A pioneer in aluminium shipbuilding, the OCEA shipyard expanded activities to other areas of industrial manufacturing. It consists ot two distinct entities: OCEA Shipbuilding and OCEA Industries.
A long-standing group entity, OCEA Shipbuilding manufactures aluminium vessels intended to ensure maritime safety and security – including patrol boats and buoy tenders… – , for passenger transport, oceanography, fishing, and more. Capable of producing all types of vessels—catamarans, monohulls, displacement hulls, semi-planing hulls, and planing hulls—up to 90 metres long, OCEA Shipbuilding delivers 15 to 20 units every year.
A specialist in complex aluminium components, OCEA Industries works as a subcontractor to manufacture superstructures for passenger liners, and elliptical and max section tank ends. OCEA Industries is now the leading manufacturer in France for tank ends for non-pressurised road tankers.
A division of OCEA Shipbuilding, OCEA Yachts both designs and manufactures ocean-going yachts. OCEA’s offshore yachts can cover long distances and in extreme conditions with a small crew. These boats are built in Les Sables-d’Olonne, the town where the Vendée Globe—the most famous solo, around-the-world yacht race—starts and finishes.
Since it was founded, the OCEA group has delivered more than 300 vessels that sail throughout the world. Diversification into vastly different markets has further strengthened its sound financial position. Because of its long-standing activities, the OCEA group’s organisation and culture are based on strict procedures that ensure quality and utmost privacy.
The OCEA group has three production sites on the French Atlantic coast—in Les Sables-d’Olonne, Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle—as well as a location in Fontenay-le-Comte.