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Alubat [al.u.bat] noun | Aluminium Bateau | Aluminum Boat

Discover the Advantages of Aluminum Sailboats

50 years of sailing excellence!

FIGARO nautisme | by François Tregouet

Half a century old and still thriving, Alubat, the Vendée-based shipyard, is not content with just being one of the world’s benchmarks in ocean cruising with its iconic Ovni yachts. Instead, with the enthusiasm of youth, it is preparing to launch three new monohulls over the next two years.

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Discover THE FULL RANGE OF ALUBAT Aluminum SAILBOATS

The new generation OVNI 370 with an inverted bow for improved performance and expanded the interior volume.

OVNI 370

The new generation OVNI 370 with an inverted bow for improved performance and expanded the interior volume.

OVNI 430

The new generation OVNI 430 with an inverted bow for improved performance and expanded the interior volume.

The New OVNI 490 aluminum sailing yacht with twin engines and a pilot house

OVNI 490

What sets the OVNI 490 apart are the protected pilot house and twin engines. 

The OVNI 450 stands out from the OVNI range and maintains a traditional cabin top styling.

OVNI 450

The OVNI 450 stands out from the OVNI range and maintains a traditional cabin top styling.

Designing and building aluminum boats for blue water sailing. ​

The Alubat shipyard has been designing and building aluminum boats for blue water sailing since 1973. With more than 1,600 yachts built and with 50 years of expertise in metal work and carpentry, Alubat has unparalleled experience in the aluminum sailboat market.

aluminum built hulls are 100% recyclable

Aluminum is green

Avoiding fiberglass is the easiest way to prevent future water pollution. Aluminum is an alternative to fiberglass hulls which are notoriously difficult to dispose of. On the other hand, aluminum is easily recyclable. 
 
Did you know that fiberglass hulls contribute to microplastics found in our oceans? *A study from the University of Oldenburg in Germany found that microplastics ‘shed’ from boat hull coatings and make up two-thirds of the pollution in the North Sea.

By having the ability to beach your boat, inspecting and servicing your yacht becomes less daunting than having to haul out.

beach your boat

alubat ovni aluminum sailboat beached

Go places where other sailboats can't.

Centerboard ADVANTAGES

navigate shallow water

From the turquoise waters of the Bahamas to the Alaskan ice fields, a lifting keel gives you the peace of mind to navigate in shallow water. 

The centerboard doesn’t sacrifice performance or safety, in fact, it can enhance performance when it comes to downwind sailing. 

Alubat aluminum sailboat in Alaska

Another advantage of a centerboard is the expanded possibilities to find docking in marinas that would otherwise be too shallow for a fixed keel sailboat.

docking

Without the limitations of fixed keel boats, your cruising opportunities can take you through the maze of Europe’s ancient canals and the historic North American waterways.

The centerboard can be lifted manually or by using a hydraulic system.

Alubat aluminum sailboat in the French canals

traverse canals

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