Originally Posted by hanami2
As far as Aluminium boats are concerned there are a few shipyards building them in France
and most go through some kind of financial trouble at the time.
The so called 'crisis' takes its toll, and it is huge: order books
are empty and bankrupcy is around the corner.
That's the case for ALUBAT
and ALU MARINE
, both located 100km apart south of Britany.
Nevertheless ALUBAT keeps bulding a 60 footer, a Cigale 18, which I visited this week and is worth looking at.
It is not a lifting keel any more and 2 smaller ones (Cigale 16, new version, new hull ...) are already sailling, one in New Zealand
and one in Italy
Unfortunately it seems Alubat went into receivership two days ago:
Vendée. Alubat en redressement judiciaire - InfoFaillite.fr
Alubat into receivership
Despite some signs of recovery, the boating
industry is still on the razor's edge. The situation of shipyard Alubat, the Château-D'olonne, is the illustration. The 62 employees undertaking was placed into receivership, Wednesday, by the tribunal de commerce, La Roche sur Yon, with an observation period of two months. The objective is to attempt to redress the balance, particularly in clearing the debts. If a financial or a buyer is interested, we hope that a maximum number of jobs will be retained, alert the CGT. We have the experience and know-how. » Alubat, what are these beautiful aluminum
boats, especially intended for seafarers who do not hesitate to go on an adventure. "The project
of a lifetime", said an official at the boat show
, last year. Comfortable and hefty jewelry... And the price
that goes with. For the manufacturer, some units are sufficient to maintain the activity. When these commands do not fall, it is the opposite. Thursday, the Directorate has not wished to react. But it seems that the low load plan is, indeed, the origin of this relief. In the spring, the boss, Philippe Aupinel, ensured that there was work for the coming months, following commands signed after the Nautic. But since? Negotiations were underway for large units... Led? «It has a cicada of 18 m to build, tells an employee, but not materials to finish»