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Jeanne-J

Jeanne J, chaloupe de Noirmoutier

Hull length: 9.40 m Breadth: 3.10 m Displacement : 10.7 t Sail area : 77 m² Noirmoutier is an island located just south of river Loire mouth. Due mainly to salt marshes, Noirmoutier has been for many centuries an important center of maritime trade and fishing. Jeanne J is a replica of the traditional boats which were very […]

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Corentin, chasse-marée de Quimper

Hull length: 17.2 m Breadth: 4.96 m Displacement : 69 t Sail area: 217 m² Quimper is the main historical city of western Brittany, located uptream of river Odet. It was an important harbour in the days of sail, but today the inhabitants have forgot this maritime past. An association decided in 1990 to build a […]

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La Belle Angèle, chasse-marée from Pont-Aven

Hull length: 14.55 m Breadth: 4.5 m Displacement : 35 t Sail area: 160 m² Pont-Aven is one of these harbour of South Brittany located upstream on tidal rivers. At that time, sea and rivers were the main ways for trading. “La Belle Angèle” is a lug sail coastal trader (Chasse-Marée) designed from pictures of Pont-Aven and […]

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Belle de Vilaine, chaloupe

Hull length: 10.5 m Breadth: 3.5 m Displacement : 18 t Sail area: 97 m² Billier is a small harbour at the mouth of river “La Vilaine”, north of River Loire. Belle de Vilaine is a replica of local fishing boat which were used mainly for trawling. She has been launched in 1994.

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Pettifox, langoustier de Camaret

Longueur de coque : 10.95 m Largeur : 3.77 m Déplacement : 11.7 t Voilure : 97.5 m² Pettifox est de la même veine que Babar. C’est un peu le même bateau avec un mètre de plus et une volonté plus affirmée de rester très proche du type traditionnel. Les membrures sont découpées et le lest n’est que partiellement extérieur. […]

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Leier Eussa, Ushant pilot

Hull length: 8.20 m Breadth: 2.84 m Displacement : 7.2 t Sail area: 51 m² Admiral Paris, in his exceptional book “Souvenirs de Marine”, has published the plan of a “boat of Ushant, end of 18th century”. Unfortunately this plan contains many discrepancies and inaccuracies. However, an Ushant association decided to build a replica of this boat, […]

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La Pauline, Dahouet lugger

Hull length: 9.48 m Breadth: 3.45 m Displacement : 11.5 t Sail area: 95 m² Dahouet is a small harbour in Saint Brieuc bay, on the northern coast of Brittany. It was very active in the past, mainly for coastal trade and Newfoundland fishing. In 1989 people from there decided to build a replica of a fishing […]

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Ilur, traditionnal

Hull length: 4.50 m Breadth: 1.75 m Displacement : 250 kg about Sail area: 12.8 m² This design is the very first version of Ilur, drawn for a Morbihan gulf lover. She has been built by Chantier du Guip in 1985. She is traditionally built, without centre-board, and rigged with a standing lug. Some other boats have been […]

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Aven, my first “sail and oar” design

Hull length: 4.60 m Breadth: 1.45 m Displacement : 200 kg environ Sail area: 10 m² Aven is may first sail and oar design. From 1982, about 100 units have been built by Chantier Naval de Loctudy. She is strip planked over steam bent frames. Hull forms are inspired by traditional boats of Brittany, with a […]

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