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Sustainable wooden boat of Sarteneja, founder Edward Le Rouvre; Eco-friendly innovations on traditional boats; bio-epoxy (Super Sap from Entropy Resins, distributor in Belize), hardwood nursery and replant (Mahogany). Flax cloth for composite.
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Boat construction: Juan Guerrero of Sarteneja, Master Shipwringht: (501) 636 1123 - (501) 423 2166
Zayann design, rigging and finishing: Edward Le Rouvre
Traditional boat of Sarteneja:
The keel, stern and bow are made of "granadillo" or cocobolo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia_retusa
Ribs are made of Bullet tree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_tree
Planking is made of Santa Maria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calophyllum_antillanum
Deck and cabin made of Mahogany.
Every year when fishing season close, fishermen from Sarteneja come back to repair their boats and race the regatta.
Éric Maillet: ericmaillet.com
Alain Badstuber: papayer-edition-photo.com
Project: positive cycle, from the seed to the boat. Self-sufficient Community, reforestation. Eco-materials and bio-epoxy. Local economy, alternatives to land speculation or tourism submission. Cultural promotion of our community.
Edward.M.R boat designer/builder
Cristobal Verde traditional boat builder of Sarteneja
Pictures from this folder by Jan Gajdos photographer (pro) from Slovakia.
Some from Edward,
Victor S Baron and others contributors.
Natty Dreads: 16 feet, Sustainable traditional wooden boat, number 1.
Support By Backpackers PARADISE; http://www.bluegreenbelize.org
and Sustainable Wooden Boat Building
Boat builder: Juan Guerrero shipwright of Sarteneja, Belize & Edward Rouvier. J. Guerrero built 25th boats before, he works in boat buildind since he is 14.
Boat Design: Ed and Juan Guerrero from traditional boat of Sarteneja and J. Guerrero's lines.
37 feet sustainable wooden boat, bio-epoxy, flax-linen, hemp caulking.
Regional trades and transport in Belize, Cuba and Caribbean
Sustainable traditional wooden boat of Sarteneja, Belize. ED's 16 feet prototype, bio-epoxy, hemp caulking on deck, recycled lead balast on keel.
Gaff rig and removable bowsprit.
Pictures from Cristobal on his trip with the fishermen from Sarteneja.
Pictures from Nathalie Nguyen, Herpetologist. She spent 6 months at the Shipstern Nature Reserve. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to get a high resolution for a little contribution.
In June 2008, Edward reach Sarteneja just in time to start his apprenticeship with the master.
Boat N° 25, 2008-2009
32 feet long deck, 10 feet beam.
Pictures from ED (except mentioned)
Pedro y Juan Guerrero - BELIZE
A partnership of 25 years in wooden boat construction and traditional pleasure boat design.
Boats of Belize are mostly working boats and play an important role in the country's economy. They are part of the history and the cultural patrimony. Some of them are legends.
Pictures from ED
Sarteneja is the most important fishing community in Belize with a strong and unique tradition in boat building. Peter Young in the 50's was the first boat builder in Sarteneja with now an active community of master craftsmen.
To meet this community is a privilege and it should be a model and a base for a more respectful world in the future. Tourism or developments for retired North-american did not yet destroy this village but we need to be really careful and create alternatives to give our community happiness and a positive future.
Pictures credit: ED (except mentioned)
Pictures from Jan Gajdos, photographer, Slovakia
Art graphique par ED.M.R.
Natty Ride, dinghy for the cargo boat. Plywood, flax cloth (linen) and Super Sap bio-epoxy. 11 feet.
ED's design and construction. In process...
Armagnac 1968 - 2007
Scarf was a famous French design (Philippe Harlé) Armagnac made in Mahogany (plywood and framing) and other woods.
-Built in 1968 in the Languedoc (South France)
-Rebuilt in the 90's in Douarnenez by François Baudéan (Bretagne, France) and Summer 2007 in Tadoussac by Edward Rouvier (Québec, Canada)