Leeward hull deck under construction

After the hull shell is finished it need o get closed.

Deck stringers are glued into place. One of the two hatches for the cargo compartments is visible on the left. The hull will get 3 m³ of cargo volume in the first step. If more is needed it could be extended easily later by adding some bow hatches. Right now, the main hull will get 3 collision departments with a length of 2,5 m on each side.

Leeward Hull is coming together

The side panels of the main hull are glued on now. Eventually, it looks like a boat!

Center panels on!
Gluing everything in place with epoxy fillets (white)
Ready for more fillets . . .
Bow panels on
The innovative double asymmetric shape is clearly visible now. The lower section is flat leeward and rounded to windward for improofed helm balance. The middle section comes symmetric and the top section is asymmetric with the bigger volume to leeward (opposite to the lower section). This shape was favored after intensive model testing because of its capsize characteristics: even if the proa heels 90° the righting moment stays positive and keep the boat upside up.
Hull shell almost finished

Proasis on the Viking way of life

We became friends to the famous German circumnavigator and adventurer Burghard Pieske short after he returned from his “Ana Varu” voyage early 2019.

The pacific proa “Ana Varu”

Ana Varu is a pacific proa. Burghard sailed her from Taiwan to the Marianne’s where he successfully supported the local boat building and sailing communities. Unfortunately “Ana Varu” capsized and was lost to the big blue. But we doubt that the Ana Varu voyage is over yet! Further information can be found here and here.

Aside of his interest for the pacific sailing traditions, Burghard is an expert for European sailing history too! Especially the viking age era in northern Germany and Scandinavia. As part of the Euro Viking project he uses his knowledge for a training program for socially disadvantaged youths and put them back on the road of life. Burghards work is outstanding and deserves honor!

Christian, Henrik and Burghard in front of the molds of a modern viking ship for the Euro Viking program.

Beams under construction

The cross beams are key components of every multihull. Proasis’s beams are made from plywood and timber in a hollow construction. The outside is reinforced with glassfiber. Each beam is 4.5 m long and weights about 25 kg.

Closed beam on the left, open cross section on the right.
It doesn’t matter how many clamps you have . . . you will run low! We clamped 40 on each beam and could have used 60 ore more.