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Despierres Charpente Navale

Shipbuilding - boat restoration
44-46 Rue Senac de Meilhan
17000 La Rochelle
Nouvelle Aquitaine

Tel : +33 (0)5 46 50 52 66

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Sale to private individuals and professionals
Despierre Charpente Navale was founded in 1976. It was originally a manufacturer of fishing boats. The company has rare expertise in the restoration of antique wooden boats.
The workshop handles all operations: diagnosis, historical research if required, restoration or replacement of the planks shaped by steaming (wooden pieces forming the plating, the external part of the boat), caulking (using cords of cotton or tows), riveting on the framework, copper lining, if required.

It is capable of performing complex operations, such as replacing a stern (the stern) on a large boat.

Its clientele is made up of fishing professionals, individuals and public institutions. It has worked on several boats listed as historic monuments: the star of the show is the squadron escort Duperré, and two boats exhibited afloat at the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle: the Dauphin Vert, the Madcap, etc.