980. A radically new boat for that time (1981 Australian