Collaboration is key when it comes to developing ground-breaking custom yachts and that is readily evident in the 62’ Tripp sailing yacht recently designed and constructed for Chessie Racing. Aside from the actual construction team, there are naval architects, exterior and interior designers, rigging specialists, coatings applicators and many more specialized roles that come together on a single build to help to make it extraordinary. The Rhode Island, U.S.A. based New England Boatworks has become recognized throughout the world as an authority on racing yacht construction, most recently delivering the composite-rich and ALEXSEAL-coated Rambler 88 super maxi which has gone on to challenge and win several highly competitive open ocean races.
New England Boatworks Owner/Partner David MacBain commented, “We don’t spend money on national advertising campaigns; the success of our business has come from satisfied customers spreading the word and we’ve always made it a practice to exceed our client’s expectations.” When renowned naval architect firm Tripp Design, of Norwalk, Connecticut was approached by the owner of Chessie Racing to design a 62’ racing sloop, they didn’t have to look far from home to decide who could build it. New England Boatworks has more than proven their expertise in building cutting-edge sailing yachts and were the perfect choice to construct this café racer, in what would primarily be carbon fiber and Nomex composites.
Likewise, when it came time to select a coatings system, the firms went with what– and who–they knew nearby: ALEXSEAL has the highest quality marine coatings system, and Northeast U.S. Sales Manager Alastair Smith could expertly support it. NEB Service Manager Scott Murray and his application team reflected on their positive experience applying ALEXSEAL’s metallic system across the entire hull and many carbon fiber parts of Rambler 88, and were confident and excited to replicate those excellent results on the Chessie Racing project.