En 1957, HenriJeanneau, passionné d’aviation et de moto, découvre le motonautisme en voyant passer un bateau sous sa fenêtre... Aussitôt, dans la quincaillerie paternelle des Herbiers, il construit une coque en
In 1957, HenriJeanneau, already passionate about aeroplanes and automobiles, had just discovered a brand new passion for powerboating, one that began as he watched a boat pass by his window. Soon afterward, in Les Herbiers, France, home to a rich heritage of artisan work, he began building a wooden hull with which he participated in the 6-hour Paris race, the largest national race at the time. He was first to cross the line, and this galvanized him. So, a past time became a trade.