How To Build an “Eco-Catamaran”? You Can Discover It At Windelo Yard

windelo catamaran
Photo courtesy Windelo

 As of Friday, 4 September, Windelo will be inviting you every Friday (if Friday is not a good day for you, you can contact the yard by appointment – click here), to visits the new boatyard, located on the quays of the port of Canet-en-Roussillon, in the South of France. 

The Windelo shipyard

The Windelo shipyard is divided into distinct zones. The structure of boats is made from an eco-friendly basalt fibre and PET composite in a cutting-edge infusion facility. Once trimmed in the building designed for that purpose, different elements are assembled in the main workshop where three boats can be built at the same time.  

The production facility also includes a joinery where all the furniture and components for fitting out the boats are made. 

windelo shipyard

A mezzanine at the back of the workshop provides direct access to the sterns of the boats under construction. This facilitates fitting out the catamarans’ decks and interiors. Various elements can thus be prepared and finished on the mezzanine before being fitted to the boats.  

The storage rooms are split between the ground floor and the raised deck to optimize the space for boat building.

During the visit, you’ll can discover the range and the details on the eco-catamarans’ construction process, as well as their many innovations. 

windelo 50 adventure catamaran
Photo courtesy Windelo

Come and discover: 

• A modern infusion space in which all the parts are built from an innovative environmentally-friendly sandwich-structured composite, combining basalt fiber and PET from recycled plastic bottles. 

• The assembly area where the construction of the first Windelo 50 is being completed. The boat will be launched this autumn. 

– Experience the generous space in the nacelle and its forward cockpit, designed by the architects Christophe Barreau and Frédéric Neuman

– See the hybrid engine solution for green energy consumption based on a hydrogenation system coupled with solar panels. 

-You’ll also talk to the design and engineering teams and architects about your project and how they can customize your boat… 

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