Total design of light and/or small size watercraft, using thermal or electric engines.


  • Thermal, electric and hybrid powertrains.
  • Marinization of engines.
  • Manufacture of demonstrators, small volume production runs.
  • Retrofit of small watercraft engines (machined parts, custom-made composite parts).
  • Preparation of boat engines for competition.
  • Challenges of the Maritime Industry
  • PPNMC abilities
  • PPNMC resources
  • The Added Value of the PPNMC

  • Propulsion system efficiency, reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Research into means of alternative propulsion.
  • Development of environmentally friendly projects («Grenelle de la mer» - Charter of the sea).
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Reduction in lead times and design costs.

  • Engineering, modelling, prototype production and testing.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Anti-vibration and vibro-acoustic tests.
  • Design and manufacture of high tech and complex engines.
  • Marinization of engines.
  • Preparation experience of engines for racing boats.
  • Development of EV/hybrid technologies.
  • Electric drivetrain integration.
  • Electronic systems and connectivity.

  • Design offices, supercomputers, computer simulation.
  • Exterior and interior craft design.
  • Foundry design office, 3D sand printing, aluminium and magnesium foundry.
  • Engine test beds and special purpose test benches.
  • Mechanical welding, machining and high pressure deburring workshops.
  • Wind tunnel 1/4 to 1 scale.

  • Expertise in areas requiring high performance engines and hulls and/or rigid structures in composite materials.
  • Knowledge of customer requirements in the luxury car and private plane sectors, similar to the demands of powerboat and luxury yacht clientele.
  • Ability to develop complex projects: projects to build small boats or parts of boats, under a centralised project control. Ability to integrate into a project in this branch.
  • Experience in working in a collaborative environment with the development of very high-level technological demonstrators.
  • Agility in the development of projects, execution speed and controlled cost management due to lean structures and the possibility of sharing resources.
  • Ability to make single items and also small production runs or even parts required to maintain boats in optimal operational condition.