We have been working hard these past few weeks to get the final details of the design wrapped up and we are pleased to announce that the design portion of the project is finished! It is great to have this milestone accomplished and we are looking forward to the next phase of the build.
To help spread the word about the Offshore 42 Kip recently gave a presentation at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club about the design phase of the project. As part of the SCYC Winter Seminar Series, many experienced cruisers and boat builders were in attendance to hear the vision behind the boat. Take a look here:
The next stage includes multiple steps that need to be taken before we can actually start building any boats, and they include:
- Contacting multiple shipyards to get a quote for the production cost of the Offshore 42 as well as the Bill of Materials
- Constructing a mock-up of the deck and cockpit for the Offshore 42 to ensure proper ergonomics and space
- Taking deposits on the first 5 Offshore 42s
While we are excited to be moving forward it will take some time to get all of this done. We are in the process of contacting yards at the moment, and we do have one in mind but we want to keep our options open until we have a chance to talk with them more. We are also planning out the mock-up construction, and will be doing that as soon as we can source some funding. We are currently looking for investors, sponsors, or future Offshore 42 owners who would be interested in contributing to help fund the mock-up phase. Those who get involved will have the unique opportunity to be involved in some of the more exciting aspects of of boat building, including the testing phase of the first Offshore 42 hull built! If you are interested please contact us directly.
Many thanks to all of you who have followed us this far, and we are very excited about the next steps. We will likely have a little less news to report in the near future, so posts will be less frequent, but we will also being going into more details about some of the finer design aspects that we have not covered yet on this website. We will have another update later this month, so stay tuned!