IBSA CLASS40: DECK “DEMOULDED”. ALBERTO BONA’S BOAT IS TAKING SHAPE
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Code name: demoulding!
Tuesday, June 21, was an important day for IBSA’s project Sailing into the Future. Together. In the JPS shipyard in Trinité-Sur-Mer, where the construction of IBSA Class40 is underway, the deck of the boat has come to life. After being removed from the mold, the deck – that is, the upper “floor” of the boat – is now ready to be joined to the hull.
The demoulding of the deck is a very important phase in the construction of the boat, and allows to see the features of the boat and some of the design choices made by Alberto and his team.
The next steps include the completion of the structural part of the hull, on which the whole team is already working, and then the joining of the two elements: hull and deck.
At that point, the detailed operations will begin, that will allow the boat to leave the yard by the end of July, to begin testing at sea.
“Everything is going very well”, commented Alberto Bona; “In a shipyard there are always moments when nothing seems to happen, and then in a few days all the progress made becomes evident. The demoulding of the deck is one of those moments. Seeing the boat taking shape piece by piece is a great thrill for our whole team. We are extremely focused on our objectives, and no doubt on Tuesday we achieved a major one”.