Emmanuel Alassoeur built this 14′ Périssoire from plans by François Sergent that appeared in 1944 in his book called Construction of Canoes and Kayaks. Emmanuel spent about four months building the hull, planking her with red cedar and building the deck from plywood. He launched AECHMÉA in May 2012 during La Fête du Nautisme at the Lake of Eguzon, near Chateauroux, France. He says that it is a perfect light boat for small rivers, and plans to paddle it on France's small and very small rivers.
Two weeks ago we launched a “périssoire” built with plans from François Sergent, a french naval architect, during la fête du nautisme at the lake of Eguzon. These plans were published in 1944 in a book called : construction de canoes et kayaks.
This boat has been built in France, near Chateauroux. The builder is Emmanuel Alassoeur, who is also member of les poissons des arbres, an association of bateaux bois et canotage.