batiment-multiplast-vannesMultiplast extends its premises in the Port of Vannes


In order to keep up with a developing market – the construction of big high-tech yachts and industrials components made of composite materials – Multiplast is setting up its new production unit in the Port of Vannes (French Atlantic coast). The company's working surface area will be increased more than two-fold in a building located just 200 metres upstream from the current yard, in the heart of a nautical centre in the full throes of development.
Gilles Ollier : " ...Over the last few years, we have been getting short on space all round. The yard had been designed 20 years ago for 25 people but there are now 50 of us working here on a daily basis. If we were to be able to meet the demand and retain the advantage we have in our sector of the market, we had to extend and adapt our working tool...".

maire-de-vannes-goulard-PDG-multiplast-chef-de-chantierMultiplast's new premises will provide a surface area of 12 000 m², representing a covered surface area of 3000 m² over two modules each of which will have a 30-metre wide door. This means that Multiplast will be able to work simultaneously on two major units, such as the maxi catamaran currently under construction for French skipper Bruno Peyron. Available headroom of 8.50 m will enable large industrial components to be assembled "under cover".
Located on the banks of the Golfe du Morbihan, a conservation area, particular attention has been paid to the aesthetics of the building so that it will fit in to a sensitive environment.The yard plans to move into the new premises during the summer period.
As for what is to become of the old yard, the 20-metre long oven will be staying where it is. It will be used for the laying-up of small components and the maintenance of boats built by the yard.

Vannes, an exceptional nautical centre

ville-de-vannesBenefiting from the presence of the Multiplast shipyard, the Town of Vannes goes along wholeheartedly with the creation of an exceptional centre in the Parc du Golfe on the banks of the Golfe du Morbihan, a centre specialising in the field of nautical design and creation and devoted to competition. As a result, in 2002, Groupe Finot (the most productive firm of naval architects in the world, leader in the design of 60-foot racing monohulls), naval architecture firm Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost (designers of Geronimo, Olivier de Kersauson's racing multihull, the world's biggest racing trimaran ; of "Géant", multihull winner of the Route du Rhum 2002) and the racing branch of North Sails (the world's biggest sail maker) all decided to set up shop in Vannes.These new facilities represent a veritable technological showcase for yacht racing on the Golfe du Morbihan, a region where many leaders in the nautical sector are already present : Bic Sport (windsurf boards), Kelt (motor yachts), Plasmor (sea kayak), Seagull (sand yachts)...
Vannes has already been awarded the title of "The most dynamic town in France", and further confirms its position as home port of many internationally renowned nautical enterprises, with a high potential for development.


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