Doral is introducing two new sportboats at the Montreal Boat Show (Jan. 28-Feb. 2) and the Miami Boat Show (Feb. 11-16). Doral is Canada’s answer to Formula and Cobalt. Both boats have a 20-degree deadrise, enclosed head, self-draining cockpit, balsa-cored hulls and interior glass liners that serve double-duty as longitudinal and transverse stringers.
|The new Doral Elite 265 BR features an aft sunpad which converts into a rumble seat with an ice box below, and has a SS drawer refer in the cockpit.||
The new 235 BR features an enclosed head with sink and vanity, sound controls on the steering wheel, and a power engine hatch.
The Dorals have nice head compartments and vanities for this size range.
|Note the classy carpet and tinted transom door.|
This is the plug being
made for the 265 hull. All fiberglass boats start this way.
Note the stations in the bow and the flare. This helps keep the boat dry.
|Once the plug is completely planked it is then sanded smooth before layers of fiberglass are applied, which in turn are sanded repeatedly and polished to create a perfect plug with which to make the mold.|
This is the mold for the
interior liner. The fiberglass liner bottom made on this mold will be bonded
to the hull to provide stiffness and strength. The surface of this part is made of gelcoat
which provides smooth, clean interior compartments for storage.
|These drawings show how the interior liner made on the mold above fits into the hull.|