BUREAU D’ETUDES MAURIC becomes MAURIC – a new brand to support the projects of innovative vessels in France and abroad
With LA CIGALE, a 24m hybrid barge, the French navy acquires its first zero-emission vessel. Another innovative vessel designed by MAURIC, relying on its extensive experience of the hybrid vessel design. LA CIGALE will have 5 sisterships for operations in French naval bases and close to coasts and with less environmental impact and reduction of operational costs.
SIRIUS a 45m multipurpose vessel dedicated to bathymetry, buoy laying and pilot operations off the coasts of Ostende harbour is the first professional vessel in the world to be equipped with a gyro anti-roll stabilizer. Once again, this is an innovation resulting of MAURIC’work to integrate state of the art technologies.
Bureau Mauric has a new majority shareholder : ECA GROUP
LA CONFIANCE, a 61m OPV (PLG for Patrouilleur Légers Guyanais) is delivered by SOCARENAM shipyard to French Navy. Fully designed by MAURIC, this OPV is the first hybrid vessel to join the French navy. Its electric motors allow to propell the vessel at low patrol speed in economic and silent mode. A sistership is delivered in 2017 and a third is under construction for French Antilles.
Resulting from 24 months of design and development works, ARPEGE, an innovative 24m Diesel Electric trawler was launched. ARPEGE has been developed with the support of ADEME depending of French Ministry of Environment. The result : a new standard for French 24m trawlers safer, greener and more economical.
MAURIC complete its first project of weapon system integration onboard existing naval vessels in a naval base in Middle East. With this project, MAURIC launches a new type of service for its clients: Project contracting for modernization and modification of naval and civil vessels.
CASTOR, a 53m OPV is designed by MAURIC for the Belgian Navy. The steel hull and aluminium superstructure design combined with an optimized hull form provides excellent seakeeping capabilities and allows launch and recovery of fast intervention rhibs thanks to a stern ramp or a davit.
MAURIC provides the full design of the new Eco-bateaux bus for Toulon city in France. Estello and Longo Mai, two 21m sisterships. Their hybrid propulsion configuration allows a zero-emission mode in the Toulon bay.
MAURIC designs the first French hybrid offshore passenger vessel (3rd category): HELIOS. With its zero-emission mode, HELIOS allows visiting Marseille Calanque without gas emission and in silence…With HELIOS, MAURIC starts its investment in the segment of low emission and green hybrid vessels.
ANDRE MALRAUX, a diesel electric research and survey vessel, built in composite by H2X is delivered by Ixblue Shipyard H2X, to the French agency DRASSM (Département des recherches archéologiques subaquatique et sous-marines) depending from French Ministry of Culture. With 36m Loa, the Andre Malraux is at that time the largest professional vessel built in composite in France.
MAURIC participates to the SHYPER project with the aim to develop a hydrogen fuelled fishing vessel.
Jean-charles Nahon and Francois Sebilo from MAURIC receives the prestigious price for hydrodynamic research (Prix BRARD, named from the famous hydrodynamic expert) for their extensive work (2000-2011) on the concept of EDA-R. EDA-R is an innovative landing craft catamaran developed for CNIM company.
MAURIC delivers the design of a diesel electric semi-swath survey vessel for BIBBY HYDROMAP: Bibby Tethra, derived from JANUS concept. The 28m semi-swath aluminium catamaran has equivalent survey capability than a 40m conventional monohull.
BOURBON ENTERPRISE a 75m Multipurpose subsea service vessel is delivered by SOCARENAM Shipyard to BOURBON shipowner. This truly swiss-knife vessel designed by MAURIC, with its DP2 capability, deep water crane, 100 pax hotel accommodation is the new flagship of MAURIC.
JACQUES OUDART FORMENTIN, a 44m OPV for French Customs, is the first design of MAURIC for its range of steel hull, aluminium superstructure Offshore Patrol Vessel developed with SOCARENAM Shipyard. This concept provides excellent seakeeping capabilities and relies on expertise of MAURIC for the design of fast and efficient full displacement hull forms.
La Couronnée IV, first semi-swath monohull designed by MAURIC for Les Pilotes de La Loire. Its specific hull form provides excellent seakeeping and improves the operational capability of the vessel.
MAURIC delivers its first design for vessels in Kit. MORGES and LAVAUX are designed to be built by blocks in Nantes (France) area and finally assembled in Switzerland, on the coast of the Leman Lake for the company CGN. This innovative industrial organization shows the capability of MAURIC to deliver to its clients customized solutions.
André Mauric passed away but his name is still well-known in the French naval architecture history.
With KEMBA, a Fast Support and Intervention Vessel for BOURBON, MAURIC redefines the state of the art of FSIV with a capacity to carry 50 pax and 227 Tons of deck cargo at 20kts and to reach a top speed of 30 kts (a world record).
MAURIC delivers its first crewboat design to BOURBON shipowner with the SURFER 320. This is the first of a long serie of fast aluminium crewboats able to carry from 40 to 70 passengers and cargo to oil and gas platforms. Since then Mauric is renowned worldwide for its design and fast and reliable crewboats and provides all the crewboat designs to BOURBON shipowner.
Pascal Lemesle, the actual chairman, opens Mauric’s office in Nantes, France on the western Atlantic coast.
