Khujada 2 was built by Alubat, a French specialist in aluminium boats. We ordered the boat through North Sea Maritime, the UK agents for Alubat. We are delighted with all the help we got from them, from working through the initial specification, through the entire construction process and now on into after-sales (yes, they’re still there for us three years later), Stephen & Francine’s help, advice and friendship has been invaluable. They have high standards and make sure Alubat meets these from start to end.
We are very happy we ordered and prepared the boat with North Sea Maritime. So much so that we became friends over time and if you really want to know how well they look after their customers, Stephen even crossed the Atlantic with us! A very welcome addition, since he knows the boat like the back of his hand and his knowledge was priceless. We had a great time across the Atlantic – no surprise there, given we had a great boat and a great team.
Thank you Stephen for coming with us and a special thank you to Francine who let him go and Zoe & Thea who waited patiently for their Dad to come back for Christmas. An amazing experience.
HOW WAS OUR BOAT BUILT?
Aluminium sheets Laser cut aluminium sheets
Aluminium sheets being fitted & welded to the frame
Once welding is complete (all the aluminium sheets and the internal structure)
Then the hull is turned upside down to finish up and ensure water-tight throughout.
Back again the right way around to thread the electric cables and install insulation
The cockpit is built separately; the roof & deck make the third main piece of the puzzle
Everything is then welded together – aluminium throughout.
The deck & the anchor locker
The bow Et voila!
Time to paint the boat for a beautiful finish!
The wood, for the inside (REAL wood!) The carpenter hard at work.
Work in progress
Time to see if Khujada 2 floats or sinks