JFA Yachts – Team

From the conception of the project, up to sea trials

Our team of men and women have, over the years, kept our operation familial and flexible.  A versitility put at the disposal of our clients with the aim of coming as close to their expectations as possible, with our advice, our know-how and our experience.

Some of our associates have been with JFA Yachts for more than 24 years. This solid, stable, core group, guides the news arrivals, who are motivated by the same passion – to see unique yachts created at JFA Yachts.

From the birth of your project right up to the sea trials, JFA Yachts is your sole interpreter, taking charge of all the phases necessary in the creation of your yacht.

ASSOCIATES AT JFA YACHTS Frédéric Jaouen – Co-founder and president of JFA Yachts

Frédéric Jaouen was born in Concarneau. The Glénan archipelago of islands and the bay of Concarneau are his stamping ground. He has been sailing since he was very young. In 1987 he took part in the Transat des Alizées aboard the 14m Copain d’Abord built by Le Guen Hémidy Marine shipyard at Carentan.  There he met the owner of the shipyard and they forged a friendship through this professional adventure.   This is where he first became involved in ship building and where he met Frédéric Breuilly.  When the shipyard in Normandy closed down, they decided to form JFA Yachts.

Frédéric Breuilly – Co-founder  JFA Yachts and director of Production

Cabinetmaker at Le Guen Hémidy Marine, his passion for wood became a mark of quality in boat interiors.  His versatility, his desire to always do better and more refined work led him to join in the adventure into ship building with Frédéric Jaouen in Concarneau.  He does not race on the water but prefers motor cycles and enjoys the speed of motocross circuits which he frequents in Europe and abroad.

Brigitte Jaouen Guennec – Associate at JFA Yachts, manager finance and administration

Born in Concarneau like her brother Frédéric Jaouen, she studied languages in Angers, later integrating that at the ESCP with an option in communication and marketing.  She spent the first part of her professional life in Paris. In July 1994 she decided to spend her summer holidays in Concarneau and then became a part of JFA Yachts. An advocate of human values which she likes to share, she has been able to create a warm, family, atmosphere at the shipyard.

Michel Siou –Associate at JFA Yachts and project manager

It’s his passion for the sea, travel, human relations, and of course for yachts that has brought Michel Siou to join the ranks of boat builders. For a number of years he was a professional yacht captain notably aboard some of the most prestigious units in the MAREX fleet (CNB Yachts) he understood the yachts as if he had built them himself….and that is that is saying a lot. Project manager at JFA Yachts, he is the preferred point of contact for the owners, their representatives and their captains.


Gaël Douguet assistant to Frédéric Jaouen in a commercial capacity, and also in charge of constant supervision and observation of the global super yacht industry; Vincent Balouin, project manager; the men and women of the design office and all the crafmen and women working in various studios at JFA Yachts, contribute to making our clients’ dreams into reality.

Frédéric JAOUEN



Commercial assistant


Direction administrative & financière


Directeur de Production

Michel SIOU

Chef de projet


Chef de projet


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