Though I couldn't make it to Siggraph this year after all, I still pre-recorded my talk about designing, building all of the pieces, and destroying a typical wooden boat. The lesson is crammed with a lot of techniques that you can apply to your own project, such as:
Complex voronoi fractures based on a novel geometry analysis of the shape to be fractured
Quick fracturing wood based simulation setup
Advanced PolyExtrude and PolyPath applications
Skinning complex shapes from a few curves
Much, much, more!