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VIDEO: Building spirit

Spirit Yachts in Ipswich, U.K., is one of few yards in the world that build wooden boats in series production.

The hull of the 47CR alone requires a staggeringly large number of pieces placed over station molds and bulkheads, tacked into place, saturated with epoxy resin and vacuum-bagged.

Layer after layer of wood veneer, each one bedded in epoxy and bagged, produce a stiff, strong hull that requires very little maintenance, compared with yachts built with the traditional plank-on-frame method.

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