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This article focuses on the design process, materials, and manufacturing techniques for one-off and low-volume production sailing craft. These include racing yachts of typically 10 to 20 m length for short coastal events, 20 to 25 m ocean racers, 24 m America's Cup racing craft, multihull racers of 35 m or more, and large luxury cruising craft. The article discusses tooling, laminating practice, curing, mold removal, and quality control, for manufacturing hulls, decks, masts, and appendages using composites.

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Richard Downs-Honey, Paul Hakes, Mark Battley, 2001. "Custom Sailing Yacht Design and Manufacture", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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