About us


Installed close to the Vannes harbour (Britany, France) since 2005, finot-conq perpetuates since 2009 the activities of groupe finot in the field of new boats development and design (both crusing and racing, as well as one-off yachts), and is responsible for the maintenance of existing designs. History


131 finot-conq, in short :

  • More than 40 years of experience, with many race victories and design awards
  • More than 40 000 boats built from our designs all around the world, of which several have had more than 1000 copies produced
  • An experienced team, totally commited to your project
  • Hi-tech design and computer resources


The finot-conq philosophy:

Know-how : We design exceptionnal sailing yachts, which are innovative, reliable, fast, and beautiful as well as seaworthy, easy to use and comfortable.

Reliability : We designed eighteen IMOCA 60' racers in 19 years, for all 6 Vendée Globe races :

  • Of a total of 33 entries, 24 boats reached the finishing line
  • 4 victories in a row et 2 second places

An appetite for innovation : finot-conq invented ou perfected for IMOCA 60's  :

  • Twin rudders
  • Deck-mounted booms and sheer-mounted shrouds
  • Vacuum-cured prepreg carbon and Nomex honeycomb hulls
  • Composite keel fins
  • The first canting keel to sail around the world
  • Integral pivot composite canting keels
  • Ballast arrangements adapted to canting keels
  • Twin asymetrical daggeboards
  • Wing masts with deck spreaders
  • Pop-up rudders for shock absorbtion