The owner of Spitfire, W.K.Woods came to us with the idea of building a Cherubini 44 in wood.
With permission from the Cherubini Company, Russ Hohmann adapted the design for cold molded construction ( see WB 136:64 ). In this process the hull scantlings were increased to eliminate the need for frames.
Joinery inside Spitfire is Honduras mahogany accenting painted light grey surfaces. The cabinsole is teak and ash over plywood. Stainless steel was used for the entire galley counter. The exterior has primarily Awlgrip painted surfaces with a minimum of teak trim.
Although simple and clean, we incorporated several of Woody’s personal interests; trailboards carved by a local native artist, a mount for a small cannon on the foredeck, an old pistol on display, vases from a Rolls Royce and the Black Watch tartan for all her upholstery.