La Prairie (FRANCE)

1965 - 1978

At it's peak, La Prarie was one of the largest French manufacturs of dinghies and sailboats, with 30 employees and producing 5000 boats per year. Later it was purchased by the German Metzler Company.

Sailboats Built By La Prairie (FRANCE)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
505 16.50 ft / 5.03 m 1954
EXOCET 16.83 ft / 5.13 m 1961
FLIBUSTIER 15.81 ft / 4.82 m 1957
HELIOS 30.54 ft / 9.31 m 1967
MIDJET 19.03 ft / 5.80 m 1967
OCEANIX 18.37 ft / 5.60 m 1964
OCEANIX TX 18.37 ft / 5.60 m 1966
OPTIMIST DINGHY (INT) 7.67 ft / 2.34 m 1947
STRALE 16.08 ft / 4.90 m 1970
SURF 14.34 ft / 4.37 m 1972
ZEF 12.00 ft / 3.66 m 1960
ZEF JUNIOR 10.50 ft / 3.20 m 1963


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