gildas' retirement


It is with a lot of emotion that on December 23rd, we celebrated the departure of Gildas after 42 years

of good and loyal services within Arzal Nautique.


Many customers and friends of the port came to show their sympathy.


It was an opportunity to retrace his professional career at the yard and to drink a glass to his health!

We wish him a well-deserved retirement.


Gildas is handling over to Renaud Beauvais who has already worded with us for a few years

and who is now taking on the role of worshop manager.

We wish him good luck too.



Repair of a dent on the bow of an ovni 43

(Following a shock against a concrete platform)


  Installation of a bow thruster in a tunnel on an Ovni 435. 

Tunnel or retract; both are possible, do not hesitate contacting us for a quotation. 

new departure for the ovni 455cc dutch link

After 20 years of sailing under the British flag, Mike and Jeannet let their Ovni 455CC sail towards new horizons. Ben, the new captain, has just left Arzal for Hamburg, his new home port, before leaving for blue water sailings.


arzal nautique is open during the confinement

Dear customers, 


Arzal Nautique stays open during the confinement and keep preparing your boat for the season.


We have resumed the spring handling !!


our customers sail

The OVNI 455 N°1 South of Chile,

She should be back in Brittany by the end of May.

works progress

Arzal Nautique works progress.


The new building should be finished by the end of the year.


opening of arzal sandblasting building

Arzal Nautique had the chance to inaugurate this great building with a first sandblasting of an Ovni 395 on Tuesday 12th November.

This new tool will allow us to carry out the sandblasting of our boats in excellent conditions.


expansion of arzal Nautique workshop

The 340m² expansion works will begin in september.

This enlarged new building will allow us to welcome yachts up to 55 feet.

This expansion contributes to the "OVNIS Clinic developement".


We are sure that this new worshop  will also bring quality services to other aluminum long distance cruising  boats

like Boréal, Alliage, Garcia, Allures...

Building of a sandblasting stucture on Arzal port !

The construction of the future sandblasting building has started.

This 190m² room which will be able to welcome boats up to 19m long and 6m wide

should be operational in September 2019.


This new working tool is an advantage for Arzal Nautique.

it will allow us to optimize the quality of our sanding for a better control of the hygrometry during our painting refits.

new departure for souimanga, an ovni 365 (2010)

Annette and Gerard finally let go their Ovni 365 to new horizons. After 8 years sailing in southern Brittany and  Mediterranean, Souimanga left La Seyne sur Mer on a lorry, to Arzal (for a small technical stop) before joining her new home port in Great Britain for the pleasure of Malcolm, her new owner. We wish him "Fair Winds".

back from polynesia in cargo for the ovni 455 wili cube

After a four-year sailing trip, Wili Cube came back to Arzal, looking for her new owner.

Departure from Noirmoutier in September 2014, then Spain, Morocco, Canaries, 2 seasons in the Caribbean, crossing the Panama Canal in April 2016, and finally Polynesia, the Marquesas, Tuamotu, Thaiti..The return to France was operated by cargo in August 2018.

After some small works and a good check up, the boat will be on sale very soon.




It is difficult for you to sell your Ovni, We can help you !


Thanks to our experience and expertise of Ovnis, we'll advise you on market prices and facilitate the transaction with French or foreign buyers.



Launching of the first ovni 450

The first OVNI 450 has been launched in May.

Five other OVNI 450 are already under construction and shoud be delivered at the end of the year.



notice to mariners of arzal port



Notice to Mariners of Arzal port !!!


The rainfall deficit accumulated over many months has consequences for the use of the Arzal lock.

 In order to preserve the resource before the summer season,


the lock will be closed on the following days:


 Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July all day

Tuesday 1rst and Wednesday 2d August all day

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August all day

Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August all day

Tuesday 22d, Wednesday 23th and 24th August all day

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th August all day



complete refit for this ovni 365 (2007)




Follow the painting works step by step and in pictures.

The boat will be ready for sale in May.




"voiles et voilers" wrote about arzal nautique

Four pages on the complete refit we've made last winter on an Ovni 36 from 1984
Article Voiles et Voiliers Refit Ovni 36
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