Hello Wooden Boat Community Members! I'd like to tell you about our project.
We are building a JWD Tiki 38, which we hope to launch later this year as a day-sailing charter vessel in Montauk NY.
We are building our Tiki to USCG Inspected Passenger Vessel specifications under the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Racing Yachts. We've engaged John Marples, a multihull designer and expert on Inspected Passenger Vessel requirements to make scantling upgrades to meet Coast Guard muster. This is the first James Wharram design ever built under US Coast Guard supervision, and includes a number of materials and features that "chart new waters" in Inspected Passenger Vessel category.
We're about 2 months in and so far the project is going well. If you'd like to follow along, we're blogging the build at:
We'd love to have you check in, and if you're inclined, leave a comment. As I'm sure you all know, momentum is the key to a big build, so we welcome all the encouragement we can get!