New boats

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François and Marine Rouvrais share a passion for navigation like brother and sister, so much so that they completed the same studies at ENSTA Bretagne in order to work in naval architecture. After years of sailing together, in an Optimist, in a J80 or on the family Muscadet, the young people of 23 and 24 years old are giving themselves a new maritime challenge.

Marine explains: “We wanted to build a boat together, with the aim of making it habitable and eco-responsible.” His brother adds: “The idea is to get your hands dirty and understand the constraints behind the plan that we have drawn.”

The two young naval architects François and Marine Rouvrais are working on a 6.50 m bamboo plywood sailboat. A boat that must serve as a proof of concept for this unprecedented material in yachting. Read on.