Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Fleur de Mai"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Fleur de Mai, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Fleur de Mai
Registered port:Saint Malo
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Gabare de Lampaul
Year built:1950
Yard:Jacq, l'Hôpital-Camfrout, FRA
Overall length:28.00 m
Length (hull):17.40 m
Breadth:5.85 m
Draught:2.50 m
Sail area:270 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:60 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 26 Mar 2011

  • 1950 built by Jacq in l'Hôpital-Camfrout, FRA on order of François Arzel.
  • cargo ship for transport mainly of sand at the coast of Brittany, mainly used in the region of the Iroise Sea (Mer d’Iroise).
  • decommissioned in 1983 and taken over by Joël Guena who rebuilt and used her for leisure times.
  • 1992 listed as historical monument of the French culture.
  • after based in Dunkerque, FRA for a long time she used St. Malo, FRA as port of operation today, owned by 3 person who care for her maintenance and operation, participation in sailing festivals of the region.


Website (français, 26 Mar 2011):
Fleur de Mai: weblog with some photos