Tanks, plumbing, engine, gearbox, propeller shaft, and electric wiring must be installed, and if desired sails and rigging, generator, air-conditioning and other optional features. Finally it is time for the interior fittings and decoration of the cabins, showers and lavatories, galley and other living quarters. Making maximum use of minimum space is essential for every boat, and each area is therefore designed individually.
Last of all is the job of painting and varnishing, and the boat is ready for launching. It is placed on the slipway and hauled stern foremost into the sea using steel cables. Once afloat the masts made of steel sheeting, aluminium or wood are fitted, and attached to the sides by steel cables that are stretched tight by means of lifting screws. The mast height never exceeds the length of the hull.