Viviane, pleasure yacht

This pleasure yacht made from riveted sheet metal, built in Nantes at the Dubigeon shipyard in 1860, belongs to the first generation of sailing dinghies designed for racing. Entered in regattas by industrialists from Nantes, it was an external symbol of their social success and the technological prowess of the shipyards of Nantes. Viviane is considered to be the oldest remaining pleasure yacht in France.