It was in 1974 that the ALUBAT shipyard gave birth to "Vodka", the prototype of the 1st UFO: the UFO 25, a keelboat already made of aluminum. The UFO 31, continuing the lineage, quickly became a weighted dinghy. The Ovni 28, born in 1978, is the first full-length aluminum and bilge dinghy foreshadowing the brand's concept.
Later in 1994, the yard began building keelboats, today represented by the CIGALE range. According to plans by Marc LOMBARD, these boats are still entirely made of aluminum, hull and deck.