Gradually, in the 60's and with the pleasure sailling that
begins to democratize, he began to make canoes for individuals, designed by
architects such as Jean-Jacques Herbulot, Cornu ...
The shipyard built pleasure boats plywood and molded wood (Frégate 9.20, As de Pique, Brick, Corvette, Le Pacha).
He develops and developing new implementation techniques. of the templates are manufactured, as well as negative shells, which will be used for assembling the panels together.
It's the beginning of the serial production.
In the range "serial boats" , the competition is tough. The
yards implement management resources and optimize costs production to lower
Mallard site will not adapt to this price war and this new business vision.
The main preoccupation of Roger Mallard will continue to manufacture quality boat following its expertise and financial optimization at the expense of quality will not be the chosen option.
The company will be in difficult situations and will cool slowly. After several cessation of activity and several attempts at recovery, the closure of the shipyard will be spread over three years.
After closing his business, Roger Mallard exercise as a man of experience and technical consultant for the construction of Chassirons boats at the Richard Edward shipyard in Marennes (17). It will also be sought for the "Hermione" boat buiding.
Today, the streets and yards were missing.
This site has been converted into parking and each year it is held there
the famous Francofolies festival.
At that time, Roger Mallard learned the traditional navy carpenter and works with his father. A few years later, wanting to invest in the business and his father having trouble letting go of the reins, he moved to Africa where he exerts his trade for two years.
Back in France in the early 50s, Roger Mallard start again his activity in the family yard. Gradually and with his father's blessing, he gradually took over the management of the company.
Roger Mallard practice sailing and participates with friends in La Rochelle regattas. For this occasion, he makes his own sailboat.