Design & Safety Chantiers Ocqueteau – Built to a standard, not to a price Ocqueteau are one of the very few French manufacturers who actually design, build and fit out every one of their boats in their own factory on Ile d'Oléron on the west coast of France. Their boats are tested in the waters of the Bay of Biscay, and used by literally hundreds of customers for fishing these dangerous waters 365 days of the year. As a proving ground for the product, there are few more testing areas Indeed, Ocqueteau’s quality control standards are so well respected in the industry that many of their competitors have their moulds constructed by Ocqueteau to endeavour to match their quality and finish! Ocqueteau has extremely strict quality requirements to mooring fittings, instruments and furnishings, providing boat buyers with a boat to last a lifetime. All Ocqueteau freeboards are extra wide and high in relation to boat length, providing extra personal safety onboard for both young and old. As you would expect, the finished product sets new standards in this class of boat, with the highest build quality, best sea keeping and performance, and stylish rugged good looks.