Alubat has been a trusted name in sailboat manufacturing since 1973. Alubat has pioneered the design and engineering of aluminum, lifting keel sailboats and pride themselves on their in-house team of naval architects including Philippe Briand, Jean-Marie Finot, Michel Joubert and Marc Lombard.

This unique construction offers the advantages of being both light weight and sturdy… yet flexible. Alubat is the European leader on the market of aluminium sailing boats and offers 2 different sailboat lines: 

OVNI – swing keel – 36 ft. to 52 ft.
CIGALE – fixed keel – 45 ft. to 73 ft.
Alubat 58 Ketch – swing keel or fin keel 

Skilled Craftsmanship

Alubat construction SESY OVNI-2

Alubat hull SESY OVNI-2

Alubat sailboats are made by skilled craftsmen in their 10,000 sq. meter boat yard in southwest France.
They offer a range of monohull swing keel and monohull ultra-light displacementfin keel boats.
Each boat can be tailored according to the wishes of the owner, making it unique in its internal layout & design.
The hull and deck are constructed separately and both are built using aluminum ribs and stringers,
much like a wooden boat. Aluminum plates are then welded onto the frame and the main ballast
(lead encapsulated in resin) is attached to the hull on either side of the keel box.
The swing keel is therefore able to be lighter in weight and maneuvers up and down hydraulically
or with a system of pulleys. The rudder is also designed to lift ninety degrees allowing the boat to actually
sit on dry land when both keel and rudder are fully lifted. Or you can choose to have double rubbers instead.
This unique feature provides steadiness in open waters and access to shallow waters for pleasure and safety.

Alubat deck OVNI SESY

Alubat OVNI Deck SESY

OVNI 365


For the first time, the strength in construction of ALUBAT and the performance in engineering by Marc Lombard, have come together to create the UFO 365. This vessel is a success in performance, and surprising in comfort, which has drawn approval from the sailing community. Upwind and downwind, over long trips or coastal cruising, the UFO 365 will satisfy the most demanding sailor.



Swing Keel
Hull Length: 37′
LOA: 39’
LWL: 35’
Max Beam: 12’8″
Draft: Centerboard Down 7’7″
Draft: Centerboard Up 2’6″
*Centerboard can fully retract*
Light Displacement: 19,400 lbs.
Ballast Weight: 6,172 lbs.
Engine: Nanni Diesel 38 hp
Optional Engine: Volvo 40 hp + 3 Blade Propeller
Fresh Water Tank: 85 gal.
Fuel Tank: 48 gal.

OVNI 395 

French translation:

Gentleness and precision of its bar will tell you a lot about its water quality: both stiff canvas and upwind performance, try this plan Briand … The buxom and quality of facilities will offer you a comfortable life exceptional edge, both at sea and at anchor. The cabins are large, spacious square can rotate around the table and facilitating the flow. With 60 cm draft drift high, discover the world …


Swing Keel
Hull Length: 40″
LOA: 41’6″
LWL: 34″
Max Beam: 13’4″
Draft: Centerboard Down 6’9″
Draft: Centerboard Up 1’9″
*Centerboard can fully retract*
Light Displacement: 19,400 lbs.
Ballast Weight: 7,054 lbs.
Engine: Volvo 55hp Diesel
Fresh Water Tank: 114 gal.
Fuel Tank: 66 gal.

OVNI 445

In the market for large boats travel, Ovni 445 is the best expression of quality manufacturing Alubat and progress of naval architecture: more performance, more elegance and comfort, and always dinghy Full 100% Aluminium.

Though stiff canvas and canvas, with a large waterline length, Ovni 445, designed by Marc Lombard boasts excellent performances from the small time and incomparable comfort seas.

With modern lines, the elegance of the Ovni 445 is undeniable. The amenities light oak and large windows highlight the large volumes of the boat. Great boat trip gasoline, Ovni 445 offers very large amounts of storage space and technical very accessible for easy maintenance. Your Ovni 445 will adapt to trip you’ll imagined …


Swing Keel
Hull Length: 44′
LOA: 45’3″
LWL: 41’6″
Max Beam: 14′
Draft: Centerboard Down 9’8″
Draft: Centerboard Up 3’4″
*Centerboard can fully retract*
Light Displacement: 23,479 lbs.
Ballast Weight: 7,054 lbs.
Engine: Volvo 55hp Diesel
Fresh Water Tank: 142 gal.

