Project update: saloon boat Sally

We’re excited to share the ongoing process of the refit of Dutch saloon boat Sally: a project that revolves entirely around craftsmanship and a commitment to preserving maritime heritage.

Our collaboration with naval architect Olivier van Meer is at the core of Sally’s refit. Together, we navigate the delicate balance between tradition and innovation, treating every detail with the respect it deserves.

Jongkind Service Medemblik adds technical finesse to the mix, ensuring Sally’s technique embraces the future without losing the echoes of the past. The complete renewal of her propulsion system is not just a technical upgrade; it’s a promise to sustain the charm she has held for over a century.

Super Duplex Hulls plays a crucial role, bringing specialized support in the field of metal processing. They provided tailored modifications to the hull structure, facilitating the integration of this new technology. Together, our united front ensures that Sally’s hull receives the precision and care it deserves during this refit.

Sally’s restoration is a dynamic process, shaped by thoughtful decisions and adaptability. An example of this is the decision to lower the cockpit floor, seamlessly connecting it with the saloon floor. This not only eliminates steps but also sets the stage for a cohesive bimini design that aligns with the saloon roof, enhancing Sally’s overall aesthetics.

In collaboration with Olivier van Meer Design, two new portholes have been strategically added, offering a view from the saloon towards the bow. The front head has received an extensive makeover, renewing everything from the walls to the toilet and furniture. The machinery room, once bustling with the hum of the old, now stands empty and prepped for the installation of the new propulsion – making Sally reliable for many journeys to come.

Moving outside, Sally’s exterior wears its first layer of varnish and will receive her second layer soon, to protect her against the elements. Our skilled craftsmen are busy addressing hull damage and imperfections, ensuring the boat is not just visually appealing but structurally sound. She will be entirely painted afterwards, making her shine as never before.

Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming chapters, as Sally’s refit nears completion.

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