進水式

一片の鋼板を切断することから数ヶ月、船は船体の形を整えて進水します。支綱切断からトリガー*が外された後、色とりどりの紙吹雪とテープが舞う中、船は音もなく進水台を滑り**、見る間に海へ。新たな船が誕生する、記念すべき瞬間です。

*トリガーとは?
船が滑らないよう固定する、フックのような装置

**当社の進水式は獣脂を進水台と船台の間に塗布する、昔ながらのヘット方式です。見学席から手の届かんばかりの船が、静寂とともに優雅に滑走してゆく様子は日本一と自負しています。

 

<お知らせ>
一般の皆様の進水式見学も可能です。

進水式とは、船にとって大海原へ旅立つ為の第一歩となる式典です。
お客様に感動を届けるため、やり直しできない一発勝負に現場の職人は胸を張って作業を進めています。何度やっても不安と緊張は拭えませんが、無事に着水した時の達成感は何物にも代えがたく感無量のひと時です。
平井国雄
取締役

竣工引渡

船上に居並ぶ人々とはためく大漁旗が印象的な左の写真は、昭和5年(1930年)竣工の共福丸です。それから87年後の、平成29年(2017年)の引渡風景が下の写真です。ずいぶん様変わりしましたが、お客様の安全運航を願い、一隻一隻を胸を張って引渡すことに変わりはありません。
今も昔も、お客様第一・品質第一の本田です。

現場では安全第一、品質向上を常に心掛け、性能・品質ともにお客様に満足していただき一年でも二年でも長く使ってもらえる船造りを目指して日々努力しています。
安部淳一
常務取締役

Launching Ceremony

From the initial phase of steel cutting, through to preliminary processing and blocks assembling, ships are named and launched.
After the rope cutting event, triggers* are released on the slipway and
the ship starts to move silently into the sea.**
It is the cerebration of the birth of a new ship. 
NOTICE: Due to the Covid-19 virus epidemic, the launching ceremony is now closed to the public. 

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*Trigger:
An implement hooking the hull to the slipway, preventing the ship from slipping

**Our Launching is done the old-fashioned way by applying grease between the twin-launch platforms which allows the ship to pass elegantly and very close to the watching audience.
We are proud of that traditional way and believe it is the best ceremony in Japan.

The ship launching ceremony is a ceremony which serves as the first step for a ship on its voyage to the open sea. Our on-site craftsmen work with pride on this make-or-break game that cannot be redone to deliver excitement to customers.

I will never lose my anxiety no matter how many ships we make. Nevertheless, the feeling of accomplishment when one of our ships safely hits the water is an unbelievable moment that cannot be replaced.
Kunio Hirai
Director

Delivery

The photograph on the left is of the wooden cargo ship named Kyofuku-Maru which was delivered at Honda shipyard in 1930. Many people stood along the deck and the ship was decorated with chains of fishermen’s flags wishing her future prosperity.

 

Eightyseven years have passed since then leading to the most recent deliveries of Themis Triumph / Monica which can be seen in the photographs on the left.

Over time we have developed our capabilities to meet market trends and client needs but our passion to deliver each ship proudly with a focus on our client’s safe future voyages remains unchanged.

 

At our shipyard, we always keep in mind a safety first policy. We also strive to continuously improve the quality of the finished product so that our clients are satisfied with the performance and longevity of the Vessel.
Junichi Abe
Managing Director