Building the deck aboard the Privilege 580 catamaran

Building the Privilege 580 Catamaran: Part 3

During the hive of activity in the hull, the deck is being layed up. The deck is more laborious than the hull due to its seemingly endless nooks and crannies.

Systems & furniture

Along with the larger items, wiring, plumbing and mechanical systems are also being installed. Construction is also organized to provide room for the technicians to do their work. Components are thoughtfully located with future service access in mind.

Much of the furniture is also tabbed in place. This makes it part of the overall structure of the catamaran and helps reduce noise while sailing. The interior of a Privilege is finished in beautiful wood cabinetry and as you can see, everything is well protected during construction. Temporary plywood floorboards are used until the boat is ready for commissioning.

During the hive of activity in the hull, the deck is being layed up. The deck is more laborious than the hull due to its seemingly endless nooks and crannies. Adding to the challenge are the multiple sections of foam coring that need to fit all the turns and rebates in the deck. The mold itself needs to be highly polished and waxed to ease the difficult removal of this large, one-piece structure once completed.

Once the deck is layed up, it is turned the right way up. A metal frame provides support while the deck is layed up and is then used to turn over the newly constructed deck. From here, work begins by installing teak decking, cutting out hatches and windows, and so much more.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Rob Poirier

Rob Poirier

For the past 20 years, Rob has held the position of sales and marketing manager for two separate catamaran manufacturers. Rob now works exclusively with the Privilege range of luxury catamarans. He likes to say that he never tires of talking about boats, so feel free to call anytime.
more

feature stories

John and Noelia aboard s/v Sayonara

Boat Shoes & Bathing Suits

One of the biggest questions sailors have when leaving for an offshore passage is what to bring with them. For John and Noelia, the answer way easy: bathing suits, lots of bathing suits, and boat shoes.

Read More »
Stay in the loop

Subscribe To Our Newsletter