Port easement boats
The Bord à Bord shipyard has been building aluminium boats for professional and recreational use since 2001. Based in Plestin Les Grèves, it has made a speciality of servitude vessels for the maintenance and operation of marinas. Two models have been specifically designed to meet the needs of port agents, the Buggy 545 and Foxsea 660. The company also collaborates with Naviwatt for the boilermaking of the ZenPro 580 electric semi-rigid boats and responds to calls for tenders for custom-made barges according to the technical specifications of ship owners.
Naviwatt ZenPro 580, working in the port in zero emission
To address the environmental issue, Bord à Bord is working with the Morbihan company Naviwatt. This company has developed semi-rigid boats with electric propulsion, designed specifically for marinas. The entire hull boilerwork and deck accessories of the ZenPro 580 model are made by Bord à Bord. These boats, equipped with an 80HP equivalent outboard electric motor, with 32 kWh of batteries, meet the needs of harbour agents, with an autonomy of 2 days.
Buggy 545, a multi-purpose boat for marinas
Designed by Pierre Delion, the Buggy 545, the smaller of the two models, is 5.45 m long and 2.05 m wide. Its width and its light weight of 750 kg make it transportable to the road gauge. Equipped with a flat bottom, its draught of 260 mm allows it to access the bottom of silted harbours. A lowered bulwark facilitates the loading of equipment on board at quayside. The outboard motorization can reach 70 HP. The Buggy 545 can accommodate 5 passengers. Its versatility and simplicity are its main arguments to seduce ports which can use it both for works and for port surveillance.
Foxsea 660, a beachable boat for anchorage areas
Designed by ?uvres Vives, the Foxsea 660 completes the range with a larger size. 6.60 m long and 2.30 m wide, the boat has a light displacement of 1.5 T. It is equipped with a tilting front door to facilitate the loading of equipment from a beach or a slipway. It can be fitted with a 150 N capacity jib crane. Rear platforms at the rear facilitate engine maintenance and provide additional water access. 150 HP is the maximum power that can be installed on the outboard engine. The Foxsea 660 can accommodate 6 people on board. It is perfectly suited for mooring area managers.
Adaptable, Division 222-approved vessels
Developed from the standard model, each boat is designed according to the specifications of the marina for its type of operation. The aluminium construction, which does not require a mould, offers a great deal of latitude for the layout of the working deck. Variations can range from the addition of a cleat to that of a push front in transparent defence so as not to mark large yachts, as the Bord à Bord shipyard has done for ports on the French Riviera.
All the boats are approved by the Maritime Affairs according to division 222 for the 5th or 4th category of navigation.