Granvillaise's shipyard (2)


Claude Anfray himself, is drilling the propeller shaft hole.


A rib is adjusted on the keel, and the bisquine is taking shape. The red rustoleum will protect the wood for a long time.


The frame is in place and the bisquine's shape appears at last.

The 50mm thick planking is made of iroko (exotic wood from Africa) which has qualities comparable to teak.


Caulking of the hull. Claude Anfray achieve this with a cotton braid and mastic.

Claude Anfray is preparing the rudder >>


The Granvillaise launching the Easter day 1990 april 15th, at 10h48AM, time of the high tide.

Many and happy fans followed the event.

Photographs by Jean-Pierre Delahaye.