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Allais, from crewboats to new horizons

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Allais, from crewboats to new horizons

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Long a crewboat specialist, Chantiers Allais, now part of the Efinor group, is shifting its focus to boats for the defence and security sectors.

A few weeks ago Cherbourg-based boatbuilder Chantiers Allais was taken over by Normandy-based diversified engineering group Efinor. A statement soon followed announcing that Allais planned to shift its focus to boats for the defence and security sectors, beginning with a family of aluminium-hulled interceptors and patrol boats ranging from 15 to 35 metres in length.

Chantiers Allais was established in Dieppe in 1984 by François Allais. In 2005, the company moved to premises on the Cherbourg naval base. Allais had considerable success with its Surfer and WindCrewSurfer crewboats for the offshore oil & gas industry, delivering a large number to operator Bourb