The blue tape is being used to help the craftspeople align the wood grains for one long panel.
A proper yacht deserves a proper wooden wheel for the helm.
It takes two to properly trim this curved piece of wood; special machines are on site to address a variety of particular needs.
Tyvek suits and respirators protect workers so they can concentrate on getting a perfect finish.
Getting a perfect finish requires not only high-tech machinery but also thorough wipe-downs by hand, to remove dust. It’s only then that the hundreds of panels, handrails, entertainment consoles and other pieces can be prepped for the yacht’s final fit-out.
As the staircase of a 130 and the master stateroom of a 164 reveal, all of this work pays off in the form of beautifully aligned grains without bumps or other imperfections.
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