Marc Vuilliomenet

Presently in the Works…

Classic Power

Classic Power Electric Launch - Start of Construction

The Classic Power an electrically powered classic runabout.

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La Barque

La Barque - Unsinkable and self-bailing, CAT C 4 persons, transportable, compliant with CE standards.
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La Barque - Unsinkable and self-bailing, CAT C 4 persons,
transportable, compliant with CE standards.

La Barque - Unsinkable and self-bailing, CAT C 4 persons, transportable, compliant with CE standards.
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La Barque - Length overall: 5 metres - Beam: 2 metres
Displacement: 499 kilograms.

La Barque - Unsinkable and self-bailing, CAT C 4 persons, transportable, compliant with CE standards - being built.
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Draught: 0.45 metres
Sail area: Mainsail 9 m² + Jib 2 m²
Motor: Outboard, transom, maximum 5HP.

La Barque - Unsinkable and self-bailing, CAT C 4 persons, transportable, compliant with CE standards - being built
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Classic 6.50

Classic 6.50 Cabin under sail, for comfortable familly cruising.
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Built in mahogany strip planking with epoxy adhesive, moulded under vacuum, this classic sailing yacht is trailable and available in two versions…
The hull can be finished with paint or marine varnish, with two choices of rig, either cruising or racing.
Light and responsive, this boat meets European regulations.

Classic 6.50 Sport, for daysailing and regattas. Classic 6.50 Cabin, for family cruising.
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Sport version, for daysailing and regattas…
Cabin version, for family cruising with optional galley and head…

Interior of the Classic 6.50 Cabin, for family cruising…
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The interior of the Cabin Version, looking forward to the large, confortable double berth …

Interior of the Classic 6.50 Cabin, for family cruising…
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The interior of the Cabin Version, looking aft in the light and spacious cabin …

Classic 6.50 - Specifications

LOA :6.50 Meters
Beam :2.30 Meters
Draft :0.65 Meters
Sail Area :18M2
Ballast :150Kg
Displacement :600Kg Sport Version
 750 Kg Cabin Version


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The Cap Corse

The Cap-Corse is a small family coastal cruising yacht.
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Originally designed by Jean-Jacques Herbulot in 1957, the Cap-Corse is a small coastal cruiser suitable for family use. Built of cold-molded mahogany strip planking on solid mahogany frames, the bulkheads and deck are in high quality marine plywood. She is finished with marine varnish throughout so the grain of the mahogany remains visible.
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The Pointu

Marc Vuilliomenet has decided to start the production of this traditional Mediterranean fishing boat, ideally suited to recreational use…

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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Of robust construction, using mahogany strip planking and epoxy adhesive, the Mediterranean Pointu can sail all year round. Over-wintering on land is also possible as drying out is not a problem with these modern materials. Designed for up to six passengers and fitted with the most recent low-pollution diesel engine. Several options are available, as extras to the basic model.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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The hatches are in place, the mahogany trim being varnished and the paintwork started…

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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Once the hull is finished and righted, the mahogany slats and the bulkheads (creating buoyancy compartments) are fitted. The motor is placed between two watertight bulkheads to meet European standards.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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A construction in cold moulded mahogany. 3 crossed layers, glued with epoxy, using a vacuum pump system for good results. The mahogany frames are then attached to the hull, joining the keel, stem and stern post.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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The first Pointu was launched in the Port of St. Raphaël in November of 2006.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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The construction of the next boat will start this winter; This version will have a cabin and staysail rig.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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Built of cold moulded timber (wood / epoxy); Unsinkable, with self-bailing cockpit; 13 HP modern diesel engine.
LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs
Capacity: 6 persons
Some of the available options:
135 square foot staysail;
2 berths;
Teak deck;
Marine varnished hull.

