Jewell #6 for sale in Norway

François Vivier designed Jewell No. 6, professionally built, demo boat. Built in Bowa supplied okoume marine plywood. One of very few Jewells available in Europe. Jewell is a fast trailerable, lightweight centreboard sailboat. Price € 29.500 Located in Stavanger, Norway. Here are three web albums for the presentation of Jewell No. 6 in detail: ​ […]

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Minahouet 29

Minahouet 2009 for sale

Je vends Pinocchio qui est le Minahouet n°26. Il est gréé en sloop et peut aussi naviguer en misainier pour le solitaire ou par vent fort. C’est un voile aviron rapide à la voile. Je l’ai construit moi même entre 2007 et 2009. Il est en bon état, complet, prêt à naviguer. Il est vendu avec […]

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Efficient sculling oars drawings

In the autumn of 2016, Thomas Spriet, the friendly boss of “A l’Abordage“, a French online shop that offers “everything for the classic and traditional boat” asked me to draw a st of sculling oars which are made for him and he markets on his website. I have gathered all I had on the subject and […]

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Gozzo in mare

7 m latin sailer for sale in Italy

This Gozzo was bought in 2003, first full refit including new engine Volvo Penta. Second full refit after sinking in 2008 in the harbour due to bad weather (insurance report available with all details). Regular maintenance Y/Y with utilisation limited in July and summer every year. Planned refit in spring 2016 of the hull. Boat […]

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Stir-Ven Kelpie

Stir-Ven “Kelpie” for sale

Stir Ven 22 sail #42 named “Kelpie” was built by Stanley Robert in Tasmania, Australia and launched in 2013. Built from CNC cut Austral Marine hoop pine plywood (hull), BoteCote epoxy, Celery Top pine and other rare Tasmanian timbers (including native cherry, leatherwood, King Billy pine, myrtle). Spars (Mast, boom, gaff) are from Douglas Fir. […]

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Geoff Kerr, Two Daughters Boatworks

Two Daughters Boatworks, USA

Geoff Kerr is the builder/owner of Two Daughters Boatworks in Westford, Vermont. He has been a full-time builder for 25 years and have built and deliver over 50 boats, as well as completing miscellaneous repairs and restorations. His most frequent work has been Oughtred double-enders. He has been sailing his own Caledonia for 21 years. […]

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Toulinguet classic yacht for sale

Olceni 2, is a Toulinguet, a Vivier design. She is fast, seaworthy, gentle and comfortable at sea. Olceni 2 takes us cruising many years along the French and British coasts. Her shallow draught combined with easy to install legs allowed us to discover many wild moorings. She is a classic yacht of the seventies but […]

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Morbic 8 to 12: dimensioned drawings and download

Two new things about the Morbic range, from the Morbic 8 tender to the Morbic 12 sail and oar: Plan packages now include dimensioned drawings of all plywood parts. Then, the boats may be built from the plan package only. Full-size patterns and CNC cut plywood kits are still available. They allow making the construction […]

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Stir-Ven 19 Vogue

Stir-Ven 19 plans are available

Several Stir-Ven 19 have been built by Grand-Largue boat-builder in France, but plans for home builders were not released. Actually, this requires additional work to make detailed building instruction, including some changes to take into account the feedback from the first boats. Smaller than the “historical” stir-Ven (now named Stir-Ven 22), Stir-Ven 19 keeps all […]

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Méaban Lesath

VivierBoats at the Southampton BoatShow

Grand-Largue boatbuilder, my “historic” partner in France is present at the Southampton Boatshow (16 to 25 September 2016). A recently built Méaban will be displayed. Adrian Donovan, a British boatbuilder is also present with the Morbic 12 Cadfael.  

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Stir-Ven for sale in Mallorca

Stir-Ven en vente à Sóller, Mallorca, Espagne. Ce modèle à été construit en 2000 et se trouve en parfaites conditions. Le bateau à uniquement été mis à l’eau chaque été (Juillet-Août) depuis sa construction puis gardé en garage le long de l’année. Accastillage Harken et cordages modernes. Prix de vente : 12 000 €. Le bateau […]

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Creizic, the designer sail-and-oar boat now sold!

The first and still unique Creizic is “not for sale anymore”. This new design has been drawn for a design competition organized in 2011 by the French magazine “Chasse-Marée” and the “Wooden village” of the La Rochelle boat show. The dinghy has been built by Icarai in Cherbourg. My intent was to design a sail-and-oar […]

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Erik Klepsvik

Norseman AS, Norway

Last year, I’ve been contacted by Erik Klepsvik from Norway, willing to have a Jewell built for his own use. Erik owned a Storm 19, from Swallow Boats (now Swallow yachts) and was looking for a bigger boat. The Jewell was finally ordered to a Lithuanian boat-builder, AmberBoat. Construction is progressing and the hull has […]

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Ebihen 15 clinker planked, built by Grand-Largue, for sale

