The traditional boats for fishing lobster and the smaller spiny lobster were once part of the social and economic life here in Douarnenez but they disappeared long ago, a victim of decreased resources and the various crises suffered by the fishing industry. One association, founded by volunteers who wanted to keep this part of history alive, decided to set themselves the challenge of building a replica of this traditional boat, representing the art of wooden boat construction. Extensive research, accounts from former marine carpenters and a lot of energy led to the construction of the ‘Skellig’ on the site of a boat-building yard modified for the purpose. The goal was also to sail the boat once built, so members of the public are able to discover the joys of sailing on a wooden vessel and all the manœuvres required on board. These boat trips in Douarnenez Bay and beyond are always popular.