December 1 2016
The stitch and glue method is a superior way to build a wooden boat, that can use a broader range of design and application, to delve its primary benefits, such as stronger structure, better one-piece boat, simpler construction with fewer parts, faster construction, no use of expensive building molds, and much easier servicing over the long term.
This video demonstrates how the West System epoxy was used for the building of a i550 sail boat (700 man hours), by the Meade & Jan Gougeon Shipyard, that competed in the Everglades Challenge.
The stitch and glue process is generally used for building shot series.
In France, the Fora Marine shipyard, located in La Rochelle has optimized its way of doing, and produces each year around fifty 28-44' sail boats.