Builder Latitude 46
Rue Elie Barreau 1700
The brand Latitude 46 produces classic Sailboats and luxury Sailing Yachts. There are 13 models from 7 to 16 meters.
The history of the French yard Latitude 46 is complicated. Should it be considered the beginning of 1929, when the Tofinou was born, or 1987, when Philippe Joubert made it world famous? Legend has it that the classic wooden
Thanks to the classic lines, Tofinou 7 became very popular. A monotype class was created and the yachts of the sea «people (»so the name Tofinou translated from Dagoya) began to participate in regattas.
The idea of building modern yachts in a classic way became the philosophy of Latitude 46, and the shipyard is located on the island of Re.
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In 2007 Philippe Jubert retired, selling Latitude 46 to French entrepreneur Christian Iskovici. The new owner added to the range of 8, 12 and 16
In 2013, Latitude 46 went bankrupt and was sold to French Experton-Revollier
In 2014 Latitude 46 changed her registered office from Re Island to La Rochelle mainland. The shipyard has 1500 square meters of production space and more than 5000 square meters of repair hangars and storage facilities. The company, which, together with the Wauquiez shipyard, is managed by the Iskovici family, employs around 50 people.
The shipyard's main bet is on the Tofinou brand, the line is gradually expanding. At the Düsseldorf show in 2017, Latitude 46 presented the Tofinou 10c model. The flagship model is considered to be Tofinou 16, which appeared in 2012.
Today there are more than 400 Tofinou 7 hulls in the world and yet these yachts are a niche product. The Tofinou 7, 8, 9,5 and 12 are recognized as monotype classes and regularly participate in French
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