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  1. nor
    Apr 25, 2010 @ 14:18

    Ultimate 30


  2. Mikael Vesala
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 09:30

    Fler gissningar ?? annars är jag nyfiken på svaret..


  3. Erik Barkefors
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 11:28

    Det är en OK-jolle som varit med om en långdragen vårdnadstvist ;-)


  4. ClaesE
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 12:23

    Det ser ut som en Sunfish. En märklig jolle med en variant på Guntherrigg.


  5. Mikael Vesala
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 13:44

    Hallå, stopettag.. den är ju längre än motorbåten som ligger vid (kaj)??


  6. Clifford
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 13:47

    Det är nog närmare i storlek med pluggen till Speed Boat


  7. Peter Gustafsson
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 13:50

    Nu börjar ni komma någon vart…


    • Pelle P
      Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:30

      Juan K design????????


  8. Hans
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 14:03

    Det ligger en fender på taket på Grand Banks’en…. :)
    Angående den ev pluggen till Speedboat – den är väl 100 fot, och om inte bildens perspektiv ljuger helt så ser det inte ut som några 100 fot. Skrovformen ser däremot rätt ut.


    • Clifford
      Apr 26, 2010 @ 21:21

      Det är ingen Grand Banks så du bygger din teori på felaktiga fakta ;)


      • Hans
        Apr 26, 2010 @ 21:36

        Fakta är överskattat :D


        • Clifford
          Apr 26, 2010 @ 21:41

          Ja, vem f-n behöver en kompass eller en logg?


  9. Erik Barkefors
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 14:23

    Yippie Kai Yay


  10. Björn
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:18

    inget annat än ett fult misslyckat båtbygge! :)


  11. JIMMY
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 14:52

    California Condor


    • Peter Gustafsson
      Apr 28, 2010 @ 16:21

      Nu börjar det brännas… California Condor ligger inuti skjulet.


  12. Lars Dybfest
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 16:13

    To fendere? :)


  13. Andreas S.T. Brunvol
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 17:07

    Antrim 49 – eller mer presist, pluggen.



  14. Johnny
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 18:41

    Yippee Kai Yay Även det en Class 40 ??


  15. Mikael Vesala
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 19:07

    Kände på mig att det var en intressant båt…


  16. Erik
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 21:04

    pluggen till california condor?


  17. Peter Gustafsson
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 22:09

    Andreas prickade den. Antrim 49 Rapid Transit. Och byggare är förstås Berkeley Marine Center som ju nu håller på att bygga en Antrim Class 40 som vi gissade på förra veckan.

    Kolla in videon ovan.

    Jag smög ju omkring på området och tog bilder på Antrim 40 XL. Då undrade några kärva typer vad jag höll på med egentligen. Jag förklarade att jag hade en blogg och att mina läsare gillade att gissa på konstiga båtar. Då sken de plötsligt upp. “Kom med här så skall du få se vad vi bygger nu!”. Och så visar det sig att man bygger Antrim-båtar på löpande band.

    In a shed at the bitter end of the Berkeley Marina, a new breed of beast is taking shape at Berkeley Marine Center. Fifty feet of vacuum-bagged Divinycell foam, carbon fiber, fiberglass and epoxy resin, this new animal will wear a pair of transom-hung rudders, a canting keel, single centerline daggerboard and a nine-ft bowsprit. All of this will be driven by a sail area similar to a current TP 52’s — with nearly two tons less displacement. Perhaps the most apt way to describe the new Jim Antrim design being built under the watchful eye of Berkeley Marine Center owner Cree Partridge is that it will be a scaled down version of a Volvo 70 — a Volvo 50, if you will. With a projected completion date around the end of the year, Partridge and his team are cranking away, having completed the hull shell and barriercoat phase. Next up will be the deck.

    Custom race boat building in California has become a bit of an anomaly — in a state which used to churn out custom and one-off IOR boats at a furious pace. Partridge is one of the rare builders who bridges both eras, having built boats like the bright-yellow Peterson 46 Aleta — which is still kicking around the Bay — in the ‘70s and ‘80s. But having boats you’ve built still sailing successfully is no guarantee of future orders. There are a lot of factors that go into being able to make a business of custom boatbuilding.

    “The challenge is trying to be competitive on price with the offshore competition,” he said. To this end, in conjunction with Antrim — whose engineering he describes as “top-notch” and whose working demeanor he describes as “easy” — Partridge employs technology like computer numerically controlled cutting for the frame stations the boat was built on.

    Another challenge for a boatbuilder is keeping a team of skilled employees together from project to project — covering a payroll when there’s no money coming in. That’s where the more typical boatyard work generated by the Berkeley Marine Center comes in — keeping what he calls “the most talented team I’ve ever had” gainfully employed in the downtimes. “You can’t just build boats,” he explained. “You finish a project and you’ve either spent all the money on keeping your guys — which doesn’t leave you with any money to start the next project — or you let your team go, and when you call them to come back they’re already working on something else.”

    Partridge’s formula seems to keep working. The 50-footer — which is for his Southern California-based brother Jim — comes on the heels of the Barran family’s Antrim 40 XL, which already has a 9.5-day Pacific Cup crossing under her belt. As soon as his brother’s boat is done, Partridge will be branching out a bit.

    Next up will be a prototype barge for Puget Sound that will generate power via tidal currents. After that a composite whaleboat for Lake Merritt’s “Ladies of the Lake” rowing club and maybe even some custom carbon fiber sweeps that will take only one of the women — many of whom are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s — to carry, when a wood version would require a least two pairs of hands. After that, it’s back to race boats again with another Antrim 40, this one water-ballasted and geared toward Northern California sailing. With his team in place, orders in place and “the proverbial three-bridge view” from his little wedge of the Berkeley waterfront, Partridge has a great thing going, and it’s obvious he enjoys what he does.

    “My first love is the marine industry,” he said. “It’s the atmosphere, the people, everything about it.”

    We can’t argue with that.


  18. schvidja
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 00:05

    Riktigt bra reportage


  19. Andreas S.T Brunvoll
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 01:08


    en long shot…

    Bildene gir meg visse assosiasjoner til da vi besøkte Maxi Dolphin-verftet og drømte om Giro 34. Det var på den tiden vi ferierte med 50 – 100 nm strekk på tur (ingen barn). Det må være fint med å seile lange strekk på kysten med vannballast og open design.



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