You probably have a ton of questions on how one of the most amazing vehicles in the world is created. You may be looking for this answer because you’re going to be buying your own amazing yacht, or maybe you want to know more of the amazing vessel that you’ve been cruising on, or maybe you’re simply a curious soul looking to find answers to the world’s mysteries.
There are really a lot of things that you could know about a yacht and its inner workings, a lot of it being pretty complicated, but a lot if it also being pretty simple, on paper at least. Either way, we’re gonna be trying to make these concepts as easy to understand as possible, so you can really understand what it is without trying to make your head hurt by trying to decipher what we’re saying with our techno babble.
Don’t worry, we are going to go over everything, everything that is really important to know at least. So, you don’t have to stress over missing anything, after this you’ll be able to have a fully fluent conversation on how yachts function and work in current society.
Hopefully, you won’t have any trouble understanding these functions and concepts, and hopefully we can explain it in a way that will keep you engaged and educated on how this fascinating topic operates. Also, we really hope you have fun learning about this, at least as much fun as we are gonna have explaining it to you. So, for your convenience and pleasure, here is a conveniently compiled analysis and list of how yachts are made and how they work.
Where Yachts Are Made
Yachts are made in thousands of places around the world, and they are made by dozens of different companies who specialize in the creation of vessels.
Some companies are admittedly better than others in making yachts, which of course does not mean that those companies with lesser skill are any less important, they just have to have a little more time to catch up with their larger competitors.
Anyways, what are probably the greatest yacht creators would belong to Feadship. Feadship, which stands for First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders, and ironworks Michigan is considered by many to be the greatest among the yacht creators, and it’s not hard at all to see why. They are above the elite of the elite, they have actually gone beyond regular yachts and now usually work on super yachts, or at the very least very advanced yachts.
One of the things that makes Feadship so good is because of the fact that they actually work with yacht, sorry, superyacht owners, and learn from them how they could make their products better for the sailors that are buying and using them. That is probably the major reason that the yachts they make are just so luxurious and amazing in general to the majority of people who use them.
How It’s Made
So, the overall process for how a yacht is made is pretty simple, and of course we could get technical and speak gibberish if we really wanted to, but for the purpose of having you understand what we’re saying, we’re gonna. Keep this really simple. That’s of course not to say that you wouldn’t understand what we’re saying if we did get technical, this is more for the less technically minded individuals, which of course is also completely okay.
Anyway, the first major part of the process is to make the hull of the ship, which makes a ton of sense. Like a house, you first have to build the foundation of the building, in order for the rest of it to stay standing when you’re putting in all the walls, doors, dry wall, and such. The first thing that needs to get done is to build the hull, as we said, and it can be pretty simple to understand, so no worries on your part.
The first thing that needs to be done in order for the hull to be built is to use a mold. Factories use these really incredible molds that can be filled with dozens of different materials. After the mold is made and ready, they put on this really slick gel to keep it safe and shiny.
Next they have to add in the core of the ship, the middle of it that keeps it stable and ready to go. They usually make the core of the ship with PVC foam and surround it with fiberglass strips that keep it all safe and steady, which is extremely important later on when they need to start building on top of it, the deck being the main thing.
When they do this, they start adding some distribution tubes, or channels for excess resin and air that shouldn’t be touching the core, more on that in a second.
After they add everything they need to the mold, they cover it completely in a plastic sheet. They do this for the next bit that I’m gonna talk about. Before they move onto that next step though they seal the plastic covering with tape, or some other sticky material that can be used to seal the mold.
Now after they seal the mold with their plastic seal, they use the distribution tubes, or channels, and attach vacuumed to each of them. They turn the vacuum on, getting any liquid, like resin out, along with the air in order to make it completely ready for the next step, and cleaning the yacht’s hull to look amazing.
So, once they get the hull sealed and have the air pane resin sucked out of it, they leave it alone for a night, maybe even a day. They do that to allow it to settle in its new sealed form, and let its new dried environment settle a little, and allow the glossy gel set.
