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Suwan Macha, 16.5M Jonque de Plaisance
Construction of a modern ocean going junk rigged sailboat

Suwan Macha was built in the mid '80s and the shipyard was set up solely for its construction.
This shipyard no longer exists.

  • strip planks are stacked and glued wet on wet
  • Frames are shaped against forming blocks
Strip planks are stacked and glued wet on wet. The frames are then left to cure for five days Laminated timber frames mounted on keel, strip-planking
back to top of pageLaminated frames and their timber floors are mounted on the keel
laminated timber frames with stringers, strip-planking boat building
back to top of pageReinforcing stringers are fixed to the laminated timber frames
strip-planking the hull, first layer
back to top of pageStrip-planking the hull, first layer
strip-planking-sailing-junk-stem
back to top of pageStrip-planking the stem of the sailing junk
Chinese symbols Suwan Macha, Thailand

lunch time
suwan macha
hand carving

Images: Courtesy Asia Marine