I have written about the Exocetus Marine kits in earlier posts on this blog, from when development first started in 2012. They have come a long way since then, under the expert hand of owner Kevin Bream.
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The DH550 catamaran "Valerie", built in Durban, South Africa, and in charter service in the Seychelles, was built from a very comprehensive kit supplied by Exocetus Marine, which included solid timbers, epoxies, engines, hardware, electronics, porthole frames etc.
|DH550 charter catamaran "Valerie".|
|Dix 470 "Marram", a husband and wife amateur project.|
|"Passion X", prototype of the Didi 40cr2 design, built as an amateur project in Australia.|
These photos are a few from the build record to date.
|Bulkhead example, with jigsaw joints, doublers fitted around stringer slots.|
|All parts are referenced for identification and assembly instructions.|
|Bulkheads set up on the building stocks.|
|Cockpit structure installed, bracing the whole structure.|
|Backbone with bevels and scarphs pre-cut.|
|Pre-cut opening for propeller shaft log.|
|Laminated keel floors.|
|Keel floors installed through backbone structure.|
|Stringers being installed. This is a tangent stringer, with a doubler on the outer face for joining the radiused skin above the stringer to the flat skin below.|
|Hull side panels jigsaw-jointed at ends of sheets.|
|Example from the interactive building manual for the DH550 catamaran. A similar manual will be supplied with the Didi 40cr2 kit.|
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