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It is with pleasure that I present to you my father’s sailing junks, Dimitri Le Forestier, naval architect IFAN.

In 1980, Daniel Bombigher wrote an article about Dimitri’s conception of the modern sailing junk (Loisirs Nautiques LN º102 in french).

Since then, my father designed a series of modern sailing junks, for the most part with the amateur builder in mind. I have had the honour of working with my father for over 10 years; he has since passed away and I would like to thank our readers and clients on his behalf for having given us such positive, on-going support. A special thank you also to the French shipyard Ultramarine Boat Builders in Pondicherry India, who tirelessly answered enquiries.

Catherine Le Forestier

Dimitri Le Forestier, Suwan Macha shipyard, early 80s
Dimitri on the Suwan Macha shipyard in Phuket in the early ’80s