circa 1967 GONZAGUE OLIVIER Eden-Roc Type... - Lot 26 - Osenat

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circa 1967 GONZAGUE OLIVIER Eden-Roc Type... - Lot 26 - Osenat
circa 1967 GONZAGUE OLIVIER Eden-Roc Type : HB touring dinghy Length : 4,70 m Width : 1,80 m Weight : approx. 500 kg Number of seats : 6 Engine : Evinrude Type : 4 cylinders Power : approx. 60 hp. This French motorboat manufacturer remains little known despite a production that is still of excellent quality, probably because he focused mainly on the very competitive Côte d'Azur market in the 1960s and 1970s. Gonzague Olivier, a native of northern France, is above all an accomplished and eclectic sportsman. After turning to car racing, mainly at the wheel of Porsches, in the 1950s, he then devoted himself to motorboating by settling in Cannes while continuing to run his garage in Roubaix. G. Olivier at the controls of his boats, illustrates himself in various events like the Grand Prix of Boulogne-sur-mer or the 24 Hours of Aix-les-Bains. He also holds a record for crossing the English Channel on water skis. The rapid growth in demand for tourist boats in the early 1960s prompted him to develop a full range of boats in his shipyard in Cannes-la-Bocca, from the small 12-foot "Cavalaire" dinghy to the 24-foot "Le Canadel" cabin cruiser. His "Eden-Roc" model was launched initially in an outboard version, then inboard, equipped with a Peugeot 403 Autobleu engine. Initially equipped with a simple hydroplane hull, the Eden-Roc was then offered with the famous revolutionary deep-V hull with longitudinal strakes designed by the American architect Raymond Hunt. It is from this second series, conceived for navigation on the sea, even in rough seas, that the model presented here comes in an outboard motor version. Although Gonzague Olivier was also interested in aluminum construction, he produced most of his boats in wood. Thus, the hull of the Eden-Roc is built on solid mahogany frames with marine grade mahogany laminate planking. The entire boat was designed by Gonzague Olivier, including the original AG5 aluminum fittings. The productions of this unusual designer in the small world of boat building are renowned for their great robustness and ease of use, requiring little maintenance. This Eden-Roc is equipped with an Evinrude engine of which G. Olivier was general agent. Any more recent engine of equivalent power will give excellent performances.
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