All about Rhea Marine brand
Rhéa Marine, a boat builder based on Île de Ré island off the west coast of France, was born out of the passion of a dedicated enthusiast in the 1970s.
The company's founder, Bertand Danglade, simply loves boats, yachts, wood and the rustic elegance of expertly made working craft. The boats he produces for his customers are converted from decommissioned fishing trawlers, which he turns into excellent leisure boats by fixing them up, fitting them with new drive systems and modernising them.
A Rhéa is essentially the seagoing qualities of a small trawler complete with its hull, its bombproof inboard diesel and its indestructible wheelhouse combined with the kind of first-rate finish, carpentry and cabinet-making that only Rhéa now offers.
A Rhéa 900, simply put, is a boat you might simply assume is a fishing boat from the outside, which in Rhéa Marine's case is the very opposite of criticism. It's the very concept! It's the character and efficiency of the great marine and fishing tradition brought to the yachting world.
In the wake of the Rhéas came the Opens, which though lacking a wheelhouse provide more room to walk around onboard, and also (and this was not huge leap to make) the company's formidably impressive Trawler models, such as the Rhéa 43.
The word 'trawler' actually comes from the verb 'trawling', meaning to fish by dragging a net through the water, and is used to refer to fishing boats specially designed for this kind of fishing.
These are fast and very long-range boats offering regal levels of comfort and capable of maintaining a cruising speed of 8 to 10 knots. The 34, 36, 43 and 47 Trawler models are each equipped with a flying bridge and a loading mast, and are equally at home on both the sea and inland lakes and waterways.
Rhea Marine: buy your future boat
From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.
How to go about purchasing your new boat
Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:
- The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
- The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
- Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?
Looking for the perfect boat?
Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.