OVNI 495

Birth UFO 495 marks a turning point in the range.
UFOs from head to toe, this luxury full dinghy proudly its aluminum hull chines and 50 feet. Its exceptional cockpit by its size and ergonomics, combined with the elegance of its roof make it one of the most successful of his generation boats.
‘s largest square, the large master stateroom and 2 aft cabins are treated with both much elegance and sobriety. The technical space generously sized and easily accessible eventually convince the most demanding. With 120 m2 of canvas near a waterline length of 13.25 m and two rudders, the UFO is accurate to 495 bar, well balanced and very effective. Just the first of the series he left the interest in this beautiful boat designed by Philippe Briand is huge.


Overall length  9,96 m / 32’ 8”

Hull length  9,74 m / 31’ 11”

Waterline length  9,16 m / 30’

Beam  3,34 m / 10’ 11’’

Displacement   4.895 kg / 10.792 lbs

Standard keel draft  1,90 m / 6’ 2”

Shoal keel draft  1,47 m / 4’ 9”

Lifting keel draft  0,85 – 2,20 m / 2’ 9’’ – 7’ 2”

Engine power   Yanmar 21 Hp / 15 kW

Cabins 2

Berths 5 + 1

Fuel capacity  140 l / 37 US gal

Water capacity  160 l / 42 US gal


OVNI Evolution 52

Two new “UFO” at the Paris Boat! ALUBAT, world leader in the manufacture of aluminum sailing yachts over 35 feet will land at Nautic Paris with his cartoons in plans two new “UFO”. The architect Marc Lombard , the desk study of the site, Philippe Aupinel, President ALUBAT, work for a while. From December 3, they will be able to present on a map UFO 52 UFO Evolution and Evolution 43. These two boats are both faithful to the past of the brand and breaking with previous models. A damn good news for ALUBAT coming through a difficult period but resolutely turned towards the future with the placing on the market of two UFO in total sync with their time.

UFOs have the ALUBAT reputation. After the remarkable output of 58 ALUBAT presented at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, the new CIGALE 16 which was last year at the Nautic, we want to tackle in the manufacture of two UFO decidedly new. Always 100% full aluminum dinghies, these boats offer ease of communication between saloon and cockpit, a tender garage in the same cockpit. Finally, and this is probably the most remarkable facilities are modern. “Says Philippe Aupinel . A version with a fully enclosed helm will be available to meet the needs of customers who want to be protected in winter outings or polar …


Overall length  10,34 m / 33‘ 11‘‘

Hull length  9,97 m / 32‘ 8‘‘

Waterline length   9,40 m / 30‘ 10‘‘

Beam   3,44 m / 11‘ 3‘‘

Displacement 5 350 kg / 11 795 lbs

Standard keel draft  1,98 m / 6‘ 5‘‘

Shoal keel draft   1,49 m / 4‘ 10‘‘

Engine power   Yanmar 21 Hp / 15 kW

Cabins   2 / 3

Berths  4 / 6 + 2 option

Fuel capacity  130 l / 34 US gal.

Water capacity   206 l /54 US gal.


French Translation:
Very easy to handle, a small crew easily pulls the quintessence of these ULDB * in comfort. Ballasts on each model allows the boat to keep a slight heel ensures comfort and performance. Featuring a stylish and elegant hull shape, the CIGALES 14 and 16 designed by Jean-Marie Finot are from the race.  

CIGALE Another peculiarity of their vast square in the rear cockpit to accommodate more than eight persons: friendliness guaranteed. ULDB * Ultra Light Displacement Boat

Overall length  11,34 m / 37’ 2”

Hull length  10,98 m / 36’

Waterline length  10,40 m / 34’ 1”

Beam  3,76 m / 12’ 4”

Displacement   6.700 kg / 14.771 lbs

Standard keel draft  1,95 m / 6’ 4”

Shoal draft  1,50 m / 4’ 11”

Swing keel draft  1,10 – 2,25 m / 3’ 7”- 7’ 4”

Engine power   Yanmar 29 Hp / 21 kW

Cabins  2 / 3

Berths   4 / 6 + 3

Fuel capacity  130 l / 34 US gal

Water capacity   200 l / 53 US gal


Everything is new on the new CIGALE 16, all but the concept and the course name.
appellation “CICADA” sounds like a name familiar to the ears of legendary lovers of beautiful offshore sailing. But the new “CIGALE 16” built by ALUBAT at Chateau d’Olonne is certainly not an extrapolation of known recipes but a new concept of fast cruiser, comfortable and stylish.

