Building a CUSTOM ALUMINUM MON [...]
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Owner: MJ Sailing

Building a CUSTOM ALUMINUM MONOHULL (MJ Sailing - Ep 262)


Location: Makkum
Latitude: 53.06000000
Longitude: 5.40000000
Published: 10 Dec 2022

We get front row seats to the building of Matt's dream monohull.
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We're revisiting our last few days in the Netherlands, after the METS Trade had wrapped up. We were lucky enough to score invites to 2 Dutch boat builders, both who do custom aluminum work.

Our first stop was to see the progress of Distant Shores IV - with future owners being Paul and Sheryl Shard. We see the progress of their Orion 49 thus far, and hear from Paul not only the reason they have chosen this boat, but how it is all coming together.

Next we make a stop at neighboring KM Yachtbuilders. A name that has been very familiar in our 'boat-hold' for the last 10 years, as they produce Matt's favorite monohull on earth - the Bestevear.

In our tour, we're able to see every stage of their builds - from framing, to interiors, to the finished product.

We had such a blast doing this tour - not only because we're in the middle of a boat build ourselves, but because six years ago we were in the middle of an aluminum boat rebuild. We can truly appreciate all the work that goes on in both of these yards, and we can't wait to see more of their finished products hit the water.

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 - Netherlands Road Trip
00:40 - Intro
01:01 - Starting at KB Alubouw
03:52 - Distant Shores IV
05:12 - C&C Metal Cutting
06:13 - KB Custom Interiors
07:20 - I LOVE my AG1!!
08:59 - Matt's DREAM Monohull
10:01 - History of KM Yachts
10:57 - Jessica FAILS at welding
12:00 - Interiors only made ONCE
13:12 - Looking at finished KM Yachts
16:11 - Closing

Ambiance - Johannes Bornlof
Balcony Music - Timothy Infinite
Concepts - Ever So Blue
Dark Turns to Light - Hampus Naeselius
Grainy Days - Dusty Decks
In Mid Air - Rikard From
Water Under the Bridge - Matt Large
We Are Nomads - Walt Adams
Pandemonium (Tribute Version) - The Mondays

Camera equipment used:
- Panasonic Lumix GH5
- Shure VP83F shotgun microphone -
- GoPro Hero8

Previous Boats: 1983 Trisalu 37 - custom aluminum, built in Quebec (Elements of Life) Where we've been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown,
Florida; Abacos, Bahamas; St. Barth's; St. Maarten; Antigua; Saba; Azores; Ireland; Scotland; Norway; England 1989
Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)
Where We Sailed Her: U.S. - Bahamas - Jamaica - Cuba - Cayman Islands - Honduras - Guatemala - Belize - Mexico - Bermuda - Azores - Madeira - Canary Islands - Sint Maarten - BVI's - USVI's

Editing software: Adobe Premier Pro