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LENGTH
4,44 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
4,10 m
BEAM
1,70 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,25 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
0,92 m
WEIGHT
250 kg
CENTERBOARD
44 kg
SAIL AREA
114,3 m2
LOADING CAPACITY
4 PERSONS

Beg-Meil is a traditional cruiser sloop, just like many that existed in the old days. It is elegant and seaworthy with its half-deck made of varnished wood, and its metal centerboard capable of pivoting which provides stability and performance. It can be used as a cruiser, as a fishing boat, and even as a race boat with an agile rudder. It has the same length as the Cormoran but offers the advantage of beeing lighter, so it has a smaller sail and can be easily put into water from a trailer. You can navigate alone, or with a crew of 3 and even 5. Its construction is based on either strip planking, or clincher mounting of marine plywood on plywood bulkheads. Especially the clincher-built plywood version is very easy to build. Hull shapes are the same as Ilur. Ilur is a reference sailing – rowing boat, with nearly 1000 plans already sold. The first Beg-Mail named Pepito, built by the amateur boat builder Benoit Brahant using a kit supplied by Icarai, was put into water in Carnac in July 2005. You can see our photo album. Many others are actually under construction, one beeing in La Réunion.


LENGTH
4,50 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
4,24 m
BEAM
1,85 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,43 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
0,98 m
WEIGHT
320 kg
CENTERBOARD
55 kg
SAIL AREA
VARIABLE ACCORDING SAILS
LOADING CAPACITY
4 PERSONS
I intended to design with Ebihen, a small boat inspired by the tradition, which was different than the sail-oar boats already offered in great number. Ebihen is a seaworthy, stable boat with good carrying capacity, it is suitable for family cruises, and fishing on the sea, especially sailing. We did not forget the motor either, it can be placed into a well placed in front of the rudder. It has a heavy metal centerboard that allows good stability and sailing by the wind. This way, we obtain a boat which is strong for its small size, and with a multitude of traditional or modern rigs you can see on the technical sheet. Despite its length of 4, 50 m., it offers a big and pleasant cockpit. Ebihen can be built and stored during winter time in a simple garage. It is of course transportable. Ebihen was inspired both by the boats of Northern Bretagne, especially Saint Jacut (The Ebihens are the islands in front of that port), and by the boats of Basse-Normandie, which were constructed by clincher building method. The first boat (see the photograph) of the series was built by strip- planking, and was equipped with a fore-sail; but a clincher-built plywood version is also anticipated. It is also built by the marine carpenter Marc Vuilliomenet by the method of moulded- wood.

LENGTH
5,50 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
4,94 m
BEAM
2,10 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,57 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
1,35 m
WEIGHT
800 kg
CENTERBOARD
100 kg
SAIL AREA
28 m2
CATEGORY
C / D
LOADING CAPACITY
4 / 6 PERSONS

After the success of 4,5-meter long traditional style Ebihen, we needed to design a “one meter longer” boat with the same style. Ebihen 18 has the traditional style and perfect seaworthiness of North Britain. The boat has been designed for various riggings, especially for gaff rigged and flambart. It offers to the crew, a safer half-deck and a large interior for a pleasant cruises and fishing. It is also possible to spend the night under the tent. A lot of cabinets have been provided.

Water ballast and moving centerboard provided a balance for its average displacement of 1500kgs, increased the performance, and provided the possibility of towing with a medium size car.

The ballast is simply filled by a filling plug, and emptied through the same plug when the boat is beached.

A motor pit is provided for a motor of 4–10 Hp. The propeller is right in front of the rudder, and provides easy maneuvers and safety to the skipper. Motor is right below the deck.

Strip Planking board is applied around the longitudinal and transeversal plywood stringer and bulkhead. Ebihen 18, was designed to be the easiest and fastest boat for amateur construction. Plywood cutting programs, and very detailed and sequential construction files will be appreciated by many amateur boat-builders.

The first Ebihen 18 is under construction in Grand-Largue shipyard, and will be finished in the first quarter of 2007.

