Guip Shipyard - April 2019

Guip Shipyard’s expertise on display at Les Gobelins, ParisFor the first time in its long history, the prestigious Parisian exhibition centre Les Gobelins turns its attention to the craftsmanship of France’s regions. The exhibition Métiers d’art, signatures des territoires runs 29 March–21 April 2019. On display there was innovative pieces and a selection of regional ...
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Guip Shipyard - October 2018

Discover the restoration works for the masterpiece of yachting Pen Duick, the new life of the schooner Séverine, how the Île aux Moines Yard is starting afresh, and the award for Guip Shipyard. Welcome to the Guip newsletter!Total Rebuild for Pen Duick     Pen Duick, the first boat of legendary French yachtsman Eric Tabarly, became a listed monument in 2016. A gaff-rigged ...
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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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