This project carried out in collaboration with Marc Lombard The Site ALUBAT wanted to focus both the progress made in recent years by naval architecture, and advanced techniques of construction. The result is a more efficient CIGALE 16, more elegant and confortable.100% New, 100% Aluminum, 100% Cigale Elegance ~ ~ Clean lines and a fully open deck.

Build quality 100% aluminum ALUBAT, the ‘unparalleled experience of his Boilermakers were put to the service of the elegance of this beautiful unit that is the new CIGALE 16 panels flush deck, the halyard passes under the bridge, the plexiglass coamings back under roof-cockpit bonds well-rounded … everything has been implemented to provide an exceptional online new 16.ML CIGALE:
The deck plan shows that the aluminum material can also be elegant: rounded, integrated way halyards and flush scuttles are the main attractions. Easily operable by a small crew area aft maneuver emerges well ahead of the cockpit dedicated to the life on board. The large rear deck would like to receive the Annex swollen and tender at anchor an area of incomparable beach. ~ ~ Performance
The hull of the 16 CIGALE chine has more form stability and more power, allowing the boat to carry more sail.
Appendices, keel and twin rudders, designed by Marc Lombard , thinner, are designed to make the most of this beautiful hull.
The deck layout, simple and effective, allowing reduced to exploit the potential of the boat crew effortlessly.

Overall length  12,34 m / 40’ 5”

Hull length  11,99 m / 39’ 4”

Waterline length  11,00 m / 36’ 1”

Beam  3,99 m / 13’ 1”

Displacement  7.860 kg / 17.328 lbs

Standard keel draft  2,10 m / 6’ 10”

Shoal draft  1,55 m / 5’ 1”

Engine power   Yanmar 40 Hp / 29 kW

Cabins  2 / 3

Berths  4 / 6 + 2

Fuel capacity  200 l / 53 US gal

Water capacity  330 l / 87 US gal



Custom Arrangements of CIGALE 18 New # 1 in development .








Overall length  13,34 m / 43’ 9”

Hull length  12,99 m / 42’ 7”

Waterline length  12,00 m / 39’ 4”

Beam  4,24 m / 13’ 10”

Displacement  9.640 kg / 21.253 lbs

Standard keel draft  2,20 m / 7’ 2”

Shoal draft  1,60 m / 5’ 2”

Engine power   Yanmar 54 Hp / 40 kW

Cabins  2 / 3 / 4

Berths  4 / 6 / 8 + 2

Fuel capacity  200 l / 53 US gal

Water capacity  330 l / 87 US gal


Custom Arrangements of CIGALE 18 New # 1 in development .

Alubat welcomes you to dream of your perfect sailing vessel and works with you to make it a reality.







Overall length  14,05 m / 46’ 1”

Hull length  13,65 m / 44’ 9”

Waterline length 12,54 m / 41’ 1”

Beam  4,49 m / 14’ 8”

Displacement  10.809 kg / 23.830 lbs

Standard keel draft  2,24 m / 7’ 4”

Shoal keel draft  1,65 m / 5’ 4”

Engine power  Yanmar 54 Hp / 40 kW

Cabins 3 / 4

Berths  6 / 8 + 2

Fuel capacity  240 l / 63 US gal

Water capacity  615 l / 163 US gal

Alubat 58 – Ketch

French translation:This ketch 17 m 80 was designed for those who can not imagine making concessions to comfort during their circumnavigation. 

Version or ballasted keel, the ALUBAT 58 leaves tame with ease by two people. Its smoothness and efficiency to the sea add to the security of its central cockpit which very protected to return all maneuvers.

Its facilities blond teak are both generous and luxurious: the large square is designed for long voyages and the magnificent master stateroom has a beautiful bathroom with separate shower.
Technically, all equipment is assembled in an engine room access for easy maintenance.



Overall length  15,38 m / 50’ 5”

Hull length 14,98 m / 49’ 1”

Waterline length  13,92 m / 45’ 8”

Beam  4,69 m / 15’ 4”

Displacement  13.900 kg / 30.644 lbs

Standard keel draft   2,28 m / 7’ 5”

Shoal keel draft  1,73 m / 5’ 8”

Engine power  Yanmar 75 Hp / 55 kW

Cabins 3 / 4 / 5

Berths  6 / 8 / 10 + 3

Fuel capacity  240 l / 63 US gal

Water capacity   615 l / 163 US gal



“Boats are born from meetings between people.”

Your boat will be unique because it will be the fruit of a long exchange between you and the men and women working at ALUBAT. From these discussions the personality of your boat will be created.

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