Some not negligable savings in material and labour costs can be achieved
Another advantage for the amateur builder is that the shipyard selects the best timbers for the job and the quality is therefore guaranteed
The construction can be complete or at various stages
Ultramarine Boatbuilders are eminently qualified to build a modern ocean going junk-rigged sailboat. Their workmanship is superb. Moreover, substantial savings can be achieved, when compared with building costs in other parts of the world.
Lionel Mallard (Ultramarine's director) and Dimitri Le Forestier have something in common: They were both well acquainted with Daniel Bombigher, a French naval architect famous for his classic Shpountz Series.
If you would like to built your boat yourself, but have some hesitations about lofting and building the hull structure, the shipyard can build a kit to get you well on the way.
KIT No. 1 - Hull Charpentry Kit and KIT No. 3 - Deck & Roof Carpentry Kit (disassembled). These kits are assembled as they are built, then disassembled for shipping
The shipyard Ultramarine Boatbuilders is located on the south east coast of India at Pondicherry where its director, Lionel Mallard, settled with his family after a five year circumnavigation.
Photos of "SOLARIS" (Plans Daniel Bombigher), one of the many sailing boats built by Lionel Mallard, can be seen on Flickr.com
Photos: Collection Ultramarine