• With the Second Industrial Revolution in full swing, boat builders began experimenting with materials they hadn't used before, such as aluminum. The French racing yacht Vendenesse, built for a Count, was one such attempt.

Vendenesse

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • Launched in 1893, it had a 2 mm. thick skin and the builder claimed a 40 percent weight savings on the hull.
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