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Metrica Building Yachts for the Super Rich

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August 27, 2013
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Fine woods and materials, hand-made parts - the engineers and carpenters at Metrica can spend as much as two years working on the interior of a single yacht. Their clients have extravagant tastes - and demand, above all, absolute discretion.


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