Monday, December 29, 2008
Gamelin shpyard CEO commited suicide
The Alcyone - picture by Wikipedia
Joël Gamelin, the CEO of the Gamelin shipyard commited suicide just before Christmas.
The La Rochelle shipyard specialised in the construction of custom racer (L'Oreal) and well as aluminium superyacht like the Maxi 115 for CIM shipyard. The shipyard was hit hard by the crisis and had to cope with financial problems.
The Gamelin shipyard also built the expedtion vessel Alcyone for Captain Cousteau which features a new marine propulsion system, the turbosail.