Our boats reflect our origins, our philosophy and our passion. Coming from the world of competitive surf and snow sports, we strive to offer you exceptional products and, as lovers of refined design, we put our hearts into the development of the boats we dream about.
Smooth sailing at high speed has always been our passion. All our hulls are intended to hydroplane early, build up speed, skim over the ocean and cut the water with ease. Xavier Pillet and Gregory Pelard, our navel architects, have effectively combined different technological innovations to improve the nautical qualities of our boats. A keel flattened at the rear to boost support at low speed and reduce the force required to hydroplane. Fluid lines and an elongated underwater hull for perfect hydrodynamics. A vertical and very thin bow enables the boat to literally cut through the chop to sail without pitching or loss of speed. Our legendary stepped hull, inspired by floatplane technology, limits the suction effect and reduces the wetted surface area to attain exceptionally high top speeds.
The pleasure that comes from handling the boat is unparalleled. Our hulls hold heading well, making long crossings more comfortable, whilst still offering exceptional manoeuvrability, whether at full speed or during manoeuvring in port. Durability We use the best materials specific to shipbuilding: carbon, kevlar, epoxy and foams. Using technology derived from the aerospace industry, over-sized structures and quality standards amongst the most stringent in our profession, you can count on your UFO boat being with you for a long time.
All the equipment we install is carefully selected from the best suppliers. In order to produce the most reliable boats, we use methods developed in other industrial sectors. For example, our electrical networks are made from tinned cable so that they are resistant to corrosion.
In a more and more turbulent world, we want to return to the basic values of simplicity, refinement and minimalism. Far from being flashy and gaudy, the serene lines of our boats are soothing. Comfort The hull is designed not only to sail smoothly, but also to prevent any water being projected onto the deck and passengers. The interior fittings are not to be outdone, and are chosen such that your voyage will be an unforgettable experience.
Our expertise in composite materials and use of modelling and and structural calculation software has enabled us to offer you very solidly built boats, whose hulls use unprecedented composite thicknesses. The floatation chambers have been over-sized, so that you can plan long sea voyages without worrying and so that the whims of the weather won't affect you. After-sales service The owner of a UFO is someone who loves the sea and beautiful boats and so deserves our full attention. At UFO we have a service culture. We advise the customer throughout the life of the boat. Discover our boats and join the UFO owners' club.
U119 in the press
We raise our hats to the elegance and originality of this designL'expressDecember 2009
U69 in the press
At the cutting edge of innovation, the U69 is way ahead of the competition.Hors bord magazineMarch 2008