Now, the next day, they crane the new hull out of the hull, letting everyone see the newly minted hull. You can see that the hull has a glossy shine to it because of the gel that they put onto it earlier. With that done, the hull is finished and ready to be added upon by the deck and the cabin.
The deck of the ship, the flooring of the yacht I guess you could say is a little more complicated than the hull was. The basics of the hull was making a mold of the hull and then sealing it for a night before cranking it out. You can’t do that with the deck, the simple explanation I mean, you can’t simplify it like you can the hull. So, just to let you know this bit is a little more complicated, and we will still try to keep it really simple for you to understand, but entry to keep up as we are gonna head into a bumpy area.
So, to make the deck of an amazing yacht, they have to start with strips of fiberglass. They rip the fiber glass into strips that fit into the deck in order to make it fit.
They put certain types of wood to fit into the deck, this will make it a little more stable, and it will make it look better, stronger. After they put the wood down, sometimes metal, they lay some fiber glass on top of the wood and make sure that it’s wrapped completely around them.
After they wrap the wooden parts of the deck with the fiberglass, they start sealing it in with resin. This will make it stronger and keep any water out of places that it shouldn’t be in. This is also used to lament it, making it look amazing with a smooth gloss.
That’s how the deck is built and its process is the same one to build the cabins of the yacht. They use a mold for the cabin, sealing it, getting the resin and air out of the mold with a seal, crane it out, put fiberglass and wood onto it, seal it with resin, ladle it, and then attach it to the top of the deck.
Putty is then used on the whole yacht to smooth out any inconsistencies in the fiberglass, and possibly the hull, and cabin, Though that can be rare since they were a mold and not placed by hand like the wood and fiberglass was.
Next they start polishing the whole thing. They do this a few times over and over again trying to make it look good.
After that they start cutting into it. They cut into it to make holes for wiring, certain functions, and portholes to let people see outside of it when they need to do so. This whole process on average can take up to six months, which is pretty good considering everything.
We talked about a ton of things today, hopefully you were able to understand every single aspect of what we talked about and hopefully this was a good answer to your complicated question, hopefully we were able to answer it in a rather simple fashion for you. It is a very fascinating topic and should be further explored, this is just a small part of the industry and is something that should be further explored in some more of your time. We would have continued today’s informative analysis, but we had to end it in a reasonable manner for the sake of time. Not everyone has all day to read and write about one of the Earth’s most amazing vehicles.
We do hope that we can pick this topic back up at a later time, but for now, we will have to settle for what we have been able to give, and hopefully it was something that was satisfactory to you and for whoever you show this deep dive analysis of how yachts are made. There are of course plenty more things to learn about, and to show, so keep searching if this hasn’t been up to your standard.
What we did talk about was extremely basic, but also extremely informative based on the amount of time that we were able to compile all this information. We talked about where yachts are made first and foremost. We talked about how some companies couldn’t keep up with bigger ones, we talked about the major company that makes yachts, and why they are so efficient in what they do.
The second thing that wwe talked about was the creation of the hull of the yacht, how it needed to be molded, sealed, dryed, and then polished. We talked about the deck next, explaining fiberglass, and woods, and other things that would make building a deck very efficient, and lastly we talked about the cabin of a yacht, and how it uses the same methods, a combination at least, of both the decks and the hulls simple process of creation.
So, that was how yachts are built, and how they function in their own special part of the world. It really is just an amazing thing to learn about and you should pride yourself on the fact that you went out to learn a little bit more of the world. So, pats on the back all around, you were able to make it through the entirety of this and you learned some fascinating facts that you will hopefully take with you for the rest of your yacht-filled life.
So, thank you for taking your time out of your extremely busy schedule today, thank you for taking a look at some new information that you can hopefully apply to yourself someday in some fashion or such. So, hopefully you were able to learn a plethora of new information, and if you didn’t, hopefully you at least had a ton of fun reading about this fascinating topic. So, thank you very much for taking some of your time today for this, and of course, this was a deep dive analysis of how yachts are made.