In the past, all market gardeners had their escute and bâcove, traditional flat-bottomed boats, to navigate the aquatic labyrinths of the marsh. After the war, the modernization of techniques led to the disappearance from the landscape of these oak boats, which were nevertheless so solid, elegant and practical.
In 1997, Gérard Colin, the last manufacturer, retired. 10 years later, his little nephew Rémy revived the shipbuilding tradition and inherited its construction secrets. With his father Vincent, he embarked on this crazy adventure! Les Faiseurs de Bateaux return to populate the canals of the Audomarois marsh with boats as authentic and aesthetic as they are ecological.