Vends Ebihen 15, construction à clin de contreplaqué par le chantier Grand-Largue. Gréement de sloup à corne. Excellent état. Foc neuf, Moteur Suzuki 5 ch ayant très peu servi, remorque Mécanorem avec roues renforcées. Ce bateau a navigué à Noirmoutier. Nombreuses photos ici. Lucien Guichard Tel : 01 39 21 88 78 Tel été : 02 51 […]

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Stir Ven

Stir-Ven N°9 for sale, built by Grand-Largue

Vends Stir-Ven N°9 construit au chantier Grand-Largue. Ce bateau possède toutes les options. Il sort du chantier Grand-Largue : peinture, vernis et ponçage/huilage du pont et des espars. Il comprend en sus un grand taud d’hivernage couvrant la totalité du bateau et les deux focs équipés d’un emmagasineur en bronze. Remorque Mécanorem à timon cassant. […]

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Tilting pillars to build Ebihen 15/16

When building an Ebihen, Icarai boatbuilder had the idea to assemble the boat structure upright, and then turn over the hull for planking. Then, the boat is suspended to two pillars, allowing for tilting it on either sides, allowing a more confortable work. Up to now, this method was explained in my plan, but leaving […]

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Richelieu 16 - Louis Ducharme

Atelier Nautique Richelieu, Canada

Louis Ducharme, Atelier Nautique Richelieu, is a new partner. Located near Montreal, Quebec, he is able to build “VivierBoats”, as well as provides CNC cut plywood kits. Our cooperation started with the Richelieu 16, an electrically driven launch, based on the same hull lines than my well known Ebihen 16, with a totally redesigned cockpit. […]

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Skol ar Mor launching, January 2016

Skol ar Mor is a high-level school, training traditional marine carpenters. During the 2 years course, the apprentices are building several boats, in order to learn various wooden boat techniques. In January, the school launch boats built during the first half-year, generally small boats. A team of 3 was in charge of each boat. In […]

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Gabian: a lateen rigged boat

For many years, I had in mind to draw a Mediterranean boat, named pointu or barquette on the French Med coast. Michel Aubert, living in the countryside near Fréjus and Cannes, gave me the chance. As most of my designs, I did not try to draw a true replica of a given traditional boat, but […]

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Morbic 12 built by Ben Ullings, The Nederlands

New Morbic 12 for sale

This Morbic 12 has been built by the boatbuilder Ben Ullings in the Netherland. She is built with Bruynzeel Oukume First Grade Marineply. The wood for gunwales, thwarts, etc. is mahogany. Mast and spars are made of Yellow Cedar, which is very light and strong. The helm is made of ash. Sole and garboard are epoxy/glass sheeted. She comes […]

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Swedish clinker dinghy for sale

Stella maris est un canot à clins, en chêne massif verni, construit par Evald Olsson (Suède) en 1989. Il est en bon état, vernis refait récemment, gréement de sloup au tiers. Longueur 4 ,86 m, largeur 1,77 m, tirant d’eau 0,30 cm, remorque de route 2007, pompe de cale électrique neuve, taud hivernage, avirons. Visible en Loire-atlantique (France, Nantes […]

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Three fingers down!

“… I received the plan of the boat. We started with my son in early August the construction by the building frame. We were proud of ourselves and result. We then start cutting the hull parts. Everything was going well when …. 3 fingers down. Emmergency, ambulance, hospital, fingers transplantation. 6 days of waiting and anxiety […]

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Ross Cameron and Ilur at Southampton boatbuiding show 2015

Ross Cameron, UK

I am happy to welcome a new partner, Ross Cameron. After a career in biotechnology, Ross makes a boatbuilding training at the International Boatbuilding Training College [IBTC] in Lowestoft. Then he worked on various boat-building projects before setting up Cameron boat builder. He specialises in the construction of new boats such as those designed by Francois Vivier, using […]

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Jewell, trailable gaff yawl, launched in Australia

Fontana is the first Jewell built in Australia by Tony O’Connor, my partner in this country. He writes “the wind was very gusty that day so I used the first reef, but even so she flew along…  once we had tuned the rig, she was really fast but really light on the helm and very responsive, an […]

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Runabout 16'6'' built by Skol ar Mor

16′ 6” runabout for sale

This runabout has been built by Skol ar Mor, the famous French wooden boatbuilding school. She is a replica of “Sunray”, an american runabout drawn by Seattle designer Edwin Monk in 1932. Length: 5.03 m, Breadth: 1.52 m. She is delivered with a Suzuki outboard (30 hp) and a trailer. Oak frames over a mahogany backbone. Hull planking, deck, […]

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Welcome to this new web site

12 years ago, I gave you my first appointment on the web. Now I welcome you to this new web site. It allows me to post many pieces of valuable information, month after month, and most importantly it gives you the ability to make your comments and exchange ideas. I have now a “shop” page […]

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