Newsletter n°1 – 2001
Needless to say, JFA has been active in the world of Super Yachts since 1993. Seven passionate years have passed designing, building, renovating, setting to music the dreams of each client who has given us their confidence.
Creating a shipyard with the highest objectives of quality during the 90’s was pretty bold. We still maintain these objectives. It must be said that Concarneau and its region had everything to seduce us: competent craftsmen, the practically industrial dimensions of the locale, easy expansion possibilities, and most of all this knowledge of naval construction and a deep-rooted respect for the sea which characterize the inhabitants of Concarneau.
It is in this favorable context that we built or fit out “ Ti Moune ” (shipyard MAG France), “ Iemanja ”(shipyard CDK), “ Kermor ”, “ Boréale ”, beautiful yachts from 60 to 90 feet, at the same time developing our line of semi custom aluminum sailboats from 45 to 62 feet.
But that would be too simple. Our shipyard’s know-how quickly attracted owners from all horizons and we were able to continue to renovations – in fact reconstruction for some yachts as prestigious as “ Arrayan III ”, “ Whither ”, “ Amadeus ” and “ Orejona”, superb vessels from 80 to 130 feet.
“ Success breeds success ” the saying goes and that seems to be proven : a straight and true collaboration with world renowned architects (Groupe Finot, Berret-Racoupeau, Bouvet-Petit, Philippe Briand, Olivier Flahaut, Iñigo Toledo, Gilles Vaton and Judel Vrojlik or designers like Darnet Design, Patrick Roséo, Andrew Winch) make it possible that today JFA has a full order book
with : “Criu ” 82’, “ Aldebaran ” 68’ and “ Magistral ” 128’ “ex- Orejona ” and the imminent delivery of the first JFA 53 DS.
Here is a millennium which is starting off most favorably and as creator and director of JFA, I would like, by sending you this biannual letter, to share these virtues which we have embraced as our own and which seem to reward us : daring, perseverance, unremitting work, vigilance at every turn, passion.
With humility, we intend to maintain these qualities for a long time.
PS: With this editorial barely finished, the good news of the year encourages us to persevere: JFA has just signed the contract to build a magnificent 122 foot motor-yacht from the plans of Vripak…Rendezvous in the next letter