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
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
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