45ft Benford Double-ended Gaff Rigged Cutter
Archimedes features a solid wooden mast and spars with the hull/decks and pilothouse constructed from computer controlled Plasma cut steel. She has been designed to survive a complete 360° roll over as part of a planned voyage from New Zealand to England via Cape Horn.
Johnson Yachts International Ltd is particularly proud to have been chosen to build Archimedes. Specific skills were required for this project including:
1- Computer Controlled plasma cut kitset
2- Comprehensive knowledge of plate rolling in forming the hull.
3- Wooden Spar making skills
4- The design and production of custom cast bronze mast fittings and portholes.
5- The construction of a safe, strong and functional boat capable of extensive ocean passage-making
Junk Rig Daysailer
The vessels construction has the first skin strip planked kauri with the second and third skins being double diagonal planking sheathed with 6oz glass cloth. The interior features traditional varnished timber.
One of her many features is the solid Oregon wooden mast and single junk rigged sail.
50ft steel centre cockpit cruising yacht
A 50ft steel centre cockpit cruising yacht designed by the late New Zealander Denis Ganley and modified by New Zealand designer Sean Booth.
She is constructed using plasma cut mild steel with a 5mm hull, 6mm frames and 4mm decks. The doghouse is constructed of foam sandwich and plywood sheated in fibreglass.
Powered by a 6 cylinder 130hp John Deere Engine, she features a luxurious teak interior with an aft master stateroom.
Her owner, a retired Air New Zealand pilot had her designed and built with overseas cruising to the Pacific Islands in mind.
Special attention was given to the appearance of this boat and to many observers, “Hussair” looks and feels like a fibreglass boat.
48ft steel hulled pilothouse cruising yacht
Designed by Roger Hill this yacht features a extensive inventory of equipment required to circumnavigate the worlds oceans with emphasis placed on safety and stability. To balance her tall mast, the keel features a flat bottomed bulb enabling the lead ballast to be positioned as low as possible without compromising her shallow draft.
Construction is 4mm steel topsides, decks and pilothouse, with 5mm bottom plating and 6mm keel, which also double as a fuel tank. During construction the exterior steel shell was sandblasted and zinc wire sprayed before application of Altex Devoes extensive marine paint system.
10mm quarter sawn teak decks are featured with a 40mm shaped teak toe-rail capping, jointed with S section lock scarfs. Interior wood finish is in maple and white painted lacquer with teak and holly soles, stainless steel maststep and pilothouse table base.
Motive power supplied by a four cylinder detroit diesel with a max prop self feathering propeller. A auxiliary genset supplies power through an invertor for on board systems such as watermaker, bowthruster, refrigerator, radar and communications systems etc. Raynad is a cutter with both headsails on FURLEX self furling systems. The main sail, self furls into the main boom and is lifted using a Lewmar self tailing electric winch mounted in the pilothouse dodger.
Safety in severe storm conditions was part of our brief and storm shutters for the pilothouse windows, main hatch and deck hatches were designed and fitted. Also included were covers and water tight seals for the engineroom vents and dorade boxes.
Raynad is constructed using high quality materials and by highly skilled craftsmen resulting in a steel yacht indistinguishable from fibreglass or timber. Since launching Raynad has cruised to Tonga and across the Tasman Sea to the Gold Coast in Australia