Designed by Etienne Bertrand (FR) | Built by Yacht Service (PL) | Test and sea-trials by Andrea Fornaro (IT)
Yacht Service Poland
Yacht Service Poland, founded in 1992, manufactures boats, yachts and related products primarily made of GRP. The campus boasts a modern production area of 3000 m² and is regularly maintained to keep up with new building methods. It serves both domestic and export markets, cooperating with multiple companies and well-known brands throughout Europe. Yacht Service's experienced and qualified team uses advanced technology methods together with the highest quality materials for production. Yacht Service is additionally specialized in the production of custom boats and moulds.
Born in 1959, Bertrand has been sailing since his adolescence. His curiosity has taken him on a very eclectic career, during which he worked as an illustrator, carpenter, courier, builder of stage and opera sets, sailboat transports. He also found time to design and build, as an amateur, the Half-Tonner RDI in 1986, then the 650 Mikros Image (No. 109) and AGEP (No. 200) in 1993. He won a stage of Vannes-The Azores with the 200, the 109 finished 2nd at the 1999 Mini. In 2001 he created L'Air du Large, the composite workshop where he realized various custom parts (prototypes for designers, demining vehicle components, elements for the CNRS particle accelerator at Orsay). But above all he creates the tool that allowed him to conceive and realize some 650 among the best current. His creations regularly finish on the catwalks since 2004. In 2009, his last two creations (Mare.de and GDE) are respectively 1st and 3rd place of the year. In 2011, design and achievements of prototypes 802 and 814. In 2014, design of the OFCET 650 for the Prépa-Nautic shipyard. This boat got excellent result in the Mini Transat 2015 winning the firsts two positions.
Italian professional sailor.
Two Mini Transat done: MT Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 and MT La Boulangère 2017.
More than 10.000 miles sailed in the Mini Class.