Special works

Some particular requests can lead to very specific studies because of their conception and their singularity. Each case is unique and must be the object of a preliminary study of feasibility.

Here are some examples of my activities:

Structure drawings

"Le 
  Paquebot" lounge, ceiling structure"Le Paquebot" lounge,
ceiling structure
"Le Paquebot" lounge, completed"Le Paquebot" lounge, completed

Structure drawings for the accomplishment of the main deck and superstructures on a barge (85 m long, 950 tons) meant to be used on a floating restaurant (Le Paquebot, Paris 1997).

Installation of welded steel structures: 250 tons and ballasting 230 tons.

 

 

 

Lenghtening

Lenghtening of a sailing boat

Lenghtening of sailing boatLenghtening
of sailing boat
"Iemanja" rebuilding of front part"Iemanja" rebuilding
of front part

Lenghtening of a sailing boat in France and in the USA 1998 (shipyards: CDK La Fort Fouesnant and Derektor in Fort Lauderdale, initial length 24m and final length 29m); modification of hull shape, making of the interior works, making of the mould and of the hull structue, connection of the various networks, hydrostatic and stability calculations, general process and supervision of the works and acceptance.

 

Lenghtening of tuna boats

Mold of new aft part Mold of new aft part
Preparing new deck structure Preparing new deck structure

Lenghtening of tuna boats (shipyard Sailing Concept, La Ciotat France 2004 and 2005); lenghtening of the stern, building of ramps and skiff.
Supervision and general organization of the works.

 

 

 

New deck being fitted in place New deck being fitted in place
Hull structure of aft part Hull structure of aft part
Fitting new deck Fitting new deck

 

 

 

 

 

Improvement in the conception of the energetic production

Catamaran Orange IICatamaran Orange II
Photo Guilain Grenier

Improvement in the conception of the energetic production on board the maxi-catamaran Orange II, calculations of the gas-oil consumption, optimization of the working conditions of the alternators, calculation of the solar panels energy contribution, technical proposals, research for various suppliers and materials, supervision and trials.

 

 

 

 

Expeditions

Stéphane Peyron

Singlehanded Atlantic crossing Stéphane PeyronSinglehanded Atlantic crossing
Stéphane Peyron
Singlehanded Atlantic crossing Stéphane PeyronSinglehanded Atlantic crossing
Stéphane Peyron

Conception, drawing and equipment of Stephan Peyron transoceanic sailbord, assistance and meteorological routing during his singlehanded North Atlantic crossing New York-La Rochelle in 1987.

 

 

 

 

Raphaëla le Gouvello

Raphaëla le GouvelloRaphaëla le Gouvello
Photo C. Poulain
Singlehanded Pacific crossing Raphaëla le Gouvello Arrival to PapeeteSinglehanded Pacific crossing
Raphaëla le Gouvello
Arrival to Papeete
Photo Christine Janin

Conception, drawings, equipment of Raphaela le Gouvello transoceanic sailboard, preparation, assistance and meteorological routing during her various singlehanded crossings:

Atlantic ocean: Dakar to Martinique 2000
Mediterranee: Marseille to Tunis 2002
Pacific ocean: Lima to Tahiti 2003

 

 

Supervision

Supervision of various boats being built, checking that they are in conformity with the specifications and the purchase contract, visit accounts including photographic documents, advice, sea trials and final acceptance.