Later, we will offer a version with fixed centerboard, inboard motur and cabin

 

LENGTH
5.20 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
4,50 m
BEAM
1,85 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,42 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
0,98 m
WEIGHT
400 kg
CENTERBOARD
140 kg
SAIL AREA
17 m2
LOADING CAPACITY
5 PERSONS

Lilou’s design is based on an observation: today’s sailing- fishing amateur are only supplied with pneumatic boats equipped with big outboard motors, motor-boats inspired by the automobile fashion, or plastic boats so much nude that one does not know where to tie the mooring line. With Lilou, we intended to supply the demand for a simple but seaworthy boat, with a nice profile inherited from the tradition, but above all adapted to its intended use, offering a large room to its crew (centerboard well is nearly totally under the deck). We have as well intended to provide ease of construction and economy; both for the amateur and the professional, through the epoxy resins and the digital design tools. Lilou has a plywood bilge, built by the method of stitch & glue. In short, we cut the strake according to the template, fix them temporarily with metal wires, place the epoxy joints, and cover the whole assembly by epoxy. We obtain a strong and durable hull, by benefiting from the advantages of wood and the resin simultaneously. For the rig, we preferred the spanker sloop. It lets you mast alone, and offers the efficiency of a modern rig and the rusticity of a traditional rig. But a lateen rig and a lug rig will also be offered, as they are very practical for fishing due to absence of boom. A marconi version with an aluminium mast may also be studied upon request. You can also mount an outboard motor at any time, into the well provided close to the steering lever. You can even think of a diesel version with the only condition of replacing the centreboard with a long keel. Lilou can be simply a motor- boat as well. Crowded ports are taken into consideration as well. Lilou is a transportable boat that can be put into water from an inclined careenage. Although it has a centreboard for stability on the sea, it still remains light enough, and does not require a trailer with brake system. Amateur boat builders can buy from the architect, a complete file of plans which contains assembly guide and real- size drawings on polyester patterns..


LENGTH
6.70 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
5.80 m
BEAM
2.20 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,25 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
1.14 m
WEIGHT
800 kg
CENTERBOARD
180 kg
SAIL AREA
26 m2
LOADING CAPACITY
7 PERSONS
PRODUCTION
CARVEL PLANKING MP

Being the winner of the contest of plans “a boat to go to the islands” organised by Chasse- Marée, in the category of “tradition revisited”, Stir-Ven unites classicism and modernity. It gets from classicism, the elegance of its clincher-built hull, the conviviality of its long and deep cockpit, aesthetics of a leg-of-mutton rig with high performance at all speeds (jib rig), beauty of varnished wood, bronze deck fittings, manoeuvrability by scull, possibility of rowing in non-windy weathers (oars are placed under the lateral decks). It gets from the modernity, the clincher-built plywood epoxy technology, the reduced maintenance requirements, the ease of towing and putting into water, the light-weight keel that allows the use of a 180 kg. Centreboard-ballast made of moulded profile, and the security (unsinkability). Stir Ven is intended for daily cruises, solitary or with crew; it is also suitable for sea cruises: it has two beds in its small cabin, two others on the cockpit floor under a tent which even allows you to stand up! You can live a few days on board freely, having access to most moorings forbidden to larger cruisers. A complete kit consisting of all plywood parts cut with digital CNC machines, most of which are real-size, and the templates necessary for construction, is already available. Finally, we also supply a complete file for amateur boat builders, which contain an illustrated guide and 27 plans in A3 format. Today, 25 Stir Vens have been built, nearly half of them by amateur boat builders. Stir Vens will finally be able to race together on occasions like Golfe Week, races of Bois de la Chaise etc... The series is under continuous development. Please note that the Stir Ven construction file is available in English.