1st catamaran semi-swath in France, 30m “Janus” designed by MAURIC for COMEX. Its incredible seakeeping performances provided by the semi-swath hull form concept simplify operations and ROV launch and recovery.
Mauric designs a fast patrol aluminium craft for Simmoneau Shipyard in France for a serie of Fast patrol craft for the Sri Lanka Navy. The 19m aluminium vessels propelled by waterjets reachs a top speed of more than 40kts.
Development of a concept of semi-submersible trimaran for Mindef and COMEX : TRIBEX.
MAURIC designs the largest civil ship in composite built in France and one of the largest in Europe, with the 46m Mediterranean tuna seiner vessel, the Spirit of Koxe.
A design above 50kts. MAURIC designs for the French Ministry of Defense a ultra high speed interceptor in collaboration with ACX Shipyard. By using surface propellers and pre-preg composite structure, the ACX 50 is able to reach a top speed of 54kts and to maintain a cruise speed of above 40kts.
Mauric designs for the French Navy Shipyard of Lorient (DCN Lorient), a new type of composite glass-resin high-speed patrol crafts ranging from 24m to 32m long. Six patrol crafts of this type, which some of them can reach 32 kt, have been built for the “Affaires Maritimes” and the “Gendarmerie”.
"Mémoires Marines: 100 ans d’architecture navale" chronicles the evolution of naval architecture and the history of André Mauric. This book has been written by Maurice Dessemond, Roger Sabater and André Mauric, with the participation of Jacques Yves Cousteau for the preface.
MAURIC designs a 50m heavily armed patrol vessel for THOMSON CSF as a demonstrator of CROTALE missile system. With this project, MAURIC enters into the field of complex naval systems integration.
The 40m – 39kts – 250 passenger vessel MARIA GALANTA, is launched by Chantiers de L’esterel. This is the first Mauric Design in the field of high-speed passenger vessel. Equiped with three waterjets she is especially designed to maintain a high speed by high sea state. A first of a kind.
André Mauric receives the architecture medal from the French association l’Académie d’Architecture. This is the first time that a naval architect receives this distinction.
MAURIC designs an innovative 36m tuna seiner, PROVENCE COTE D’AZUR, capable to reach 15kts thanks to its double propeller configuration with optimised propellers. This design is the starting point of the development by MAURIC of the most innovative range of Mediterranean tuna seiner vessels.
André Mauric designed the famous “Alcyone” for Commandant Cousteau. The specificity of this vessel is the energy mix for propulsion between diesel engines and turbosails and its specific hull form of monocat.
André Mauric retires and Jean-Charles Nahon became the new director of the office.
André Mauric designs PIONEER a fast cruising sloop of 24.8m derived from Kriter VIII for Jacky Setton the importer of PIONEER hi-fi brand.
Les Chantiers de L’esterel deliver two fast patrol boats (32m – 32kts) to Hellenic Navy: Athos and Aramis.
Jean-Charles Nahon joins André Mauric at Bureau d’études MAURIC.
André Mauric designs a new type of ultralight monohull (named monomaran) KRITER VIII for Michel Malinovski. This sloop of 22m participates to La Route du Rhum 1982 and finishes first monhull. He was described by the press as the “most beautiful sailing boat of the race”.
Michel Malinovsky finishes at the second place of the “Route du Rhum” for 38 seconds, with Kriter V, a 21m sloop designed by MAURIC.
André Mauric designs, Omar Bongo, a 42m long patrol craft, exported to the Gabon and built at Chantiers de l’esterel shipyard, reaching 42kts with its 3 MTU engines.
Melody, this 10.25m sloop, designed by André Mauric, is launched by Jeanneau Shipyard. 6000 units will be built until 1982.
Eric Tabarly won the Transat with the Pen Duick VI against the 74m Club Mediterranée of Alain Colas. (copyright reservé - Mémoires Marines)
“First 30”, the first of the range of vessels “First” has been designed by Mauric, in collaboration with a small shipyard in Vendée, at this time: Bénéteau. It was the first composite sailboat to be built in series.
André Mauric designs the Méridien for Marc Pajot, a 14,28m centreboarder for charter in West indies.
André Mauric has designed Pen Duick VI for Eric Tabarly.
Impensable, a Half Toner designed by André Mauric, wins the Half-Ton Cup (IOR). André Mauric becomes a world renowned Naval Architect for offshore sailing yachts.
André Mauric was also the first French architect to attempt the America's Cup with the 12m JI France and France II sponsored by Baron Bich. France participated to the three défis in 1970, 1974 and 1977. In 1992, France is classed as “Monument Historique”.
Mauric started to work on military vessels with the shipyard Les chantiers de L’esterel. He designed numerous fast patrol boats and naval vessels based on his original hull form inspired by high-speed torpedo boats from WWII and vessels designed by Peter Du Cane or those from the German Shipyard Lürssen.
André Mauric, a legend of French sailing, started his own design office, Bureau d’études Mauric in Marseille, with two objectives: on one hand to draw sailboats, and speed motor launch on the other hand.
André Mauric is naval architect and shipyard manager in the naval shipyard of Charles Baudouin, based in Marseille. He essentially designed harbour vessel and fishing vessels.
The Morwark, a 8.5m sailing racing yacht with its innovative hull form was born after three years of construction made by André Mauric himself.
André Mauric, like his father, sailed in Marseille regatta and started designing its own sailing racing yacht.