Production

Haber Yachts Facility

For fourteen years, Haber Yachts, (www.haber-yachts.com), formerly Yacht Service, has built every RothBiltBoat. The relationship has evolved into a strong partnership over these years. The key reason for the longevity is the high quality boats consistently produced from this cooperation. The consistent quality is due to our partner completing all the required steps to build the boats, nothing is sub contracted.All of the boats are built in onsite at the Haber Yachts facility. The laminate shop, wood shop, metal shop and assembly areas all under one roof with one plant Manager, help Piotr Wilk. Another contributor to our joint success is Haber Yachts has had the same company ownership and management, Mr.Janusz Konkol, for the entire period of the partnership.

Below is a brief overview of how all of the in-house shops contribute to building each RothBiltBoat.

Laminate Work

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RB21 Laminate

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RB24 Laminate

All laminate parts of each RothBilt are hand laid and produced in dedicated molds. The exterior finish, the first layer applied to the mold, is gelcoat. Gelcoat is the material that provides UV protection for the boat and is also the pigment color.

The layers of roving and mat (the layers of fiberglass material) are adhered to the gelcoat with a high quality polyester resin. Much of the boat is solid fiberglass, but there is foam core in strategic areas for strength. All transoms are marine plywood core and are overbuilt to insure longevity. During this initial laminate process there are numerous backing plates laminated into the deck and hull to create strong platforms and areas to fasten hardware and other small laminate parts (center console, helm seat, cleats etc.).

Haber Yachts is able to maintain specific conditions in the laminate hall to insure quality. Temperature and humidity are computer monitored and adjusted 24 hours per day. The laminate cures for a full four weeks at a minimum of 64 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 65% humidity. This insures sufficient and complete laminate bonding. All of the parts are only moved indoors, always in heated halls. They are moved from shop to shop and are never are outside until the boats are complete and ready for shipping.

After the hull is complete, the solid glass stringer system is tabbed to the hull for a stiff, rigid hull/stringer system. Simultaneously, all of the other small parts are produced in the shop for final assembly, the center console, helm seat, forward seat and more.

 

Wood Shop

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All of the wood elements on RothBilts are fabricated in the onsite wood shop. Teak windshields, teak decks and rub rails, all using custom templates and built for each boat. All of the joinery work utilizes West System epoxy, the standard in wood adhesion. All of the teak decks are hand made with quarter sawn teak planks and black caulking seams. When the deck part is complete, it is glued in place.

The standard finish is a Sikkens, Cetol Light product on all wood elements. Other finishes can be chosen including Cetol gloss, original Cetol Natural or varnish. Any other finish can be added as an option to your ordered boat.

Metal Shop

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All of the standard brass/bronze hardware is custom made, and only found on RothBiltBoats. We own the molds for the hardware and have the parts produced at an offsite foundry. All of these parts are shipped to Haber Yachts where they are cleaned and polished for installation.

Most of the stainless/chrome hardware on the RothBilts is high quality OEM products such as hawsers, cleats, fills (fuel, water etc.) and hinges. However, all other metal parts are custom produced in the in-house metal shop. When the Stainless/Chrome option is chosen there are some custom stainless pieces and Haber Yachts has the ability to do custom parts as well.

Assembly

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RB21 Assembly

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RB24 Assembly

Haber Yachts has a large, open heated space dedicated to the assembly process. All of the parts from the specialty shops are delivered to the hall and a dedicated assembly team completes each boat prior to starting the next. The process is as follows:

– The hull is placed in a mobile jig that can be moved around the hall on wheels.

– All fiberglass parts are pre-rigged with plumbing, electrical and other systems.

– All open bilge areas are filled with flotation foam. All other exposed bilge areas are top coated with white gelcoat.

– The liner (interior finished deck and finished sides, all one piece) is installed in the hull.

– The top deck is glued and fastened to the hull, and liner at the deck joint, and fastened to the deck supports.

– All the small laminate parts are fastened and caulked in place.

– Final wiring and plumbing is connected.

– Rub rail is installed

– All systems are tested and the boat undergoes final inspection.

– All boats cradled for shipping