Guip Shipyard - April 2017

Guip Shipyard, Feeling Cramped on Île-aux-Moines but Expanding in BrestIt’s not every day a minister comes to visit but, on February 10, Guip had the honour of welcoming Martine Pinville to its Île-aux-Moines yard. For Mrs Pinville, France’s secretary of state for commerce and industry, it was the occasion to discover a shipyard which has been an Entreprise du Patrimoine ...
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Guip Shipyard - december 2016

Exceptional works on the Belle-Poule: changing the sternpost.      On 7 November the schooner Belle-Poule, sail-training ship of France’s military navy Marine Nationale, entered dock 19 of Brest’s former submarine base for a major refit. The aim of the refit is to maintain the excellent condition of this topsail schooner (32.45 m hull, 37.5 m LOA) built in ...
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Guip shipyard - may 2016

Guip Shipyard preparing to celebrate historic vessels at Brest 2016. Guip Shipyard will be celebrating ships listed on France’s register of historic vessels during Brest 2016, Brittany’s forthcoming festival of the sea.  It’s Guip’s way of paying tribute to the Sailing Trusts and the Regional Departments for Culture (DRAC) which for the last three decades have ...
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Guip shipyard - January 2016

GUIP – NAVTIS: the synergy of Brest maritime expertise in the service of Marine Nationale heritageGUIP Shipyard and NAVTIS Group have once again secured the maintenance and in-service support (ISS) contract for the sailing boats of France’s military navy, Marine Nationale. Over the next four years no fewer than nine boats will be benefiting from the expertise of the Brest yards’ ...
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Guip Shipyard - May 2015

Guip Shipyard, playing an active role in Brest’s maritime economy On 26 March 2015, Guip Shipyard showed once again its commitment to Brest’s maritime community by playing host to the UMBR on the occasion of the Brest maritime union’s thirtieth anniversary. But that doesn’t prevent the yard from operating far from home. In recent months Guip’s shipwrights have worked ...
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Guip Shipyard - December 2014

Guip at the Paris Boat Show     Guip Shipyard is internationally-recognized for its work on heritage vessels, in particular its rebuilds and restorations. The expert shipwrights from Brittany will be presenting some of their proudest moments at the forthcoming Paris Boat Show.Three boats will be on show: two classic yachts rebuilt by the shipyard, Runa IV (10.70 m) and Runa VI (10.37 m), ...
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Guip Shipyard - April 2014

18,000 hours' work on the Étoile!     After almost six months in the shipyard, the schooner Étoile is going back in the water on 17 April. She's a sail-training vessel belonging to the French Navy and the third, after the Grande Hermine and the Mutin, to receive the attentions of Guip's shipwrights. This has been the Étoile's biggest refit for forty years. Guip ...
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Guip Shipyard - July 2013

Morwenna, an exceptional rebuild   The Morwenna went back in the water in early July after spending the last ten years in Guip Shipyard. Built in 1914 from plans by Linton Hope, the 55-foot gaff-rigged schooner underwent an extensive rebuild which required considerable historical research. We were able to retain her teak planking, part of the rigging and some of the main structural elements ...
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Guip Shipyard – December 2012

Guip at the Paris Boat Show Guip will be taking up its winter quarters on the stand of Morbihan Council during the Paris Boat Show. Managers from all three yards—Brest, Lorient and Île-aux-Moines—will be in attendance throughout the show. Visitors will be able to admire a beautiful 1:10 scale model of a Guépard, a traditional centreboard sailing dinghy built at the ...
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Guip Shipyard - June 2012

Guip launch English website Business is booming for Guip Shipyard. In addition to our well-established market in France and Brittany, we are also attracting a large number of overseas customers. Because of this developing demographic we decided to translate our website. You can now read all the information and latest news about Guip Shipyard in English, the universal language of the sea, by ...
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