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This half hull model is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and then painted like the color of the real boat. The hull is attached on the black lacquered panel . This product is available with hooks to hang on the wall.


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90L x 10D x 30H  (cm)

35.43L x  3.94D x 11.81H (inch)

0.038 m³ = 1.34 ft³


First and foremost, the Pen Duick story is a history of boats started by Eric Tabarly in 1958. Then, in 1973, Pen Duick VI was built and the same year saw the dawn of another adventure, that of two partners - Eric Tabarly and Gérard Petipas - who decided to combine their knowledge of the sea in order to develop specialized maritime activities. The Pen Duick company was born.

Pen Duick would go on to become the story of men passionate about the world of water sports. With their considerable know-how, experience and above all knowledge of the sea, they started producing studies with national and international committees and establishing nautical events adapted to the needs of their partners, like the double-handed transatlantic from Lorient to Bermuda and back (1979 and 1983).

At the same time, Pen Duick also organised two major record-breaking attempts for Atlantic crossings during the 1980s. In July 1980 Eric Tabarly smashed the Atlantic record on board "Paul Ricard" (held since 75 by Charly Barr on Atlantic), making the crossing in 10 days 5h 14mn and 20s. In 1981 it was Marc Pajot’s turn on "Elf Aquitaine" to cut the record to 9 days, 10h 6mn and 34s during the West-East transatlantic from New York to Brest.

In 1985 Pierre Bojic, a specialist in the communication and organization of events, joined the Pen Duick company to help launch the first edition of the “Round Europe Yacht Race”, patroned by the Commission of the European Community. This fully-crewed race, held every two years, proved a huge success: a total of 8 editions would be organised calling in 34 towns and cities in 14 European countries.

The men of Pen Duick have actively participated in the creation and functioning of some of the most important international bodies governing oceanic sailing. As renowned international consultants for the creation of watersport installations and nautical tourism schemes, they have produced studies for local, regional and international authorities, as well as studies for retail products linked with the maritime domain, and have marketed products associated with watersports (in particular the Pen Duick and Eric Tabarly brands). Pen Duick advises local, regional and international authorities and communities about the economic development and any other problems linked with yachting and actively works towards improving safety at sea and protecting the coastline.

Today Pen Duick is one of the most important players in the national and international yachting world.

As a creator and organizer of major races with a sporting, economic and political dimension, Pen Duick has organised numerous nautical events since 1979, including:

- The double-handed Lorient – Bermuda– Lorient transatlantic in 1979 and 1983
- The Lorient – St Pierre et Miquelon – Lorient transatlantic in 1987
- The Lorient – St Bartholomew – Lorient transatlantic in 1989
- The Twostar in 1990
- The Europe 1 Star in 1992 and 1996
- The Transat Jacques Vabre in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001
- The Challenge Mondial Assistance in 2001
- The Regata Rubicon in 2002.

2003, an anniversary year rich in events

For its 30th anniversary, a sign of great maturity, Pen Duick intends to confirm its presence in the world of offshore racing by organizing the 3 major events of the 2003 nautical calendar.
- The second edition of the Challenge Mondial Assistance, due to set off from Cherbourg-Octeville on Sunday 11 May 2003 for Rimini in Italy. The race is open to ORMA class multihulls.
- Saguenay - Saint Pierre - Vendée, a new fully-crewed race for Open 50s. The start is on 15 June 2003 in the Fjord of Saguenay in Canada.
Under the initiative of Pen Duick, the Saguenay - Saint Pierre - Vendée race will open a new sporting programme for Open 50 monohulls and multihulls, a class that has recently been established.
- The Transat Jacques Vabre, which will be celebrating its tenth anniversary at the starts on 1st and 2 November 2003 in Le Havre. This double-handed transatlantic will have a magnificent field of ORMA multihulls, Imoca monohulls and Open 50s.

Gérard Petipas, the spirit of Pen Duick

The Merchant Navy Captain and Officer of the Maritime Hall of Merit is not just a highly skilled organizer of nautical events. His involvement and actions in the nautical world make him one of the emblematic figures in international yachting.
The man has sea in his blood and many strings to his bow. As a creator and organizer of nautical events he has helped develop public interest for sailing, attract media interest and establish partner loyalty. Strengthened by his thorough knowledge of the maritime environment, Gérard Petipas has initiated and taken part in numerous decisions and actions linked with the development of the nautical world and the improvement of the safety of yachtsmen and women.

Maritime expert, founder member of l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (U.N.C.L.), Honorary President of the Fédération Internationale de la Course Océanique (F.I.C.O.), President of the Association for the Promotion of Yachting in Europe (A.P.C.V.E.), member of the Conseil Supérieur de la Navigation de Plaisance, founder of Euro’Boat (premier European second-hand boat show), he was above all the friend, partner and navigator of Eric Tabarly in countless races on all the oceans of the world.

But his action does not stop there. Driven on by the spirit of Pen Duick whose key words are innovation, creation, respect and initiative, Gérard Petipas and Pen Duick have created events that have developed and helped oceanic sailing evolve.

Pen Duick, 30 years of history in and for the nautical world

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