Atlantis Boatworks
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updated August 08, 2014

Progress is being made on the Atlantis V 
a 64' Handcrafted Atlantis Boatworks Sport Fishing Vessel

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March 2003

Late November 2003
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January 2, 2004    The beginnings of the Keel January 2004, full keel & framing 
guide in progress
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Late January, 2004  Late January, 2004 Feb 4, 2004, the stern & side pattern
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Feb 8, 2004 -framing guide is finished Feb 8, 2004- view from the stern, 
The bilge is taking shape
Feb 8, 2004- bottom view from the stern
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Feb 8, 2004 Feb 8, 2004-bow view Feb 8, 2004- looking down & 
back from the bow
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Feb 13, 2004
Stern Side frames/ribs are up
Feb 13, 2004
Looking forward from the Port Stern Corner
Feb 13, 2004
Looking forward from the 
Starboard Stern Corner
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Feb 13, 2004
Mid way down the 
keel looking back
Feb 13, 2004
The lazarette
Feb 20, 2004
Renate's Dad 
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Feb 20, 2004
The stern ribs are up
Feb 20, 2004
Full-length view
Feb 20, 2004
Forward full view
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Mar 1, 2004
Stern View
Mar 1, 2004
Port Bow Edge is outlined
Mar 1, 2004
Starboard Ribs in progress
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Mar1, 2004
Bobby, deep in thought
Mar 5, 2004
The shear is outlined
Mar 5, 2004
All Ribs are in place
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Mar 5, 2004
Intermediate Shear is outlined
Mar 5, 2004
View from the Stern
Mid-Late March, 2004
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April 13, 2004
Forward looking aft
April 13, 2004
Full inside view
April 13, 2004
Bow view
We took a break from Atlantis V construction for the summer....
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October 21, 2004
Looking back from the bow
October 21, 2004
Starboard side view from the bow
October 21, 2004
Stern interior view
10-21-04 The ribs are all cut, and almost fully glued in place. 9 of the the deck beams are in.
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Oct 2004 - Port side flare Front view with deck beams in place Interior, looking forward 
from the stern
(good shot of the deck beams and crown)
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14' wide and 15' long.

Except for the front few, the ribs are 
all glued in place. Interior side/side 
supports have been removed.

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Oct 2004 - Interior, looking aft from the bow   Mid November, 2004
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Mid November, 2004: Port side 
Stern, looking forward
Mid November, 2004: View of the 
deck (bow) from the front
Mid November, 2004: view of the interior
from the front Starboard side
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The ribs under the engines are being 
reinforced (triple) and the remaining ribs 
are to be double strength.

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has been enclosed, to keep the 
wind and rain off the boat.
January 2005
from the rear port side corner 
looking forward
January 2005  
  2006  
  95% of the bottom frames of the boat have been doubled, 
and the engine room area frames will be tripled. 
The frames in the bow area are the only ones not doubled yet. 
We've been assembling tools and supplies in the meantime.
Work is slow, but steady.
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March 2006: She doesn't look much different, but the frames are doubled and the boathouse is completely walled in. Even the bow has shelter now, with a steel frame/tarp extension off the front of the building. There are 4 strong lights inside the boathouse so that it's possible to work out there after dark.   
December 2006
Recently Bobby has gotten a chance to work on the knuckles: that lower corner of the boat, near the waterline. In this photo it's been pieced together and screwed in place. Next he'll remove it, glue it together and put it back. 12_23_06boat.jpg (145571 bytes)
December 24, 2006
The deck beams are being laminated/glued together and put into place. The keel now has bolts throughout. With the epoxy and fiberglass, one may ask if bolts are still necessary. Maybe not, but it sure gives you that "warm fuzzy feeling" to know they are there!

January 2007

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Jan 7, 2007 The port side knuckle has been removed, glued and screwed/clamped back into place Jan 7, 2007 
Closer view of the clamps
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Jan 7, 2007 
And another looking the other way
Each of the pieces were labeled before removing and put back in the same order Jan 7, 2007 
Inside the boat looking out
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Jan 7, 2007 
Stern view of the boat, looking forward
And the deck beams have been removed, and glued one at a time in this "mold". (We are limited by table space and number of clamps!) The deck beams are placed back on, now just resting and waiting for all to be finished. Next they will be permanently set in place.
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Jan 7, 2007 Starboard view Jan 7, 2007 Front view
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January 21, 2007 - the middle bulkhead is in place: double layer plywood. It creates the forward walls of both the engine room and the salon. Jan 21, 2007 -looking over the new middle bulkhead, tothe stern where the engine room, fuel tanks and lazarette will be. Jan 21, 2007 
Close up view of the bulkhead
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 Jan 21, 2007 View of the front half of the boat with the middle bulkhead in place Jan 21, 2007 Either Bob is very small, or the Atlantis 5 is pretty big!  
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Feb 2008 Boards have been placed on the bow deck Feb 2008 Same area viewed from below
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Feb 2008 The workshop Feb 2008 The boathouse after dark How long is this going to take, anyway??
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March 2008- the first layer of plywood fitted onto the rear port side  Mar 2008 Bob marking a line to cut Mar 2008 The same area from seen from the starboard side
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Mar 2008 And a view from the front, with a bit more of the side in place. Mar 2008 More boards in place, later the same day Doesn't this look like a big wedding present, wrapped up and with a cat for a bow?
2010 More progress is being made... photos coming soon.
   

Because it is getting difficult to take photos within the confines of the boathouse, 
we will be posting video clips to our Facebook page in the future.!

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Quotables
"Whether you think you can
or think you can't, you're right"
-Henry Ford
What do you do when your boat shed is 
bigger than your house? 
Go ahead and figure the boat will be 
bigger than the house too. -Renate
That's not junk in the yard, it's 
"an assortment of fine collectibles!!"
-Bobby
     
Quote of the day:
"I built the building, 
and filled it up with boat"
-Bobby
The reason a lot of people do not recognize 
opportunity is because it usually goes around 
wearing overalls looking like hard work"
-Thomas A. Edison 
What about a blueprint? 
Are you building it from a blueprint?
"No, I know what a 
boat looks like."
-Bobby

The boatshed is 60' deep, 24' wide and 24'(front) to16'(rear) high.
The Atlantis V is sticking out a bit, and we expect her to be 64' long.

The Atlantis V Timeline

Lay the keel: target by Christmas, 2003 - DONE
Fall/Winter 2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010... Work on the Hull - IN PROGRESS
201X...: Finish the Hull & outfit the interior - TBD

Another "Big Event" will take place when the boat is finished!
(That's how long we'll need to recover from the 2007 "big event")

Target dates can change. (It's a boat after all). Thank you for your patience!!
 One day, she will be headed south, outfitted for an extended stay in the Bahamas. 
Customized charters for Fishing, Diving and Island Hopping 
in the Islands will then be available, starting in the Abacos. 

 

What will the Atlantis V look like? Something like this:

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60' scale drawing of the Atlantis V

The Atlantis V prototype
built by Terry Guthrie in Harkers Island, NC

   
 

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  Scale drawing of a 24' Atlantis Boatworks Center Console