Custom Steel Boats primarily builds steel vessels with an aluminum superstructure (house). Our steel and aluminum is computer lofted and cut in Mobile, Alabama and arrives to us ready to be pieced together. (Putting together a jigsaw puzzle would be a good analogy.)

Starting a new project is always exciting especially for the boat owner. The boat yard has finalized the contract, resolved issues with the construction drawings, and the computer company is beginning the cutting process. Phone calls are being made, e-mails are popping back and forth, all the while making sure all the pieces of this large puzzle are being cut correctly. Then the day arrives for the truck (or trucks) to roll into the yard with the materials. The steel company has first sandblasted the material, primed it with a weldable primer, and cut and loaded it for its trip North to our yard.

The boat owner gets the first call that their "baby" has arrived and several men, along with forklift and crane, quickly unload it. Three hours later, the truck leaves and the crew is left with a million pieces (well, not really that many!) to start putting the boat together. Once all the pieces are organized, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS. And that's just the beginning of a long, but wonderful, process.

While questions do arise during construction of the hull and superstructure, many of the concerns are worked out while doing the computer work. This leaves the client and the builder time to plan other phases of construction to keep the project on schedule. While metal work is being done, our clients begin to meet with our subcontractors including the interior crew, electricians, painters, and the mechanics. Many ideas are worked out during these meetings and a well laid out plan means fewer complications during installation.

Once construction is nearing completion, launch plans are made. A date is set, preparations are made, and the entire CSB crew along with the client(s), feel the anticipation in the air. See the Completion/Launch page for the GRAND FINALE.


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