View Full Version : Sunken boat recovery and restoration, River Seine, Paris, France

12-06-2015, 05:48 AM
A visiting American friend has told me of visiting a man, Edmund Ballerim(?) in Paris who with a partner was rescuing sunken boats from the Seine and restoring them. He told her of raising an old sunken launch and a search in the US for an original replacement engine.
I do not have the name right, or he has no net profile easily available to me, all I get is very expensive charter yachts, barges or plastic gin palaces.
Out of Paris a little, up or down river I don't know. Any clues anyone?

02-27-2018, 05:32 AM
Bump, anyone?

02-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Might be this Edmond Ballerin, in Chatou. He seems to belong to an association restoring local boats. Try through FB:


02-28-2018, 12:44 AM
That's the man, thanks.
I also found the European Boat Club, dedicated to restoration of classic boats, power mostly it seems here
and this

John Meachen
02-28-2018, 04:15 PM
That is a very pretty boat.It can be worth looking in the nooks and crannies around the waterfronts of France,there are some real gems there.Among other projects,there is a six metre in the workshop of the maritime museum in Rouen.