Jaxon Craft Story
The owner of Jaxon Craft, Robert Jackson came to BNJ
Marine Ltd. to develop a twenty-four foot hull that he could start
his line with. BNJ developed bottom plates and suggested the side
plates and sheer line.
Four slightly different boats and a couple years later, Mr. Jackson
was very impressed with his boat bottoms and how these boats where
handling in the water. Mr. Jackson now wanted to move this boat
into production; it must be reproducible with little deviation (tolerance).
BNJ Marine ltd. once again steps up to the plate with what we call
Production Prototype Development for aluminum boat builders. Providing
complete one hundred percent of the sheet metal CNC (computer numerically
controlled) part development, we call Boat In A Box Builder Kits
(Essentially all the parts and manual to build a boat ready and
dropped off at your shop).
In this case reverse engineering the last Jaxon Craft boat producing
a copy of this boat. The new boat, the (CNC Boat) to have the same
hull and similar windscreen, sheer, styling and purpose.
The scantlings and longitudinal (super structure) is the BNJ Marine
Ltd. way, self-Jigging weld assembly prototyping, we call Boat In
A Box Builder Kits. There where of course a few cosmetic issues
also addressed. Also added to the basic kit later was the development
of the canvas top and radar arch. Judge for your self, Mr. Jackson
is happy with the results.
Also see Western Mariner October 2006 article page twenty-one.
My dealings to date with BNJ have been excellent.
I initially hired them to supply me with offsets for a set of bottom
plates to facilitate a 24 ft offshore boat . After development and
topside changes, that boat was eventually copied for CNC production
by BNJ. The transition went very smoothly with their experience
and connections in the industry. The follow up and assistance while
building with this new method was impeccable. Alterations and improvements
were executed in a very timely fashion and the end result was more
than expected. The process created a stronger, lighter and vastly
more accurately built boat in 1/3 to 1/2 the time that it previously
took. As time goes by, I expect even those figures to diminish.
One by-product of this computer assisted method is a wealth of information
and graphics (weights, angles, dimensions) that a builder could
never expect to have at his disposal so conveniently.
In the interim the BNJ team supplied me with plate developments
for numerous other boats, all which were very successful and highly
regarded by their owners.
My relationship with BNJ will be ongoing and I heartily recommend
their services to anyone building boats for any purpose.
Jaxoncraft Marine Ltd. www.jaxoncraft.com
BNJ Marine Ltd. recently worked with Jaxon Craft in the preliminary
general arrangement drawings for a future 24 hard top similar to