View Full Version : Where does the word " Morbic " come from?
12-17-2011, 08:31 AM
Does anyone know where the word Morbic comes from or what it means. I plan on building a Francois Vivier Morbic 12 and am curious about the name. Thanks, Klitz
12-17-2011, 09:55 AM
Undoubtedly named for the Morrison Brethren In Christ Church.
12-17-2011, 10:34 AM
I think the design is named after the island in Brittany. Possibly inspired by a local boat type.
12-17-2011, 04:50 PM
Most of Francois Vivier's small boat designs are named for islands,headlands,bays, rivers, etc in Brittany. "Ilur" is one of the islands (islets) in the Gulfe de Morbihan (spelling?), "Beg Meil" is a headland and village in western Brittany south of Brest.
Clinton B Chase
01-28-2012, 09:47 PM
I sailed with Francois past Ilur, and Meaban. Ilur is inside the Gulfe, Morbic is outside the Gulfe.
Pen-Hir is a cape.
When we began getting Jewell to a presentation state, he asked me to find an island name on this side of the pond. Jewell Island is in outer Casco Bay, a common stopover for cruising boats and a great destination for me and my family to sail to in Jewell.
Here is Meaban sitting off the opening into Gulfe of Morbihan a short sail from Port Navalo and Arzon.
Beg-meil is a little farther away from Brest
Morbic close to English Channel
Ilur is inside the Morbihan Gulfe...absolutely gorgeous place.
Ilur will be featured in Watercraft soon.
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