New 55-foot cold-molded sloop
In a recent press release, Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine has announced it is building a second cold-molded 55-foot sloop designed by Botin Partners of Santander, Spain. Brooklin Boat Yard builders have completed the cold-molded hull and flipped the hull up for the construction of the interior. The boat, which will be raced in the Panerai series of regattas in North America, will be launched in May 2019.
From the press release: "This is Brooklin Boat Yard’s second collaboration with Botin Partners, having launched the 22m TOROA in 2017. The Botin 55 has a lightweight cold-molded wood hull and deck built using some carbon-reinforced structure. There is a comfortable main salon amidships, which connects with a galley and nav desk. A quarter berth aft offers sleeping accommodations while underway, and a forward cabin has four bunks for crew plus a full head. The entire interior is styled with flat panel white oak and an English brown oak cabin sole. The elegant countertops throughout are built of pewter."
Below is a video of the hull being turned over.