Created in 1977 by Mr. PAUL BEZZI, FRANCE HELICES quickly became one of the world leaders in the manufacture and repair of marine propulsion systems.

FRANCE HELICES French leader in marine propulsion since 1977 supports you in all your projects.


More than manufacturing and repairing of marine propulsion systems, FRANCE HELICES advises you from the very first drawing of your vessel to optimize the hull and its performance.

FRANCE HELICES can carry out on request calculations of vibrations and measurements on board, laser control and alignment, and studies of noises linked to propulsion.

We work with architects, shipbuilding, maintenance and repair yards, engine manufacturers…

FRANCE HELICES can carry out a complete study of hull resistance and identification of the wake factor, taylor factor by CFD when plans are provided by the architect or the shipyard.


FRANCE HELICES develops, calculates, designs and manufactures its products in France according to your specifications.

Complete marine propulsion systems in unit or in series, standard or made to measure. FRANCE HELICES is your best partner.

All our marine propulsion systems can be approved by classification organizations such as Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, Rina , ABS, CCS…

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After a diagnosis in our workshops, FRANCE HELICES encourages, when possible, the repair and modification of parts in accordance with the state of the art, in order to limit the downtime of the vessel and the cost compared to a new product.

For classified ships, we work in collaboration with classification organizations such as Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, Rina, ABS…

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You can also send or drop off your equipment directly on one of our sites.

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In order to guarantee optimal performance over time we recommend that you have your propulsion equipment checked at each refit. Quality maintenance and repairs will allow you to keep your propeller performance at the same level for many years.

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FRANCE HELICES ships the goods, according to your request, all over the world wherever you are.


  • Milling
  • Machining
  • Precision fit
  • Grinding
  • Welding
  • Assembling
  • Spare parts
  • Engineering
  • Sales, administrative, accounting department
    quality department…
  • In 2020, expansion of the FRANCE HELICES Concarneau production plant for the manufacture and repair of large propulsions.
  • In 2018, creation of a prototype drive for 100% electric ships.
  • In 2018 transfer of the activity (maintenance, repairs, after-sales service, manufacture of CPP RENOU DARDEL wear parts from the Dammarie les lys site to the FRANCE HELICES Concarneau site.
  • In 2018, FRANCE HELICES Cannes is certified ISO 9001 : 2015 by BUREAU VERITAS Certification for its fields of activities: design, manufacturing, marketing and repair of marine propeller propulsion systems.
  • In 2017, FRANCE HELICES Cannes is recognized by the EPV label, a reward from the French state for the excellence of French traditional and industrial know-how.
  • In 2001 Création filiale BOAT PROPULSION ITALIA , ventes et réparations systèmes de propulsion marine
  • In 1997, fusion of the SIMEG (Concarneau) and RENOU DARDEL company (Dammarie les lys) sites to become FRANCE HELICES, and share of knowledge between sites.
  • In 1993, acquisition of SIMEG, a company specialized in propulsion for fishing and work vessels. (Company created in 1977)
  • In 1993, manufacturing of SDS surface drives for high-speed vessels by FRANCE HELICES ,
  • In 1991, purchase of the company RENOU DARDEL and its foundry, a hundred-year-old production plant specialized in controllable pitch propellers and professional propellers
  • In 1986 Importation of American propulsion systems for Europe and Turkey, which were not known in Europe at that time.
  • In the 1980s, creation of new surface piercing propeller blade profiles for high-speed ships, tested in cavitation tunnels and CNC machined.
  • In 1977 foundation of FRANCE HELICES, a company specialized at the time in yachting.

Every year FRANCE HELICES invests in new technologies to meet your most challenging requirements.