Strider 40 is constructed on a lofted jig using longitudinal "T" section stringers. 4mm plates are then attached to the stringers from keel to gunwale. The result is a beautifully fair and immensely strong monocoque hull. The steel work is carried out by Newhaven ship builders Newbury Engineering.
Once the steel plating is finished the hull is turned the right way up and the deck and coachroof are constructed. When all the steel work is complete the whole vessel is shot blasted and aluminium arc sprayed before finishing with a layer of epoxy spray filler and final gloss coats of two part polyurethane. The internal bilge areas are zinc coated against spark generation and the intenal upper areas coated with PW32 wax.
The vessel is then moved to the fit out yard for the rest of the construction.
A TRUE BLUE WATER CRUISING YACHT
The Strider 40 build