Bi-weekly update from the field
As our project nears completion, we have been receiving more and more requests to update future guests on the state of the boat. Here is a bi-weekly update from the ship yard; we plan to continue updating this space biweekly until the boat arrives to Galapagos. We plan to have the boat in operational condition in Galapagos for mid- July.
HULL, DIVE DECK AND EXTERIORS:
All railings are complete and the tarps for the sun deck are manufactured and in storage. Sun deck chairs and the cushions are ready and in storage.
The teak deck is all in place and dive deck is ready.
The hull is complete and all exteriors are finished. Work on dry-dock is very dirty; this is why the finishing paint job was left for the end. The painting process now and a few layers remain to be added.
INTERIORS AND HABITABILITY:
All cushions for benches in lounge and dining are ready and in storage. Tableware, linens, towels and other items are already in Galapagos. The beds, mattresses and all cabin furniture are ready.
MAIN AND AUXILIARY ENGINE ROOMS:
Engines, gen-sets, air conditioning, all piping, sewage water treatment and water maker are installed and ready to start the testing phase. Compressors and all the high pressure are being installed right now.
WORK STILL IN PROGRESS:
Pre made furniture is now being placed. Marine electonics are being installed this week. Along with lamps, smoke detectors and speakers. As these items are installed the ceilings are finished with pre-fabricated panels.
UPDATED TIME TABLE:
June 18th: Nortada goes in the water (2 weeks systems test in Guayaquil)
July 1st: Departure to Galapagos (5 day navigation ocean worthiness test)
July 15th – 30th: Final adjustments
Aug 1st – 8th: Maiden voyage