Full Circle is a 24' Mini Trawler custom built for Captain Pfund and First Mate Mrs. Pfund,
Oswego, NY USA.
This custom designed Cape Island Style Pleasure Cruiser was developed in close partnership with the customer who had a precise vision of this unique vessel.
Captain Pfund describes how Apple Island Marine was selected:
“The new vessel planning began following a more than two-year survey of literature, and 10 day visit to Maine and Nova Scotia during September of 2004 to meet with six different down-east style boat builders’ and representatives. Photos were taken of vessels under construction during many of these visits. This was augmented by a visit to a Florida based seventh boat builder in February 2005. There was also an extensive series of e-mails with Apple Island Marine, and a subsequent second visit to Nova Scotia during June 2005 to tour their boat building facilities. This provided an opportunity to meet with their president and building crew, and resulted in choosing this firm to construct the boat presented here.”
Gel coat is applied...
then two layers of matte cloth for the skin coat...
and 6 layers of glass are added.
Coosa board stern and bildge stringers/bulkheads are installed.
The main bulkhead is installed and all added components are fibre glassed.
The shearline is cut.
Coosa board floor is scribed and fitted.
The hull was seamed together and moved outdoors.
The hull was then parted from the mould and transported to the main boatshop.
The forward deck is installed and construction of the wheelhouse begins.
Aft pilot house partition installed.
All surfaces are covered with fibre glass and windows are cut. The vessel begins to show its character.
V-Birth also starts to take shape with the installation of bulkheads.
All structural components are constructed using coosa.
A water-tight compartment for the fuel tank is constructed.
Aft entry way to the pilot house is added. Notice this view of the beams prior to roof installation.
The motor well is prepared.
Note: mini-trawlers are also available with motor brackets.
To capture this shot, two pictures are brought together in order for us to see a view of the boat from above.
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Corey is pictured here, ensuring that all outside surfaces are fibre glassed prior to faring.
All surfaces are fared and sanded.
View of starboard side
The entire boat is gel coated.
PVC framed windows are installed
Steven is pictured here working on the galley cabinetry - built using cherrywood and arborite.
Anti-skid is added to all decks and gunwales
note: in this frame two pictures are joined
Now whose fine artwork is this, found on the shop wall?
Looks like he has a halo?
Bow Sprit and Tow Rail are installed.
Gunwale mouldings, hand rails and cockpit awning supports are added
Teak & Holly flooring, cherry panels and fiddles finish the v-berth.
and electrical are progressing
The following pictures show the boat from a variety of angles.
At this stage she is undergoing full electrical installation, exterior detail and interior construction.
Clearly we see the true character of "Full Circle" developing.
Pictures dated: 06-26-06.
note: two pictures are pieced together
During the past few weeks the crew has been working on interior and exterior detail, installing hardware, motor and mast installation, electrical work and interior trim.
The following pictures are of "Full Circle" on the day of her first day out on the water for a test run, July 27th 2006.
As the afternoon draws to a close she is hauled out and back into the shop bay for remaining touch up, bottom paint and a final check to ensure that all tasks are complete.
Next : "Full Circle" heads to Shelburne Harbour, the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world. Shelburne Yacht Club is our host for afternoon viewing of our first Apple Island 24'.
APPLE ISLAND MARINE'S 24' "FULL CIRCLE"
August 4th, 2006
Like the name suggests, the construction process has come "Full Circle" - from design conception to final product, she is now ready for export to our U.S. customer.
Before final departure she was available for public viewing and media presentation.
The staff at Apple Island Marine took her out in the harbour.
Here are a few of the day's "catch" of pictures.
Full Circle safely reached her home port.
We now steam forward with our next project!
Pictured at Sunset:
The beautiful Bluenose II docked at Lunenburg.
Come visit us in Nova Scotia... Canada's Ocean Playground !