Yves Marre (born 1951) is a French entrepreneur, inventor and adventurer, co-founder of Friendship (NGO)[1] in Bangladesh, co-founder of NGO Watever[2] in France and creator of TaraTari Shipyard in Bangladesh.

Yves Marre, August 2013

Studies edit

Marre received a scholarship from the French Air Force at 17 years old. Received the degree of private airplane pilot at the age of 18.

Career edit

Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital

1973 to 1996, career at Air France as cabin crew. In parallel, he participates in various projects as a pilot and sailor:

  • For “Aviation without Borders” NGO: carries out humanitarian missions as co-pilot and logistician in Central Africa and instructor of seaplane in the Colombian Amazon rainforest for a French doctor.
  • Flight instructor, micro light pilot, designer and trial pilot of “Propulsar”[3] (motorized paraglider from his invention, with which he flew across the English Channel as a “premiere” from France to England in 1988).
  • He sails across the Atlantic Ocean on its river barge, also as a “premiere”, from Paris to Miami in 1990.
  • In 1992, assists Gerard Feldzer in his tests of the pedal helium balloon with which Nicolas Hulot and Gerard Feldzer,[4][5] then Director of the Museum of Air and Space of France, attempted a flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
The "B613"

1993: Initiates the project: "A Hospital Barge for Bangladesh" and creates the first Friendship (NGO), in France. The French government allots Friendship a river barge of 38.5 m through the Companies Fluviale de Transport.

1994: Sails this river barge[6] from France to Bangladesh, also as a “premiere”.

1997: Founds with his wife,[7] Runa Khan Marre, Contic Cruises, a river tourism company. Launches the largest traditional sailing ship in Bangladesh: the “B613”.

Yves Marre, head of Mission for the archeological Department under the Ministry of Culture of Bangladesh

1998: Founds with his wife, Runa Khan Marre, Friendship Bangladesh.[1]

2004: Creates TaraTari Shipyard Ltd.[8]

2008: Curator of "Les Voiles anciennes du Bangladesh – Ancient Sails of Bangladesh"[9] an exhibition from Friendship Bangladesh, at the National Maritime Museum of Paris and Brest, and then in 2010 at Port Museum of Douarnenez.[10]

2010: Co-founder of French NGO Watever,[2] with Marc Van Peteghem,[11] creator of the naval architecture agency VPLP, Alain Connan and Gérald Similowski.[12]

2013: Head of Mission for the archeological Department under the Ministry of Culture of Bangladesh for the excavation of an ancient shipwreck[13] on the beach of Kuakata (southern Bangladesh).

2014: Co-founder of the Maritime Security & Rescue Society, the maritime rescue association of Bangladesh, along with Admiral Taher, Admiral KS Hussain and other Directors.

Books edit

  • « Sur le Coffre de l’homme mort », co-author, Elocoquent edition[14]
  • « La Paix niche sur l‘Atlantique », Revue Fluvial[15]
  • « Navigateur Solidaire », coming soon in 2014

Documentaries edit

Awards edit

  • 2008: Won the first award of French Senate for Representation of France[18]
  • 2012: Won an award for his actions for France Reputation[19]
  • 2013: Is bestowed the Bangladeshi passport & citizenship (at the initiative of the Prime Minister)

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Friendship - Our Story". www.friendship-bd.org. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ a b "Notre histoire - Watever". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "histoire du parachute motorisé ou paramoteur par Jean-Louis Lainé". startair.chez.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Le Français Stéphane Rousson échoue à franchir la Manche en ballon à pédales". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Lepetitjournal.com - PORTRAIT – Yves Marre, le goût des autres et de l'exploit". www.lepetitjournal.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16.
  6. ^ Dougnac, Vanessa (27 December 2012). "Au Bangladesh, le rêve de jeunes ingénieurs français". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "About Us". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Our History | TaraTari Shipyard". taratari.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06.
  9. ^ "Musée National de la Marine - Exposition "Voiles anciennes du Bangladesh", du 12 décembre 2007 au 3 mars 2008". www.helicesnews.fr. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Presse | Port musee". www.port-musee.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-02.
  11. ^ "About Us - VPLP Design". www.vplp.fr. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Actualités - Bilou de retour du Bangladesh... : Kaïros - Roland Jourdain". www.kairos-jourdain.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Kuakata boat has historical value". 1 August 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  14. ^ "l'elocoquent - Auteurs". www.elocoquent.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Revue Fluvial articles magazine fluvial". www.fluvialnet.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Films/tv - Episode 12: Les héros de la nature - Le Bangladesh - VU DU CIEL - Films/tv - Films/tv - Yann Arthus-Bertrand". www.yannarthusbertrand.org. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Sénat [communiques de presse] - Sénat". www.senat.fr. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Près d'un Français sur trois se verrait bien passer sa retraite à l'étranger - Union des Français de l'Etranger". www.ufe.org. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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