Barquette, symbol of Marseille life
Symbol of Marseille maritime life and embodiment of the naval know-how of our shipyards, the Marseille barquette and its cousins Pointus, Gozzo, Tartanes, are robust and comfortable seagoing boats, present in Marseille since the 18th century. It was the shipwrights of the great south of Italy who imported the shapes of these boats and their technical characteristics at the end of the 19th century and which still persist. A large part of the Marseille barquettes was originally used for professional fishing. Today, they are mostly dedicated to yachting, especially recreational fishing, for which they offer very good seakeeping.
Coco is therefore now one of the 502 boats listed by the "Heritage, culture and traditional boats" commission of the Office de la Mer, carried out in 2005, it is also labeled Boat of Heritage Interest in 2011, renewed in 2015 and 2019.
Archives of Coco, during the change of ownership in 2018
Experiences at sea
Dream / Navigate / Help each other / Draw / Dance / Eat / Dive / Listen to each other / Kiss / Have fun / Connect / Enjoy / Meet / Imagine / Chat / Learn / Innovate / Kiffer / Twerk / Swaguer / Plot / Ramble
All experiences imagined all have generosity as a red thread. Share a dinner imagined by a local chef, learn to sail, exchange stories about Marseille, marvel at the fauna and flora, meet new people on board during a group outing, everything is thought out to promote cohesion and create social ties aboard a floating jewel.
Biodiversity, what are we doing?
In addition, with these outings at sea, we are creating a “Watch plankton” project which aims to collect data on the biodiversity of the waters of Marseilles for the operation of the various scientific research centres. Our onboard scientist will follow a research protocol to produce this data.
The invisible world of plankton
The Coco boat turns into a Coco-lab and takes you on a scientific mission with Anjelika, biologist and guide-lecturer, to better understand the marine biodiversity of Marseille.
Plankton fishing and microscope observation.
Planktons are a vast community of living beings drifting with the currents. They are both tiny algae and animals, bacteria and viruses, but also gelatinous animals several meters tall such as jellyfish and ctenaries. We will observe this mysterious world under the microscope or with the naked eye to understand its fundamental role in marine life.