Italmas



World-class cruising design tailored for the Great Lakes. Designed by Stephens Waring.


Coming along nicely

First round of deck planking underway

Metal work has begun on several functional stainless parts

Gorgeous white cedar prepped for deck base

Anchor structure FRP under vacuum seal to dry on mold

Planing off excess before sanding the final planking on seat backs

The fuel tank is becoming quite a beast

Final planking being glued in place for the cockpit combing

Crafting the support brackets for the arch

Satin varnish on intricate hull lines

Kitchen coming together nicely

Metal shop at work on water and fuel tanks

First permanent cabinet for galley is in

Cabinetry pieces going together

Mainsheet arch structural support

Cockpit coaming laminating jig

A few of the cabinets going in

Expanding foam insulation being added to surround icebox

A perfect start to refrigeration on board

Seating area at the helm is shaping up nicely

Shaping the cockpit structure

So much sanding of parts

Creating the mold for the seatbacks

Cabinets for the galley being meticulously assembled

Galley is coming together nicely

Interior details positioned as mockups for adjustments in planning

Foam core mockups allow for pre construction adjustments to design

Laminating the keelson

First layer of planking

The crew lays another layer of planking

Dave and Chad fasten the final layer of planking

Vacuum bagging the hull

Everyone helps roll the hull over

Almost upright

A side view computer rendering

A computer rendering of the interior

Company president, Ben Vam Dam, atop Italmas securing her as she is hoisted to move to her winter quarters

Teamwork is rewarded with a perfect fit