circa 1965 JEAN CHAUVEAU Stabilair HB Type... - Lot 29 - Osenat

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circa 1965 JEAN CHAUVEAU Stabilair HB Type... - Lot 29 - Osenat
circa 1965 JEAN CHAUVEAU Stabilair HB Type : Dinghy outboard pneumatic Length : 3,40 m Width : 1,27 m Weight : approx. 50 kg Number of seats : 2/4 The work of Jean Chauveau, a remarkable pioneer of light water sports who passed away in 1981, continues today with success under the Nautiraid brand of kayaks. This accomplished sportsman, passionate about river navigation, began building his first kayaks in 1936, in the small workshop he improvised in a room adjoining his parents' pavilion, located at 2 ter, avenue de Longchamp in Saint-Cloud, in the western suburbs of Paris on the Seine. After the war, his reputation helped his activity to grow with the vogue of nautical leisure activities, while his original creations were also noticed by long-distance explorers. In 1950, an expedition led by Jean Laporte, André Davy and John Goddard sailed down the Nile in three Chauveau kayaks. It was an adventure with formidable obstacles over nearly 6,700 kilometers. Upon their return, the three navigators did not hesitate to attribute their success to the impeccable quality of their equipment manufactured in Saint-Cloud. Jean Laporte's boat would later become part of the permanent collection of the Musée National de la Marine. In the early 1960s, the "Stabilair" patent that Jean Chauveau developed and registered enabled him to make his kayaks unsinkable and increasingly oriented towards sea navigation. His technique of assembling two inflatable bladders added to the fine and robust ash structure of his hulls also encourages him to progressively extend his range by also proposing a small outboard motor canoe and a dinghy sailboat. The Sicomod outboard dinghy presented here can be dismantled and easily transported. It is completed with a small trailer entirely made of glued laminated wood. Jean Van Praet has preserved this rare Chauveau canoe in its original state, meeting with great success by participating in historical gatherings usually attended by luxury units otherwise more imposing. A power of about fifteen horses allows it to sail everywhere with ease.
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