Thursday, February 5, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|This hull is modified to extend the length - from this modification the 39 mold will then also be modified and from that mold all future 40 Nordic Tugs will be made|
Here's a picture of the hull from the bow prior to being modified:
|First 40 Nordic hull taking shape prior to being modified.|
This is going to be a very special boat, I can't wait to see it on the water. Please contact us if you would like to get your Nordic 40 built, or would like to get your share of a Gateway Nordic Tug 40!
Friday, January 16, 2015
January 13, 2015
Gateway Yachts of Anacortes, WA, announces program changes meant to make it even more affordable to enjoy time on the water.
In addition to our traditional Fractional Ownership program we are now offering two new programs:
- Lease Program – The lease program costs substantially less upfront and rolls monthly lease payments into the all-inclusive monthly fee. This knocks down entry barriers, and also creates an easy and predictable exit strategy.
- SuperShare™ Program – A SuperShare is by far the lowest cost way to spend time on the water in a new Nordic Tug or Aspen. A SuperShare owner buys the boat of their dreams, bases it at their favorite Gateway location, gets scheduling priority for 10 weeks of use per year (or more), and Gateway guarantees to pay 100% of the fixed operating expenses and the remaining portion of the boat’s monthly payment (usually 75%).
Details of both these programs can be found on our all new website at www.GatewayYachts.com.
These new programs come into effect with new boats only, while the program remains unchanged on the boats already in our legacy fleet. The first two new boats under the new program are Gateway V, a new 38’ Aspen C111, and Gateway VI, a new 40’ Nordic Tug.
Both these boats are currently under construction and Gateway Yachts is offering a 10% discount for those who purchase shares while the boats are still under construction.
Nathan A. Martin, Founder
Gateway Yachts, LLC
2808 Morrison Ct. Anacortes, WA 98221
Monday, January 12, 2015
|Engineer Computer Rendering in Gateway V Colors|
|38' Mockup contructed to get customer feedback, and then to make improvements.|
|Computer Rendering of White Hull Showing Aft Cockpit Detail|
I'd like to point out the extraordinary engineering that goes into this boat - not only did Aspen build a 100% full scale mockup, but take a look at the computer work that goes into the structure and systems:
|Hull Cross Section - Note how double hull, bulkheads and systems are integrated.|
|Each bulkhead is computer cut from these engineering drawings.|
|Liners drop in over bulkheads to make a very rigid structure. Three staterooms are visible here.|
Once the engineering is complete, computer die parts are cut and assembled into plugs. Thousands of man-hours go into making the plugs and then the molds which are finished to mirror perfection:
Below are pictures of the deck plug being produced:
|Deck Plug During Construction.|
|Mold being waxed prior to forming actual part.|
|Hull bulkheads and conduit being put into place. No wood in the structure, bulkheads are made of Coosa, a product that will last a century or longer.|
|Hull Bulkheads being put into place - you can see double hull construction at bottom.|
|Larry Graf, Aspen Founder, in front of hull as it is removed from the mold.|
|Hull in assembly with starboard hull liner ready.|
|Bow Thruster installed and fairing shape worked.|
|Port hull, Northern Lights Generator with its Lugar engine in place.|
|Starboard hull engine room - plenty of space for the Volvo D6|
|Volvo D6 engine sitting in crate after being placed for fitment. Gateway is installing the 435 hp version.|
|Aft Starboard hull liner installed.|
|Starboard hull liner - aft section. Head below, and holding tank.|
|Northern Lights 5kw generator with shrouds removed for installation.|
|Starboard main fuel tank installed.|
Shares of Gateway V are available, please contact us now so that you can enjoy time on the water in this marvelous boat this season!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Pleasure Boating Rules
- Rule #1 - Pleasure boating should be pleasurable and safe.
- Rule #2 - Pleasure boating allows you to experience some of the most beautiful places and associate with some outstanding people on the planet.
- Rule #3 - A good first mate can make the captain look good, an untrained mate can do just the opposite.
- Rule #4 - If the mate is not having fun, there won’t be much boating.
- Rule #5 - It is the captain’s responsibility to train his crew so that they have fun.
- Rule #6 - If the crew is not comfortable with what is expected of them, it is the crew’s responsibility to request training.
- Rule #7 - Satisfaction with pleasure boating increases as the captain and crew gain experience and becomes familiar with the activities associated with handling the boat and managing her systems.
- Rule #8 - The frequency and duration of your boating adventures is in direct proportion to the confidence the captain and crew share.
- Rule #9 - The joy that comes from the shared experiences while boating create some of life’s most memorable experiences.
- Rule #10 is a poem with an important message….
Friday, January 9, 2015
Hope to see you all there, and be sure to contact us for tickets!