Ship profile for the sailing ship: "André-Yvette"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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André-Yvette, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

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Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,

André-Yvette, Volker Gries, Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012 , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012,

André-Yvette, Volker Gries, Sail Brest 2016 , 07/2016

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest 2016,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Locmiquelic
Type of rigging:YAWL
Type of ship:Gabare de L'Iroise
Year built:1936
Yard:Styvel , Camaret, FRA
Overall length:25.00 m
Length (hull):17.50 m
Breadth:5.59 m
Draught:2.00 m
Sail area:85 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:180 PS
Engine:Penta TMD 100

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 02 May 2021

  • built 1935 by Styvel in Camaret, FRA for Tanguy and Jean Quéméneur, rigged as cutter and fitted with an engine (Baudouin), launched on Juli 23, 1936.
  • used by Tanguy and Jean Quéméneur until 1948, later until 1964 used by Tanguy Quéméneur alone.
  • 1936-64 transport of stone and building materials and during WWII transport of potatoes and wine.
  • 1965 bought by Jean-Paul Monot, transport of goods between Brest and Ouessant and Brest and Sein.
  • since 1974 decommissioned, since 1976 conversion to a boat for pleasure and private uses at the shipyard Péron in Camaret, until 1987 she has 3 different owners.
  • since 1987 owned by an organisation working with troubled youth.
  • 1997 purchased by the association Pupilles de l’enseignement public (ADPEP 56), extensive overhaul during the next years.
  • participation in sailing festivals of the region.
  • since 2008 registered as boat of heritage (BIP - Bateau d'intérêt patrimonial) of the association Fondation du patrimoine maritime et fluvial.
  • put for sale in 2020 for economical reasons of the owner.
  • named André-Yvette for the first names of the children of the first owner.


Website (français, 22 Mar 2011):
André-Yvette: website with information about the boat, many photos, history, her mission and use, news and contact

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Ollivier Puget, Jean-Noël Darde
"Partir sur les Grand Voiliers - Le guide pour embarquer"
Guides Balland 2000 ISBN: 2-7158-1277-9
Page: 276 Source with picture Source with history