Originally Claude Graf wanted to build a yacht for himself and for his friends but they ended up building 10 or 11 boats instead.
No.1 – Hérisson – Brittany, France
No.2 – Chebec – Sweden/Finland (Originally Spoerry’s )
No.3 – Chevy – Sunken
No.4 – Lady of the sea – Port Frejus, Frnce
No.5 – La Brouette – Spain
No.6 – Dernier Tango – Arcachon, France
No.7 – Moody Blue – Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal
No.8 – Taos – Port Grimaud, France (Originally Claude Graff’s)
No.9 – Charlie the Bird – Barcelona, Spain
No.10 – Akimbo –
Hull no. 8 was Claude Grafs personal chebec Taos Brett IV later named Taos
Chebecs were available either with Gardner or Ford Lehman engines combined with a Hundested VP3 variable pitch propeller. Construction work in Taiwan was closely controlled and Claude Graff actually moved to the Taiwanese shipyard for the first six months of the production.