LENGTH
6.80 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
6.33 m
BEAM
2.30 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,44 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
1.35 m
WEIGHT
900 kg
BALLAST
160 kg
CENTERBOARD
70 kg
SAIL AREA
28 m2
LOADING CAPACITY
8 PERSONS
PRODUCTION
CARVEL PLANKING MP

Méaban has a very similar use to Stir Ven, but it offers a real cabine that allows you to coast: 4 beds, a kitchen corner, and place for a toilet. A novel design of ballast and centerboard (which is retractable under the cockpit) ensures that the cabin is not totally occupied by the well. Actually we have adopted the design of the famous Béluga de Cornu, but made it more habitable and more seaworthy. The cockpit is water-tight and self-draining, but leaves plenty of room for cruises. On the rudder axis, a well for outboard motor is provided, which makes manoeuvres in crowded ports very easy. Méaban’s rig is very similar to Stir Ven. An optional marconi rig is also available. The hull is formed by strip planking which allows a finishing of varnished wood. The bulwark is made of real wood. Aesthetically, it looks like the traditional small cruisers of our costs. Its construction is based on dovetailed longitudinal and transversal bulkheads. It is still transportable, but only with powerful vehicle. The first two examples of this boat are under construction by an amateur and by an association. A real size drawing on polyester template has been supplied to facilitate the construction. A professional construction is also possible. Please contact the representing. Please note that we are developing a version with plywood board (big strake at the garboard and moulded plywood for the bilge and the sides). This version will have a lighter weight. Availability upon request is anticipated for autumn 2005.


LENGTH
6.95 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
6.30 m
BEAM
2.50 m
WEIGHT
3000 kg
BALLAST
1000 kg
SAIL AREA
38 m2
CATEGORY
C/D
 

In the bloodline of Ebihen and Ebihen 18, Koalen is also inspired by the traditional crabbers of Brittany. I have chosen a length just under 7 metres, with a generous loaded displacement approaching 3 tonnes. This allows a satisfactory confort for coastal cruising.
Accommodations include 4 berths (fore V-berth convertible into double), head (marine type or Porta-Potti) in the fo'c'sle, a well dimensioned galley, a chart table sliding over a quarter berth, a dinner table stowed over the other quarter berth.

The strip planked hull is sheathed outside and laid over transversal and longitudinal plywood bulkheads. As on my other designs, the home builder as well as the professional will benefit from an exceptional ease of construction. A good amount of lateral plane and a heavy ballast keel will give, for such an old looking boat, windward performances that will
astonish many yachtmen.

The long keel will also make quiet the most anxious skipper when drying out. The legs themselves are stowed under side deck in cockpit area. A 10 hp about diesel engine is suggested. The propeller does not need any notch into the rudder in order not to impair steering efficiency. Alternatively, an outboard motor may be fitted into a well at centreline just in front of rudder.
Koalen is a gaff cutter, a rig perfectly right for this powerful hull. The moderate area of staysail and jib, the simple arrangement without running backstay, make Koalen easily manoeuvrable by a 2 persons crew. The mast is stepped in a tabernacle to allow unrigging without external aid.

I have also drawn an other version, with a two masted lug rig (named flambart in Northern Brittany) and a small fore cabin. This version is more dedicated to day sailing but allows to spend a night on-board from time to time. Classic Boat Turkiye has chosen this splendid rig for the first Koalen to be build shortly in Istanbul. Icarai, a boatbuilder located in Cherbourg, markets Koalen in western Europe. Plans and building instructions for amateur builders are foreseen. Please get in touch with the designer.


LENGTH
5.85 m
LENGTH WATER LINE
5,25 m
BEAM
2.10 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD UP
0,43 m
DRAFT CENTERBOARD DOWN
1.20 m
WEIGHT
700 kg
BALLAST
150 kg
SAIL AREA
20.3 m2
LOADING CAPACITY
5 PERSONS
PRODUCTION
CARVEL PLANKING MP
CATEGORY
C

Béniguet is a new boat offered in two versions:

-an open cruiser , close to Stir Vin’s spirit, but smaller (possibility of sleeping under tent for three people)

-a cruising boat as shown on the opposite picture

The « cruiser » can be used for daily trips, offering a shelter, possibility of a siesta in the shade, a chemical or marine WC, the possibility to fix tea or a warm meal. It is of course possible to spend the night at the front for two adults and a child. But we wanted to make the external space advantageous, as it is suitable for a boat of this size. The cockpit, with its two benches of 2 meters long, offers an exceptional comfort and lets you fish of cruise without difficulty. Note that, it exists a lowered space on both sides of motor well, where you can put a bucket or your fishing equipment. The metal centerboard rotates under the cockpit, and does not block the latter nor the equipment. It gives au Béniguet much higher performance than most of the small cruisers inspired by tradition. As usual, I gave a lot of importance to the pleasure of helming a good sail-boat.

