Sunray



Construction began during the fall of 2015 on this stunning 50' Motor Yacht, designed by Michel Berryer of Van Dam Custom Yachts.

With a beam of 13' 6", the Sunray will be built from mahogany and will have a displacement of 33,000 lb's. A 450 gallon fuel tank feeds 2 Cummins 8.3 L-600 HP diesel engines. Sunray will have an 80 gallon fresh water tank, underwater lighting and cameras and a Seakeeper 5-Gyro Stabilizer.

Other comforts include air-conditioning and cruise control, GPS, a joystick which will maneuver bow and stern thrusters, complete Garmin navigation package with 2 big screen displays, a double wide helm seat and a full galley with a stove & oven, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal and full sink.

  • LOA: 50'
  • Beam: 13' 6"
  • Displacement: 35,000 lbs
  • Fuel: 450 gal diesel
  • Water: 80 gal
  • Power: (2) Cummins 8.3 L @ 600 h.p. each
  • Speed: 35 + knots

Full scale models of galley, seating and windows for client approval before any wood is cut

Continued work below deck in the engine compartment

Mocking up sections of cabin for client approval

More structural framing in engine bay

Creating the massive beams to support the engine hatch

Framing in the engine hatch

Work moving along nicely on beautiful engine compartment

Sound deadening soles being installed

Guaranteeing a perfect seal and adhesion on the soles

Assembling soles and more soles

That beautiful Van Dam finish being applied to hull sections

Crew hard at work prepping the hull for epoxy

A side angle view computer rendering

Ben, Chad, and Dave set the stringer into place

Glue sets on the stringers

Chad, Dave, Ethan, and Chad lift the chine onto the hull

Shop Manager, Chad James, fairs the keelson

Chad and Dave set the first layer of planking on the bottom of the hull

Smooth sides to the hull

The crew glues on the first layer of planking on the bottom of the hull

Measuring the fairness of the bottom of the hull

Chad glues on a section of the planking

Justin and Dave attach the final layer of Mahogany planking 

The hull is sure coming together!

The hull has been faired

Machine Shop Foreman, Jess Brown, welds a strut

The strut cools 

Dave attaches the Mahogany stem

Ethan and Dave lay a chine reinforcement 

The struts are in place in the propeller tunnels

Dave lays a stem reinforcement

Chad cuts the hole for the bow thruster

Bow thruster tube

A thin layer of fiberglass is laid on the bottom of the hull

Dave preparing to attached the skeg

The skeg attached to the bottom of the hull

Lift strakes 

Bow thruster tube secured in place

Kimbo sands the lift strake

Trevor and Justin painting the bottom of the hull

Trevor and Kimbo sand the hull using a long board

Thor and Kimbo helping to add a thin layer of fiberglass to the hull

Wet sanding the hull

Roll over of the hull

Upright for the first time