BENFORD 55’ Coaster

(Under construction at Johnson Yachts International, designed by Benford Design Group, St Michaels, Maryland, USA.)

Most boaties are, in some way or another, aware of the distinctive work of Jay Benford. This is another of his Coaster series of vessels which combines workboat styling with a spacious and comfortable interior. The owner is an experienced airline pilot who intends operating his R44 helicopter from this vessel. Surely this must be one of the smallest vessels ever to carry a helicopter!
We were been commissioned by the owner to provide the structural design detailing along with a full set of CNC precut parts to speed up the build process. The vessel is nearing completion at Johnson Yachts Int’l., Pine Harbour, NZ. and is due for launching in late 2005. She will then shipped to her future home on the US NW Coast.