19  June 2015

31 sqm of GRP fabrics  requested  to make  the composite housing  to fit  the largest rudder bearing we ever had to machine.

More news in a few weeks...

11 June 2015.

Lorient : welcome of the VOR fleet by the JP3 team .

Olivier Zolli and Alex Rogeon attended the VOR fleet arrival at Lorient this Thursday.A good opportunity to exchange with the teams about our bearings , steering systems and succesfull Toe in.


Congratulations girls for your victory of the toughest leg!

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May 2015

Launch of the NEEL65', the largest series-built  cruising trimaran ever built.


Supplied with our F16ph rudder shaft and Type 1 rudder bearings , emergency tiller and  tiller rod.


Read more about NEEL TRIMARAN


March 2015  

Delivery of carbon shells for WATT&SEA hydrogenerators.


The  race version of  the successfull Watt& SEA hydrogenerators includes a carbon casing co- developed by our design office.

Perfect illustration of our  design office skills  regarding custom parts

To know more about our custom parts, refer to our sections CUSTOM NAUTICAL & CUSTOM NON NAUTICAL.

Read more about Watt&SEA hydrogenerators...


March 2015


Catana to deliver their Catana 70 end of this month.


As an indication of its confidence in the JP3 rudder solutions, The catamarans boatbuilder Catana  reiters its choice on its biggest model , the Catana 70'.

The complete range of Catana , as the Catana 70' is fitted with JP3 F16pH rudder shafts, rudder bearings and link bars.


                                            February 2015

Jan 2015



The Pietarsaari  boatyard demonstrates its full confidence in JP3 supply  on their new models Swan 115, Swan 95 and Swan 60RS.


Type 4 self aligning rudder bearings, wire steering system,custom 'crossbow' quadrant, blocks and sheaves, custom steering drums are designed and manufactured in our premises.

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Dec 2014




Sirena Marine, the Turkey's most successful  yacht builders  opted for JP3 steering system for their new high luxury first Model , the EUPHORIA 54.

 Type 4 self aligning  rudder bearings, wire & vectran steering system,custom 'crossbow' quadrant, blocks and sheaves  and steering wheels were delivered to the luxury performance yachts.

2 further Euphoria models , the 68 and 84 are set to follow the 54.


Nov 2014 

Black Pepper is working on a 60' Code2


Code 0 and Code 1 are fitted with JP3 rudder systems and steering systems . Stainless steel JP3 custom parts such as tip cups were also delivered to the yard.



Nov 2014 

METS 2015.


Our technical team will be   happy to welcome you on our stand and discuss new developements on your steering systems  or new custom projects. 


Come and see us on Hall 4, French Pavillon,Stand E.430.

10 Nov. 2014

                   7Days 15 Hours 8 Minutes 32 S  for 3542 miles

Congratulations to Loïck Peyron 

on Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII 



Oct. 2014 

MY37' : le dernier né de la gamme Motor Yachts de chez FOUNTAINE PAJOT équipé de paliers de safran auto-alignants JP3.


Le chantier Fountaine Pajot réitère son choix pour son dernier né, et équipe le MY37 de paliers Type 1, jaumières  et palonniers JP3.




Oct. 2014 

Chase away bearings invaders!  ;-)


Detail of a lower Type 4 bearing returned to JP3 workshop for servicing purposes.

REMINDER : see our bearings maintenance instructions



Oct. 2014 - VOR 65' 

Visit the 'boatyard' and discover JP3 parts


<<The boats that cross the start line of the Volvo Ocean Race are gleaming examples of the art, craft and science which goes into elite race-yacht design and construction>>  from


JP3 supplies 100% of the VOR65 fleet with their car and track  steering system and rudder bearings.

The VOR organisation decided to create the 'boatyard'; a new concept for the tuning, repair and maintenance of the competing yachts. 

For the first time, OPENED to THE PUBLIC !


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Oct 2014


Getting ready for the Hobart Race.


Super Maxi Ragamuffin arrives at Sydney.


Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin new hull was retrofitted with JP3 bearings and custom parts for the steering system.


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Sept. 2014

 NEEL CATAMARANS moves to La Rochelle.


 Neel 45' and 50' are fitted with JP3 type 1 self aligning rudder bearings, rudder shafts and emergency tillers  ensuring the owners a perfect steering.

JP3 supplies lots of catamarans boatyards.


See our reference list


May 2014


Delivery of cartridges to OCEA for their 50M motorboats.


JP3 rudder bearings ( type 2 as upper, type 3 as lower + cartridges ) delivered to OCEA Shipbuilding .


 With 4 production sites located along the French Atlantic Coast, OCEA delivers annually 15 to 20 vessels, up to 85 m long, including Fast Patrol Boats, Passenger Vessels, Environmental Vessels and Motor Yachts but alsoTank Ends and Cruise Ship Superstructures.




JP3 proudly supplies rudder bearings for their ranges of Commuters and Classic Yachts.

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