Group Finot

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Group Finot
Privately held company
IndustryNaval architecture
FounderJean-Marie Finot
Key people
President: Jean-Marie Finot
SubsidiariesGroupe Finot - Conq

Group Finot is a French boat design company based in Jouy-en-Josas. Founded by Jean-Marie Finot, the company specializes in the design of fiberglass sailboats.[1]

The company also collaborates with designer Pascal Conq as Groupe Finot - Conq, based in Vannes, France.[2]


The company was founded by Finot in 1969 when he designed his first boat, the International Offshore Rule Quarter Ton class champion Ecume de Mer (Sea Foam) that was built by Chantier Malliard.[1][3]

By 2017 the company had designed 61 boats for Beneteau, their biggest customer. The first design for Beneteau was in 1978.[1]


Beneteau First 235, a 1986 Finot design
Beneteau First 285, a 1985 Finot design
Beneteau Oceanis 281, a 1995 Finot design
Beneteau Oceanis 321, a 1995 Finot design
Beneteau 31, a 2002 Finot design
Beneteau First 25S, a 2008 Finot-Conq design

Summary of boats designed by Group Finot, by year:

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  1. ^ a b c Browning, Randy (2018). "Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ Group Finot. "Contact". Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Ecume de Mer". Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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