Maritime low-carbon player

cargo ship with sail and containers

Our services

Convinced that the fastest way to decarbonize the maritime industry is the use of wind, Velic Consulting is a consulting firm working on the entire value chain of a WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion) project, from concept to exploitation.

Based on the experience of our various experts, we support you on all the themes of your projects, from the idea to the realization, covering the financial, technical, communications and commercial aspects.

Our clients



We advise you on the most appropriate sailing technology for your activities, we develop the financial offer for the purchase of your solutions.

neo shipowner


We support you in your search for funding for your idea, in the business development and in the technical development of your project.

freighter charterer

Freighter / Charterer

We provide technological monitoring of the latest innovations, we help you to integrate the commercial constraints of your customers.

Ayro velic and wind solver

Velic & Wind solver

We support the financing of your idea, the commercial development to find the “early adapter” to your project. We advise you on the innovation aids you are eligible for.

Piriou shipyard


We find technical solutions to reduce construction costs and facilitate the implementation of sailing and velic technologies.

Project manager & Purchaser

Project manager & Purchaser

We support you in your initiatives and in your project management. We participate in your communication plan related to sailing while ensuring the consistency of decarbonization.

Our team

christophe briere de la hosseraye

Christophe BRIERE

Passionate about sailing since childhood, he is a mechanical engineer, with more than 13 years of professional experience, he has devoted his last 2 years to sailing propulsion, first through the development of a Low Carbon shipping company PolarSea / Selar, then via his firm Velic Consulting.

After an early career in design team for offshore racing and at the French Polar Institute. He then left for nearly 10 years at TotalEnergies, dealing with marine logistics, then the environment; before being overtaken by its need for impact and meaning, in the service of the maritime industry.


Initially a Doctor in Biophysics, Louise dedicated her professional activity to business financing and supporting entrepreneurs from 2015 after a master’s degree at Grenoble Ecole de Management. She allows dozens of projects to emerge while being funded (more than €13M raised at WiSEED).

Since 2020, she is fully dedicated to worked in the sailing transport sector, in particular for the shipping company Windcoop, of which she led the entire creation.

louise chopinet

Our other experts

We rely on a whole team of independent experts, each specializing in their own field: assistance with financing innovation (BPI, junior debt, senior debt, equity, tax leasing), broker, shipyards, certification office, engineering shipbuilding, structural calculation, project management, site supervision, etc.

We cover the entire value chain of a sailing project, and more generally in maritime decarbonization; by looking for the necessary skill each time.

Our network

Our team and our experts have accumulated decades of professional experience in the maritime sector. They have been collaborators, customers or suppliers of the main maritime players. Working with Velic Consulting guarantees you to evolve with the most relevant interlocutors for your subjects.

  • Shipowners
  • Neo-ship owners
  • Shipyards matching your market
  • Brokers
  • Wind propulsion industry promotion associations
  • Technical engineering companies (VPP, structural analysis, hydro/aero, etc.)
  • Financial engineering companies, banks linked to maritime financing, the main funds involved in this market
  • Public institutions (legislative, investment, research, innovation support, etc.)
  • European university research laboratories and engineering schools

Our last missions

container ship with sail

Financial leasing study for a sailing system

WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion)

State of progress of sailing solutions on the market

crew on the bridge

Relevance of a “12 pax” offer on a sailing cargo ship

windcoop and sail ship

Fundraising for the launch of a new shipowner


Financing the construction of an innovative vessel


Analysis of secondary ports favorable to the development of the velic sector


Analysis of the regulatory constraints to the operation of a sailing ship

sailing yacht

Structuring of the commercial action plan towards a niche market for a sailing carrier

sea and ocean

Definition and implementation of the general public communication strategy for a new shipowner

Expedition vessel

Support for the CSR strategy of a cruise company

Big Data

Development of a sailing & wind performance module for BigData Maritime software

BPI funds bank

Assembly of funding files for innovation aid


Mapping of wind propulsion players for a major company


Environmental Impact Assessment for an expedition boat, and contribution of Low Carbon solutions

Lessons and training

Creation of a training module on sail propulsion

Container ship

Let’s talk about your projects!

Velic Consulting

59 rue de Carnel
56100 Lorient

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