The polyester revolution
In 1957, young engineer Michel Dufour discovers this new material: polyester. While he is sailing regatta, he’s also studying sailboats, rules gauge and hydrodynamic. From here was born the idea of building a polyester boat. In 1964, Michel Dufour starts by designing a transportable sailboat, "The Sylph". To build it, he takes all the financial risk, rent a hangar and launch the "Sylph" under the name of his new company « Le Stratifié industriel ».