Plywood-epoxy construction for the hull and glass-epoxy sandwich for the deck.
Work in progress for CK 64
Start of construction in Tunisia of a 19.60 m sailing catamaran dedicated to scuba diving trips.
Construction in Sealium with composite coach roof to reduce weight .
To simplify sails handling and to reduce stresses in the structure, the rig is a twin soft wing sails on self-standing masts, Matin-Bleu’s style.http://www.matinbleu.net
12/2015- Cruising yachts
AVENTURIN 51' is now sailing
After 12 years of hard work, Aventurin 51' (growing to 55' with her transom platform) is now sailing.
This ULPC (Ultra Light Pure Centerboarder) speed along at +16 knts when the wind picks up.
A great reward for his courageous and talented amateur homebuilder.
12/2015- Cruising yachts
A journey onboard MERCATOR 105.2
Sea trials onboard Mercator 105.2. Built since 5 years, we finally had the opportunity to test her under sails.
Despite her important volume and her shallow draft, she performs pretty well under sails : 9 knts at reaching with 18 knts TWS and 6/7 knts upwind. Thanks to her hight freeboard, she is very comforting and we never became wet from the spray.
Inside accomodations are very comfortable and panoramic vision allows to look around from chart table.
ALUMARINE shipyard performs sea trials of 2 hydrographic launches designed for Congo river survey.
06 - 2013 Workboats
RUSSIA #2 A new MISTRAL 950 in progress
Dionis SPINEY, St Petersburg, is building a new MISTRAL 950. Hull is already overturned.
RUSSIA #1 LC40 hit the water in MOSCOW
Den VAKAR and his team at OSTYACHT Shipyard launch his Class 40 LC40. Mast and rig will be set in spring.
OCEAN 35 at Grand Pavois Boatshow
OCEAN 35 unveiled during Grand Pavois Boatshow at La Rochelle.
" Huge width, big draught, lightweight, weight centering: this make Ocean 35 a planning yacht, reliable and always fast"
09-2012 OCEAN 35
SILLINGER 1200 extensively tested
Intense sea trials for multipurpose RIB SILLINGER 1200.
02 - 2012 SILLINGER RIB
SEAFRET 35 project
Engineering design for SEAFRET 35 Saliing Cargo Ship intended for inter-coastal shipping in the Caribbean. Project consistency allows significant energy savings.
Project supported at 70% by ADEME and FEDER funds
MiniCP first sail
MiniCP first sail and first surf in north of France.
"She is very pleasant and fast, well balanced.
I can get back the same feeling as on my previous full carbon mini" skipper/builder said.
Jxx38' sea trials
Launch and succesfull sea trials for trawler catamaran Jxx 38'.
08 - 2011 Motorboats
MISTRAL 950 first sail
Launching and first sail for MISTRAL 950 during 2 weeks family cruising.
Roomy, bright and airy inside accomodations are really designed for cruising programm. The lifting keel enable to moor everywhere.
Deep ballast and XXL sail area give her the astonishing performances of Classe950s: sharp and light, they are very pleasant to steer.
08-2010 MISTRAL 950
First sail for TP44
First sail for TP44: she loves strong winds and sail by oneself at 7/8 knts upwind. Reaching is her favourite way to sail, averaging at 9/10 knts. Helm is smooth and hyper-efficient Great comfort inside with 360° view when sitting at chart table. Picture:http://www.vapillon.com
03-2010 TP 44
LCC 40' hit the water!
Launching and first sail for LCC 40' "Sinequanon".
After 9 years (!) of work, her builder could taste the pleasure of first sailing: "A real Citroën DS: fluidity, power, comfort, speed".
This skilled homebuilder (no more an "amateur" now) built her just like an experienced shipyard.
Hermine 51' Kauana first sail
Top speed of 12 knots during first sail trial for this offshore long passage pure centerboarder.
Birth of Tenderfish 28' a new fishing motorboat build by Black Pepper.
Designed for max speed in rough seas.