MV Armand-Imbeau

Assigned to the Sorel-Tracy–Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola ferry, the MV Armand-Imbeau was named in memory of a famous designer and shipbuilder from the Tadoussac region. Born in Baie-Sainte-Catherine in 1893, Armand Imbeau studied with his father, himself a schooner builder. In 1930, he founded the Imbeau Dry Dock in Tadoussac, a company specializing in the construction of ships for the transport of pulpwood. Also a municipal councilor from 1928 to 1939, he devoted his life to fostering the economic prosperity of his region and employed up to 75 people at the turn of the 1940s.

Technical specs

  • Year of construction 1980
  • Builder Marine Industries (MIL), Sorel-Tracy
  • Length (m) 81,97
  • Width (m) 21,90
  • Draft loaded 4,06
  • Gross tonnage (tons) 1 702
  • Net tonnage (tons) 510
  • Clearance (m) 5,175
  • Capacity – Passengers 367
  • Capacity – Vehicles 75
  • Total engine power (kW) 2 386
  • Cruising speed (knots) 12,5
  • Boarding Front and rear
  • Propulsion Propellers (2), front and rear
  • Main Engines Caterpillar (2)
  • Year of modernization 1996
  • Minimum workforce 8