Pointu Specifications: LOA: 19'6" Beam: 7'6" Draft: 1'7" Displacement: 2,156 lbs Capacity: 6 persons
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The Ebihen

This dinghy was designed by the architect François Vivier who has christened her "Ebihen". Her length overall is 4M50, built in mahogany strip-planking (bois-moulé in French), then varnished to my usual high quality standards.

The sailing dinghy Ebihen, built using mahogany strip-planking, various sail rigs possible…

A traditional skiff for sailing alone or with your family; Easy and flexible to sail, the Ebihen's metal centreboard gives her excellent stability and the possibility of sailing to the wind.

The sailing dinghy Ebihen, designed by François Vivier and built by Marc Vuilliomenet, was launched on the second of July 2005… Her LOA is 4m50 and she is built in mahogany strip planking on frames… Designed for family recreation in coastal waters, she carries five…
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The Ebihen is available with several different rigs, the Lugsail (illustrated on my site) for those who prefer simplicity; Traditional Gaff for more experienced sailors who will appreciate the lively handling, and "Bourcet-Malet" (Lugsail with standing lug mizzen), a rig commonly used in the channel and ideally suited to fishing.

The sailing dinghy Ebihen, being built…
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The Ebihen is ideally suited to be carried on a road trailer (available as an option).

A new sail boat, designed by the marine architect François Vivier, who named her "Ebihen".. With a length overall of 4m50, built of mahogany strip planking on frames, witha traditional varnished finish, designed for coastal family recreation, with up to five passengers, will be launched on the second of July 2005…
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Those who prefer powered transport are not forgotten, as an outboard can be fitted in a well. The recommended type and power is 6HP 4-stroke.

The first Ebihen was launched at St Raphaël / Fréjus on the second of July 2005.
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Her large cockpit is perfect for safe cruising…

The sailing dinghy Ebihen, designed by François Vivier and built by Marc Vuilliomenet, was launched on the second of July 2005… Her LOA is 4m50 and she is built in mahogany strip planking on frames… Designed for family recreation in coastal waters, she carries five…
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Zen

Zen : one hull, many posibilities…

Built of Plywood-Epoxy, length overall 3m80, beam of 1m60, displacement 100kg, totally un-sinkable, easily adjustable sail area, without centre-board. 1 sheet on a cleat, tiller in the hand, nothing else to be said…

"Zen" is fitted out in a traditional way, as an open boat, which leaves a lot of interior space free…
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Designed to sail in French category C for 3 persons and D for 4 persons. Zen was designed by François Vivier and sails on the lightest of breezes…

"Zen" is a boat is designed with flexibility in mind…
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There are several sail plans available, lugsail, cat-boat and also barque for fishing and day sailing.

The deck plan is adapted following the planned use for the boat, bench seats, waterproof lockers, etc.

"Zen" is a simple dinghy with a cut-out for a motor of up to 10HP in the transom, Zen is a perfect little boat for day trips and fishing… A large watertight storage locker is fitted to leave your possessions aboard without risk, and the boat can be fitted with a double skin to make her self-bailing. A small fin at the rear improves her ability to hold a course and can also protect a propeller…
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"Zen" is fitted with a simple sail of a reasonable surface area, able to be fitted with an outboard on the transom (off-centre or instead of the rudder), Zen keeps to her aptitude for leisure sailling with a clear interior (no center-board case) and leaving the option of a double-skinned hull. A long keel replaces the centre-boards often found on similar dinghies…
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Easy to row, Zen's high freeboard makes her suitable for family use, ensuring safety for young children.

"Zen" is for those who want a good sailing dinghy and to be able to row when the wind drops, manoeuvring in port or discovering a creek in a flat calm. The lugsail is fitted with a boom to increase it's power. A sabre keel is enables her to sail well to the wind. (I repeat: Totally un-sinkable ;o)
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"Zen" handles superbly under sail…
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"Zen" an awesome sailing dinghy, rowable when the wind drops.
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Marc Vuilliomenet has presented his boats at the Paris, Cannes, La Ciotat, St Tropez, Antibes and La Rochelle Boat Shows…