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Re: any designer/plan suggestion for building a steel sailboat

Having the hull built it's probably only about 1/3 the total cost of building a yacht in the size you're talking about.

You may not have to be a highly experienced boatwright to finish out the interior, but if you don't at least have some skills in that area it's never going to get finished. Just like so many other dreamers. (which is why I gave you a Craigslist ad of one where somebody died)

Commission for complete boat or just buy one already built.

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many thanks for your sincere responses.

actually we are sure about giving the plan to the shipyard to build the hull firstly. also we are in touch with our 2 friends in this sector who will help finding the builder and etc.

the thing that we are not sure about yet, is to continue the project by ourselves or to let the ship yard finish it after the hull is built.
so we will need extra advice and technical support during the process.
as far as i heard bruce roberts is not efficient enough on this. as you know, it is important for us to get online support from the designer about revising the interior (if necessary) or anything.

who do you suggest considering this?

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Re: any designer/plan suggestion for building a steel sailboat

A friend of mine used to do steel hull plate inspections and the saddest thing to see for him was the look on a pleasure boat owners face after telling him his steel hull had thin spots and had to have bottom plates replaced before it could be put back into the water and still covered by his insurance. Overbuilding with heavier plate staves this off to a degree however at the sacrifice of capacity, etc. Keeping up with the sacrificial anode inspections and replacement helps too.

He inspected Commercial, Coast Guard and Private vessels however a careless welder injured him cutting through a bulkhead out into a passageway that was not blocked off and he left steel boat building and refitting for a safer field of engineering. The hot slag hit him on the side of his face and got into one ear. He now works at a smaller firm as a land based civil engineer and is very picky about sites he will even set foot on if safety appears the least bit lax.

He still loves boats and is between boats right now.
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Majorly agree with everything Jeff says, and especially his description of wind in the Med :-)

On the plus side the weather is almost always nice!!

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