Ufast – the company
The Ufast shipyard is located on the banks of the river Odet in Quimper, Finistère, on 20 000 m² of land housing various production workshops covering a total surface area of 4000 m².
Having gained the trust of the French administrations and international experience in the military naval field, with highly-qualified personnel trained in the Breton crucible of ship building, the Ufast shipyard has become a leader in the market for rapid craft, maritime surveillance craft and offshore patrol boats.
Within the context of state-action-at-sea, Ufast has designed and delivered to France and foreign armed forces, rapid, semi-rigid craft up to 14 metres specifically designed for the fight against illegal immigration, trafficking, fishing surveillance and special forces missions.
Recently, Ufast delivered a series of 8 Maritime and Port Surveillance Craft ordered by the DGA and for use by the Gendarmerie Maritime. These rapid craft, extremely seaworthy, are allocated to the protection of the major French sea ports. They are fitted with a mid-hull fender surround for sea interception to inspect any approaching vessels in all sea states.
The French National Gendarmerie has also entrusted Ufast with the construction and delivery of a dozen rapid coastal surveillance craft type UFC 11. These craft have hydrojet propulsers to enable the Gendarmerie to work close to the shore and safely deploy their divers.
For the international market, Ufast has developed a new 33-meter patrol boat, the first of which was delivered in 2013. This composite hulled boat built in 2012, is designed for State sovereignty missions in territorial waters, fishing surveillance, the fight againt drug trafficking and sea rescue.
Ufast’s rapid response, energy and constant search for innovation continuously allows it to develop customized craft, of high reliability and perfectly suited to the highly specific missions for which they are designed, with specifications changing according to the countries, seas and objectives. The company constantly strives to develop its naval architects, designers, project managers, boiler workers, welders, laminators, outfitters, fitters, carpenters, marine carpenters, mechanics and a highly-controlled network of external contractors.
As well as its primary business for rapid intervention craft, Ufast has also placed its know-how at the service of fishing in harsh conditions, such as seabass fishing in the Raz de Sein, with the construction of its highly-reputed Rorcal 90.