The Fécamp lobster boat Mil Pat for the first time present at the Festival

The Mil Pat was launched in 1962 for fishing, mainly in the Irish Sea and South Finistère. It had an oak hull, two masts and a trawl net. She was fitted with a 160 hp Baudouin engine (air-launched) and had a 25 m3 hold.
Decommissioned in 1988, she was bought by a diving club in 1990.

In 1994, after a complete refit, she was upgraded to 2nd category pleasure craft. She took part in the Douarnenez Maritime Festival in 1996 and will be present for the first time at the Ostend at Anchor 2024. The ship will be moored in the Mercator dock and opened to the general public.
The restoration took 11 years and resulted in a traditional sailboat in perfect condition. The former fishing hold has been converted into a comfortable living space, complete with galley, berths, bathroom and large family table.

More than 8,000 hours of work were needed to restore it by the Moré shipyard.