The Wally Cento mould.
The Wally Cento mould.

The hull was released from its female mould, turned upside down and moved into one of the four recently commissioned 38 m long ovens at Green Marine’s new facility in Hythe.

The boat will now be faired outside while the boat builders carry on installing secondary structures inside the hull.

Green Marine’s project manager Simon Smith says that the company is working on a very tight schedule to complete the Cento on time and launch it in July 2012.

“All our build ovens have the extraction system and air filtration of a spray booth," adds Marcel Müller, Managing Director of Green Marine. "This way we can provide the optimal and safe work environment for both teams working on the boat. The fact that we can cure the paint system and laminates at any time during this process will save us precious time.”

The Wally Cento 100 ft ‘box rule’ class combines high-tech racing performance with spacious and comfortable interiors. The yacht, which is based around a lightweight carbon composite hull, was designed by naval architect firm Judel Vrolijk.