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François Richard, cofondateur de Lanéva Boats.

Lanéva Boats

  • Electric and connected

03.2019

Its connected, sustainable boat makes Lanéva
the future of yachting.Designed by three friends with a common passion, this ambitious project is hosted by MonacoTech, the Principality’s startup incubator, and will be officially launched in April at the Yacht Club de Monaco before being exhibited at the Ever Monaco trade show. “We’ve been working between the south of France, Brittany, Paris and Italy,” says François Richard, one of the co-founders. “It all began in 2017, when we decided to pool our experience. Marc Ronet, our naval architect, is based in Nantes, and Maxime Pachot, the technical director, is closely following the production process from our workshops in Lake Como.” The designers wanted to give their boat an authentic feel by opting for a wooden structure. But innovative technologies remain one of their strengths. “The idea was to create a connected, sustainable boat that combines cutting-edge technology with traditional know-how. We use flax fibre, recycled and recyclable materials, and cork instead of teak. For us, building a boat that’s easy to sail and pleasant to be on board are a priority,” says François Richard. The trio aims to work with a variety of experts and is now collaborating with watchmaker Ulysse Nardin. “Imagine a clock that could equip the boat, perhaps even a connected watch!”

www.laneva-boats.com

Par Caroline Stephani