LATITUDE 46 Tofinou


Philippe Joubert, a graduate of the Peninghen school and the high school of Arts and Crafts in Paris, has always shared a great passion for the sea and sailing with his brother Michel, a world-renowned naval architect. In 1982 Patrick and his wife Pascale take over the Cantiere Navale de l'Ile de Ré, a small shipyard specializing in refitting. The St. Martin shipyard, a few miles from La Rochelle, immediately became famous for the quality of the work and for its willingness to meet the often unusual requests of customers. Numerous models and molds are built for large shipyards in La Rochelle such as Gib Sea, Kirié and Fountaine Pajot and also components with advanced technologies for ocean and racing catamarans such as Charente Maritime I and II, Cote d'Or, Sofati Soconave, Médecins sans Frontières , just to name a few. Since 1989, the Latitude 46 has extended thanks to the highly successful adaptation and production of the Tofinou and has won the first prize for Innovation at the Grand Pavois Boat Show in La Rochelle. Philippe Joubert thus creates fashion for the classic retro and with the Tofinou revives the era of Grandiose Yachting. In 1991, stimulated by this success, Philippe Joubert expands his line of sailing models with the 26 foot (8m), Tadorne, coastal cruising version, evolution of the Tofinou. Always in the same style he creates the Andreyale line, motor boats inspired by American commuters. In 1999 the "Lady Scarlett" motor boat completed the series by offering a sportier version. In the space of 15 years at least 300 boats have left the shipyard and are now sailing in France and many other seas around the world. The great attention to detail dedicated to the construction of the boats has in fact established the good reputation of the Latitude 46 shipyard. Latitude 46 brought together an exceptional group of 20 skilled craftsmen. The company has maintained tradition and continuous control over product quality. Fiberglass and motors are contracted out to a network of partners who must meet the quality criteria required by the shipyard. The Latitude "family" is continuously growing and always projected into the future. Many sailboats and motor yacht projects are under construction. This growth is the natural consequence of the know-how acquired through the current boat models on which the reputation of the shipyard has been consolidated. Latitude 46 production is: Tofinou 7 and Tofinou 9.5, Tadorne, Tofinou 12, Tofinou 16. Here is the Latitude 46 range, dream boats built to continue dreaming on board!