Icemint 40 flip

Icemint 40 flip

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Custom, News

Thanks to Lee for the short clip:

Icemint 40

Icemint 40

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Custom, News

Icemint…A fast explorer. Designed by David Raison and François Lucas, this blue water sailing monohull is thought out for higher latitude sailing. Lifting keel, twin rudders, protected cockpit. Sail far, fast and safe. Currently under construction.  

Coast 50 second hull

Coast 50 second hull

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Custom, News

2nd Hull flipped over… Rotation of the 2nd hull done, just as planned. Both hulls are on their trolleys so they can easily be positioned before being connected. Still a lot of internal welding to do while the platform is being built. Work in progress! http://www.mintyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Boatflip2.mp4

Coast 50

Coast 50

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Custom, News

First hull being turned upright. Perfect balancing of the hull on it’s turning jig. On to the next one in a few days. See the video (thanks again to Lee Trevarthen for the footage)   Some weeks earlier (click to enlarge):

Get an idea of the dimensons

Get an idea of the dimensons

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Custom, News

With thanks to Lee Trevarthen we present a short video, which gives you a small impression of how huge are the hulls of the 50feet catamaran.

Keels will provide good upwind characteristics

Keels will provide good upwind characteristics

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Custom, News

Keel boxes being fitted on the Coast 50. These boxes will house the swing keels on each side, allowing better upwind sailing. The keels will be hydraulically manoeuvred and fully fit into the hulls when beaching the cat. Click to enlarge images

Positioning the frames of the Coast50

Positioning the frames of the Coast50

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Custom, News

Once assembled, the frames are being set up on the jig. Correct positioning is crucial for the correct progress of the construction. Each frame has to be placed with millimetric precision. Click to enlarge images

Frame assembly, work in progress

Frame assembly, work in progress

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Custom, News

Example of frames after assembly and welding. Notice the reinforcements  around all the internal perimeter. Pictured are frames nº 2 and frame number 4 .

Coast50 first delivery of material

Coast50 first delivery of material

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Custom, News

First batch of cnc cut aluminum arrives in the yard. These are mainly 10mm parts for the frames for both port and starboard hulls. After sorting out the parts according to their reference number in the cutting files, the frames will be assembled and reinforced with T or L plates in order to comply with EC […]

Preparing the workspace for 50ft hulls

Preparing the workspace for 50ft hulls

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Custom, News

We´ve built the two mounting jigs for the Coast 50 hulls. This allows us to work on the two 50 foot hulls simultaneously. They occupy quite a bit of space but there´s still room to continue working on the Gto39. First delivery of aluminium is about to arrive after being plasma cut. First step will […]