A new factory in Lannion for Anthenea
The floating housing builder Anthenea will buy a new industrial tool. The company was founded with a first prototype in 2017, followed by a development phase. It is now moving to the industrial stage, with a new factory. " Our new site will have a surface area of 3000 m². We will be a tenant of the Lannion agglomeration, which is investing ?4 million in the project. She has supported us from the beginning. We should move into the new premises in July 2020. "says Murielle Cheftel, in charge of Anthenea's communication.
Prototype of the Anthenea floating housing
Produce floating dwellings
The new industrial tool should make it possible to increase the production rate. " We aim for 20 boats per year (Editor's note: Anthenea capsules are designed and approved as category C boats according to European regulations, with or without an engine.) Anthenea currently employs 10 people and we expect 40 new hires within 3 years in the naval trades, including infusion. "
Each capsule has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and solarium. It can accommodate 12 people. With a surface area of 50 m², it is proposed at 480,000 euros ready for operation.
Inner space of Anthenea floating hotel capsules
A market to be built in the floating hotel industry
The floating housing sector is currently generating many projects in France, from Kayflo in the West Indies to SeaLoft in Lorient. The market is forming and Anthenea intends to take its place. If she refuses to communicate on the number of Anthenea capsules already sold, Murielle Cheftel is confident. " If we invest in the plant, we have reasons. We are targeting an international market, mainly in turquoise and warm waters, for high-end hotels. The idea is to have several modules to develop an existing hotel or create a floating hotel. It's a new market where we create everything ourselves. The marketing is therefore entirely direct. "