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The yacht-model build of Tenacious was just that! It commanded intense hours and involved new methods and use of technology. There were any number of things that could have taken this project off track from its fixed timeline and fixed financial parameters that we were contracted to. We trusted in our abilities to undertake this complex project, we trusted in new technology and we trusted in our courage and convictions and in the end that is what allowed us to stay the course.

Additional hand work was required to refine the hull shapes and to relieve detail areas that could not be milled with a 3-axis milling machine. The paint jobs are complex and were painted with original AwlGrip colors provided by Custom Coatings in Thomaston, Maine. The stern platforms were added and topped off with a laser scored decking pattern. The quality and importance of this gesture to the owners by Lyman-Morse cannot be overstated.

This project came in after over five years of intermittent communication and for much of that time the client remained anonymous. In the end we discovered that Rob had some relationship tangency to the owner of Tenacious for over thirty years.

We estimated that this project would take between 3500 and 4000 man hours to complete and we came in just over 3800 hours. The finished yacht-model is 36" long and rests atop a beautiful custom, burled english oak, base and table reaching an impressive 84" from floor to mast head.

More about SY Tenacious may have been the last boat built at Windship-Trident in Tampa, Florida before the yard was shut down in 1995. David Easton designed the interior with Trident's unique method of using different types of wood for the bright work in each separate cabin with the culmination of all seven of those cabins different woods brought together with an in-laid table in the main salon. This Ted Hood Design Group, 115' pilothouse sloop now has a completely new Southern Spars rig and bow sprit making her new overall length 120'. Special thanks to Luca, Brenan and the rest of the Team at Southern Spars for sharing the up-to-date drawing with us.

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