Two New Sportfish are Taking Shape at ACY
Two new ACY custom sportfishermen sit side by side as construction continues and their finished shapes are revealed. The hull of the new ACY68 (on left) was recently flipped and now sits level in its cradle as interior work commences. The tower has been fitted on the new ACY67 (on right), and the hull and deckhouse are prepped for paint as interior construction and finishing continues. The ACY67's sleek new look is now visible, showing the soft, curved lines of the deckhouse and bridge, unlike any other American on the water.
Tuna tubes are in place, and the cockpit is prepped for sub decking as the mezzanine is fabricated on the shop floor and interior construction continues. In the salon, framing for overhead light boxes and speakers is complete, and the overhead electrical and A/V wiring is underway while salon cabinetry is fabricated. Interior walls are prepped for veneer. A Seakeeper gyro stabilizer has also been fitted neatly below the cockpit. Enlarge any of the images below by clicking on them or view all the images as a slideshow.
The hull interior of the new ACY68 is fully prepped and ready for Kevlar and fiberglass application.
Click below to watch UAV footage of the crane-assisted rollover performed on the hull of the ACY68.
ACY67 Features Bold New Design
ACY's new 67-foot convertible sportfisherman incorporates innovative boat-building technology and a design unlike any other American on the water. The hull has been constructed on a plasma-cut steel jig utilizing ACY's traditional composite cold-molded process, but that's where the similarities end. The house and bridge are being fabricated out of lightweight materials encased in molded fiberglass, giving the new ACY67 a look that is distinctively different, yet truly American.
For a complete history of the ACY67 hull construction, please visit the Marlin Magazine Boat Building Gallery.
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