From the Montreal Olympics to 2016, a constant evolution
Founded in 1976, on the return from the Montreal Olympic Games, by Jean-François Fountaine and Yves Pajot, the shipyard initially built dinghies and windsurfers, then racing monohulls. After the victory of J-F Fountaine and Pierre Follenfant in the Transat La Rochelle - New Orleans in 1982 on the catamaran Charente-Maritime, the entrepreneur launched himself on two hulls! With the late naval architect Michel Joubert, he adapted the concept of light catamaran to cruising. From year to year, the boats produced will evolve towards more comfort, sometimes sacrificing performance to the customer's desire as the founder says in the video. In 1998, he launched his first motor catamaran.
A video combining memory and institutional communication
A promotional tool for the Fountaine-Pajot group, the 40-year-old video offers us beautiful archive images retracing the history of the site, enhanced by the comments of founder Jean-François Fountaine. It continues with images of the site and today's models, commented on by the group's stakeholders in 2016, setting out the philosophy and objectives of the Aigrefeuille d'Aunis manufacturer, in a more institutional discourse.
Passionate people will appreciate to go back through this page of the history of French boating.