Construction update #3

Last week we visited La Grande-Motte, France and spent 2 days at the Outremer factory to see how construction of Wildling is progressing and finalize the remaining design details. It was the first time that Robin, Gavin and Lindsay had seen the 5X, so I was a little nervous. Luckily they all really love the boat and we can’t wait for Wildling to be finished!

Here are some pictures and videos of our visit:

La Grand-Motte marina. The Outremer factory is just across the road from the marina

We were able to spend a few hours onboard 5X hull #1, Addiction which gave Robin, Gavin and Lindsay their first look at a finished 5X and helped us make all our fabric and color selections.

We toured the factory and spent some time onboard Wildling.

Outremer Yachting - This is where all the boats are built. They are currently launching a new boat every month, and plan to increase the number in 2015

Outremer Yachting – This is where all the boats are built. They are currently launching a new boat every month, and plan to increase the number in 2015

This is inside the construction shed where the bridgedeck and outer hull sections are joined together and the interior bulkheads and fitout work begins. You can see the hull mold that has been pulled away in the left of the picture

Inside the construction shed where the bridgedeck and outer hull sections are joined together and the interior bulkheads and fitout work begins. You can see the hull mold that has been pulled away in the left of the picture

First time aboard Wildling!

First time aboard Wildling!

Checking on Lindsay's cabin. Looking good!

Checking on Lindsay’s cabin. Looking good!

Running the wiring

Running the wiring

Flooring being installed in the companionway

Flooring being installed in the companionway

Many wires!

Many wires!

firstst time onboard

In the salon

Salon doors

Salon doors

Cabin floor fitout

Cabin floor fitout

Companionway

Companionway

Port engine room

Port engine room

Checking out the starboard engine room

Checking out the starboard engine room

Starboard hull removed from the mold

Starboard hull removed from the mold

Crane lifting the hull molds out of the shed. One the molds are out, Wildling will move to a different shed to continue the furniture fitout. The deck and roof mold will then be taken inside this shed so the deck section can be manufactured

The crane is moving the hull molds out of the shed. Once the molds are out, Wildling will be move to a different shed to continue the furniture fitout. The deck and roof section mold will then be moved inside this shed so the deck section can be manufactured

The 5X deck mold waiting to be taken inside the factory

The 5X deck mold waiting to be taken inside the factory

Goodbye Wildling... for now!

Goodbye Wildling… for now!

Before we left, Lindsay was able to try out the transom steps to see if they would work OK as a sundeck!

4 Comments on “Construction update #3

  1. Everything is looking great – can’t wait to see the finished product, which will be when? Will you be visiting again prior to finish date? Much roomier than anticipated. Great job by everyone.

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    • Right now the finish date is June 20, and they will have her in the water at the end of April. I plan to visit again in March or April, not sure exactly just yet.

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