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The schooners of the French Navy will always be maintained by the Guip shipyard

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of January 30, 2020.

The Guip shipyard renews its contract for the old Navy rigs

The Guip de Brest shipyard, which has held the contract for the maintenance in operational condition (MCO) of the French Navy's wooden boats since 2008, has had its contract renewed for 4 years. It concerns the maintenance of 5 sailing ships: the famous Icelandic topsail schooners of 1932 Etoile and Belle-Poule, the dundee Mutin of 1926, the yawl aurique Grande Hermine and the rib Feu Follet, but also 2 motor launches of the Staff.

Engine manufacturer Yanmar joins forces with Italian FPT

An industrial agreement has been signed between the Japanese marine engine manufacturer Yanmar and its Italian colleague FPT Industrial. The transalpine manufacturer will supply Yanmar with 2 types of engine blocks corresponding to its N67 EVO and C90 models, to be adapted and marketed under its name by the Japanese brand.

Tohatsu expands its range of outboard motors

The Japanese manufacturer Tohatsu is expanding its range of outboard motors for pleasure boating. Its new model, the MFS115A, the first of a future range from 75 to 115 HP, is the most powerful of the series.

A skippers' house in Lorient

Lorient Grand Large, the association in charge of the development of ocean racing in the port of Morbihan, presented the first images of its future Skippers' House. Installed in the place of the Challenges building, destroyed by fire in 2018 It will mix technical premises, offices and reception areas over a complete surface area of 900 m².

Seaflotech collaborates with Perfect Moorings

The Seaflotech company, chaired by skipper Lionel Péan, has developed an anchoring system and platforms for the installation of activities in coastal bays. The company announced the signing of a commercial cooperation agreement with Perfect Moorings for the promotion and development of its products in France and Italy.

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