The small keel, discontinued at the back, makes the boat as easy to put into water as an integral centerboard, protecting the outboard motor in well which is perfectly within reach of the helmsman, and placed on the axis of the rudder for easy maneuvers. The purists will be able to dismount the motor during cruises under sail, by placing it either in a chest, or simply place it transversally at the back. They will also be able to use a big scull whose stowage is provided. Nothing is omitted for a demanding sailor,  front chain locker, stowage facilities, opening port-light on the deckhouse façade etc…, It is clinch-built by plywood-epoxy; a very modern solution which is also in the spirit of classical pleasure vessels. By limiting the number of varnished pieces or by replacing them with oiled teak, maintenance will be equivalent to that of a polyester hull. The cockpit is water-tight and self draining. The ballast is approximately 170 kgs, half of which is placed within the centerboard, and therefore quite low in navigation. All of these make Béniguet a very dependable boat.

Béniguet was presented during the last boat show in Paris (December 2005), where it had a great success. The first trials took place in Rance at the beginning of January 2006.

Kit and plans for amateur builders will be available at the end of January 2006.

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L.O.A.
8.48 m
L.W.L.
6.95 m
Beam
2.80 m
Draft
1,30 m
Weight
2800 kg
Balast
1000 kg
Motor - 1GM10 YANMAR
9.9 HP
Category - "CE" B/C
6 / 8 Prs
 

Toulinguet is a boat that I am very much attached to, because I think it is now necessary to offer classical pleasure vessels as an alternative to the restoration of old Cornu or boats of other well-known or forgotten architects.

Therefore I have started to design this boat which is offered both for the professional and the amateur boat builder.

Toulinguet is sailboat of the 30’s with its long keel, its low deck house, and its large cockpit. It is also a boat of the 60’s with its modern wooden construction, and its layout plan adapted for a small cruising boat for a crew of four.

Several versions of rig are projected, a sloop of bermuda with jumper stay, or a coaster.

First of all I wanted this boat to have the nautical characteristics of old yachts: stability of course, equilibrium of mast, feel of tiller, ease of steerage under sail, smooth movements. The classical keel with lead ballast contributes to these characteristics, while providind an easy beaching on beaching legs.

Toulinguet, a fully-rigged boat, should sail very well, especially windward.

A diesel engine is projected, but one can simply install an outboard in the motor well.

The original technical solutions provide an affordable price through a very complete file of plans and real-size polyester templates. The first Toulinguet is under construction by an amateur.


Lenght
5.90 m
Lingth Water Line
5.45 m
Beam
2.20 m
Draft
0,43 m
Weight
550 kg
Building
Marine Kotra
Engine
40 HP
Kategori
C
 

Koulmig aims to bring an alternative to the motor boats which dominate the market today. It is distinguished by many aspects:

• Classical and warm silhouette, which integrates better to the sea environment.

• Simple design and construction, adapted to both professional and amateur construction. Stratified plywood construction brings both the advantages of wood (lightness) and od epoxy (maintenance).

• “Semi-displacement” form provides a good motion in the sea, and a possibity to navigate in river with minimum wake. Koulmig can receive an outboard of low (10 hp) to moderate (30 hp) power, which provides a speed of up to 14 knots.

• A “cosy” cabin with 2 couchettes, chemical WC, kitchen corner and small square table.
• Self-draining cockpit with full-with zone for fishing.

• Finally, the boat can be towed. That eliminates the need for a place in port.

The first Koulmig is under construction by Bruno Leducq, who plans to start a small mass-production. Please contact CLASSICBOATS-TURKIYE.

The file for amateur boat builders will be available after the tests of this first boat. Equipment and motor (diesel) versions will be available as well..

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