Incredible hull

One of 10 identical `Challenge 2000′ yachts being built at Devonport Royal Dockyard for the BT Global Challenge race, which begins next September. The 22m yachts are being assembled using a new precision manufacturing technique developed by DML. System 2000, said to increase speed and accuracy of assembly, uses laser-cut flat-steel parts which slot together […]

One of 10 identical `Challenge 2000′ yachts being built at Devonport Royal Dockyard for the BT Global Challenge race, which begins next September. The 22m yachts are being assembled using a new precision manufacturing technique developed by DML. System 2000, said to increase speed and accuracy of assembly, uses laser-cut flat-steel parts which slot together to allow welding without the need for jigging.

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