Two New Sportfish are Taking Shape at ACY
The engine and fuel tanks have been installed, along with the Seakeeper gyro stabilizer and bow thruster. Shaft logs are in place, and trim tab pockets have been fabricated. Electrical wiring is underway, and harnesses have been run to the breaker panel. The house fairing is complete and ready for primer. Toe rails have been fabricated and primed and are ready for installation, along with the cockpit sub deck and tuna tubes. The bridge liner has been installed, and final bridge fairing is underway. Bridge furniture has been cut for installation. Fabrication is underway on the salon and stateroom cabinetry and furnishings, and the interior is being prepped for the installation of audio-video equipment. Rough plumbing is in place, and the interior shower fabrication is complete. Enlarge any of the images below by clicking on them or view all the images as a slideshow.
Hull fairing on ACY's new 68-footer nears completion in preparation for primer and hull flipping. Enlarge any of the images below by clicking on them or view all the images as a slideshow.
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.
Click play on the video to the right to watch a time-lapse video of the crane-assisted rollover of the ACY67 hull. For a complete history of the ACY67 hull construction, please visit the Marlin Magazine Boat Building Gallery.
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