traditional construction of neoclassical boats

It all began when Franck Roy, a machinery enthusiast and vintage car restorer, decided to train as a marine carpenter in Douarnenez: he then spent more than ten years working at Sysba Marine and Latitude 46. In 1998 he decided to create his own shipyard: Construction Navale Franck Roy (Franck Roy Shipbuilding).

Located first in L’Houmeau, Marans and then Marsilly near La Rochelle, the shipyard continued growing and saw more than 200 boats leave its moulds. Twenty years of work later, the company director took the difficult decision to sell his shipyard to move closer to his native Brittany and devote himself to passing on his skills by becoming a trainer. At the end of 2019, the shipyard was bought by Romuald Tuffery, a passionate young entrepreneur from Vendée, who wants to modernise processes and develop international sales but above all, preserve the know-how and DNA that define the Franck Roy Shipyard, namely quality, customisation and strong customer relations. The founder is always on-hand to support the shipyard, so Romuald and his team benefit from an outstanding consultant for their projects.

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The team

Youth, dynamism and experience are entirely compatible. Construction Navale Franck Roy is a team with complementary talents, working together to offer their customers the boat of their dreams, while maintaining the traditional manufacturing craftsmanship of these exceptional yachts.

Romuald-Tuffery

Romuald General Manager

A computer scientist by training, Romuald Tuffery founded his company West Info at the age of 18. In 2018, the young entrepreneur met Franck Roy at the Paris Boat Show. He fell in love with the models exhibited at that time on the yard’s stand: a Solenn 27 Weekend and a Balkis. After several hours discussing the history of the company with Frank Roy, Romuald discovers a passionate artist who feels happier in the workshop producing these luxury-crafted jewels than in an office managing and developing his company. Already leading 22 employees at West Info, he signed to purchase Construction Navale Franck Roy at the end of 2019 and is keen to preserve the DNA and know-how that define it.

Romain-Dana

Romain Technical Director

After 10 years with Bénéteau, the world leader in yachting, Romain wanted to embark on his own inspiring project. He brings his skills as technical director to the shipyard’s engineering design office.

Antoine-Potier

Antoine Workshop manager

Antoine is 30 and manages the workshop. The marine carpenter knows the company well since he worked there for 10 years before discovering other companies such as Privilège Marine and Mer & Bois. Well-known to customers and unbeatable when it comes to manufacturing processes, Antoine is one of the shipyard’s linchpins. What’s more, he’s the only person in possession of Franck Roy’s manufacturing secrets.

Philippe-Vrignon

Philippe Marine Carpenter

An experienced marine carpenter, Philippe brings his experience and wisdom to the entire workshop team.

Thibaut-Giovannoni

Thibaut Marine Carpenter

An apprentice carpenter, the 24-years-old young man brings his dynamism to the workshop. Thibaut’s considerable woodworking skills make him an important asset to the team.

Adele-Cardrin

Adèle Communication Officer

Adèle brings a feminine touch to the team. At the helm of all communication actions, she also provides support to the sales team at boats shows.

Eddi Macel

Eddi Customer advisers

As a student in BTS Technico-commercial, his mission is to work on the commercial development of the shipyard, particularly on second-hand boats. Also having technical qualifications, he assists the workshop team in the preparation of the boats.

Xavier-Wagner

Xavier Customer advisers

As a student in BTS Technico-commercial, his mission is to work on the commercial development of the shipyard, particularly on international market. Also having technical qualifications, he assists the workshop team in the preparation of the boats.