An Eostig, sardine boat

The An Eostig was built for the “Boats of the French Coasts” (bateaux des côtes de France) competition. Launched during the 1992 Fêtes maritimes (maritime celebrations), this large, half-decked sardine boat is an identical reproduction of the boats built after the sardine crises in the early 20th century: more robust and built for the high seas, they allowed more diversified fishing when sardine stocks were low.