Building Process 1st Hutting 46 Explorer

The first Hutting sailing yacht with the renewed design by Van Oossanen Architects is currently under construction. We have mapped out the process for each component on this page. Do you have any questions or would you like more information about our way of working? Please feel free to get in touch.

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May 2023


After installing most of the technology, the owner’s cabin and bathroom were finished together with the seating area in the saloon, galley and navigation table. All remaining items of the interior are all ready to be installed. 


Progress is also being made on the exterior: the superstructure and cockpit have been completely filled and sprayed with colour Hutting White and stripes blues and are now in the show coat. All teak parts of the superstructure are ready and will be mounted in the coming weeks. 


In order to work simultaneously, many parts will be completely finished on the floor and installed later. This way there is enough space for the preparatory work such as installing the insulation, technology and framework, without losing time. Now that the installation and preparations are ready, we can start installing the separate parts, both on the interior and exterior. In short: major visual steps will be made in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our website! 

February 2023

The finishing touches are made to the interior of all preparations for placing the interior in the galley and saloon. For example, the water tanks, piping systems and hydraulics have been installed last week. All interior fronts and furniture pieces are made in our furniture workshop and are currently being varnished; ready to be installed!

December 2022

First foundation and structure of the cockpit is complete

The structure, cockpit and roof have been laminated and various layers of fiberglass cloth have been applied and the parts have been filled with filler. The deck, pot deck, rubbing strip and hull have been puttyed. In the meantime, all teak deck parts are being prepared in the workshop for the next steps for the exterior!

November 2022

The first interior parts are confirmed

After laying a solid foundation, the first interior components were installed. These parts are largely prepared in the workshop, after which they were assembled and mounted in the hull. The foundation for the front cabin has been built in, the main bulkheads and all pipes for electricity have been installed.

We are currently building in the walls, cabinets, floors and we are making all the preparations for the bathroom.

September 2022

Applying the insulation: melamine foam

At the beginning of August 2022, the aluminum hull arrived at the Hutting Yachts workshop in Makkum. First of all, the inside of the hull, the part under the floors, is coated with an epoxy finish for finishing and protection. After this, the melamine insulation was applied as well as the wooden inner plating. We see many advantages, especially in regard to insulation. For example, the wooden inner cladding serves for thermal and acoustic insulation and the insulation is perfectly sealed against condensation. It also forms a strong foundation for further construction of the interior. In short, an essential part of yacht building for our yacht builders.

April 2022

Strong but lightweight aluminum airframe

The final touches were made to the designs at the beginning of 2022, after which construction started. First of all, the aluminum hull was built. The hull is built as light and as strong as possible. For example, strategically placed circles have been made in the aluminum construction to save weight. After blasting the hull and spraying the epoxy primer layers, the hull was prepared for transport to the shipyard in Makkum. Watch the video of the aluminum hull construction below.

November 2021

A design, completely to the owner’s taste

The renewed design of the Hutting sailing yachts was drawn by Van Oossanen naval Architects. The construction method remains the same to the most extent: more than semi-custom built. The hull shape is fixed but the personal wishes of the customer can be implemented both below and above deck.

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