The process begins with a bare hull; the size and style are decided upon by the customer. The hulls usually vary in size from 35’ to 42’.
Plywood bulkheads are cut to shape giving the boat the strength and structure to support the floor. The bulkheads are then fiberglassed into the hull with seven layers of fiberglass.
After all the bulkheads have been glassed, they are sanded and gel coated. These bays then can be utilized for wet or dry storage. Stringers will be added and the floor will start to take shape.
Oak stringers are bolted to the bulkheads running port and starboard, and then spruce stringers are bolted to the oak running forward and aft. The final step to building the floor is fastening ¾” plywood to the top of the spruce stringers using stainless steel screws.
This is the dual ram steering system and fuel tanks being built under the deck.
A 3406 CAT is being lowered on to a Clark Island custom designed engine beds.
A look at some of the finer details... forward handrail, hatch, port lights, bit and toe rail.
Glancing into the engine room shows a well organized carefully laid out view of the fuel and water system.
The electronics are positioned according to the boat owners needs.
This is a picture of a split wheel house configuration - Yes, there are two steering wheels.
The interior of a modern day large fishing vessel can have all the comforts of home.
This is a finished deck with Freeman Hatches, as well as Clark Island custom hatch to access tanks and storage areas.