Category Maxi Yacht

20
Jun 17

Onboard the Maxi Trimaran MACIF

Atlantic Ocean, 46º52’28″N 05º40'54″W

24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.24 hours with François Gabart onboard the Maxi Trimaran MACIF.

Photo assignment for GQ Magazine.

http://www.gqmagazine.fr/tudor/danslapeaude/francoisgabart24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.

02
Jun 17

Damen Shiprepair

Dunkerque, Nord, France 51º03'05″N 02º21'38″E

The Ship Calais Seaways at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, Dunkerque, France.Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, part of Damen Shipyards Group since 2012, is the only major ship repair yard on the north-east coast of France.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has decades of experience in repair, conversion, maintenance, refit and harbour & voyage projects, completing more than 1,500 jobs annually for all types of vessels and platforms. In addition, Damen Shipyards Group delivers up to 180 vessels each year.

Photo assignment for the GICAN. http://www.gican.asso.fr

02
May 17

Maxi Trimaran Sodebo Ultim

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’42″N 03º22'16″W

Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, skipper Thomas Coville (FRA)  who has successfully broken the solo round the world record, completing the 28400 nm route in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds.Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim.

08
Mar 17

MACIF Trimaran re launched

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’40″N 03º22'09″W

French sailor François Gabart and his 100ft trimaran MACIF designed by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.The MACIF trimaran returned to sea on Wednesday 8 March, after a 4-month winter refit. In addition to checking all the parts of the boat, it mainly involved improving ergonomics. The most visible area of work carried out by the technical team focused on completely protecting the cockpit.

Being able to sail safely in dry surroundings is essential for the first single-handed round the world, which Francois Gabart is preparing to sail towards the end of the year. “Last year, we partially closed-off the cockpit. We have taken this idea further this year, with a porthole and composite bulkhead system that provides the helmsman with better. The cockpit is now completely closed. I want to be able to pilot the boat without worrying about my own safety”, explains Francois, who is satisfied with the result. This new feature must now be tested at sea!

Although the single-handed round the world record attempt is the main goal this season, Francois Gabart and Macif are also preparing for The Bridge. This race with crew will see four maxi-trimarans (Actual, Idec Sport, MACIF and Sodebo) race alongside the giant Queen Mary 2 liner, between St. Nazaire and New York (start 25 June). “The line-up will be splendid. We will be racing against Idec, which has just sailed round the world in 41 days with crew, and Sodebo, which did it in 49 days single-handed – two boats that have left their hallmark on the history of sailing”, says Francois gleefully.

For the MACIF skipper this Transat will be a new chance to further his knowledge of his 30 metre trimaran. “Right from the start, with Macif, I’ve had the following approach: each racing event serves as preparation for the next. The Bridge will prepare our round the world, which in turn will prepare the Route du Rhum 2018. Our dynamic is always to learn more and perform through progress. We do this to balance out the short-term and the long-term.”

www.macifcourseaularge.com

10
Feb 17

Couach Yachts

Gujan-Mestras, Gironde, France 44º38'32″N 01º04'10″W

Located in the beautiful Bay of Arcachon since 1897, Couach Yachts is a French Shipyard.Located in the beautiful Bay of Arcachon since 1897, Couach Yachts is a French Shipyard.
Since 1897 Couach has cultivated an exceptional savoir-faire where hand-craftsmanship remains essential for the creation of unique products.
On the remarkable site on the Arcachon Bay, Couach creates made-to-measure yachts constructed by over 300 craftsmen.

Photo assignment for the GICAN. http://www.gican.asso.fr

02
Jan 17

Martin Fisher

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’41″N 03º22'06″W

Martin Fisher.<br />
PhD in fluid mechanics, Martin Fischer works also as a naval architect. He is considered as one of the fast multihulls specialists.PhD in fluid mechanics and a PhD in geophysics on climate predictions, Dr Martin Fischer works also as a naval architect. He is considered as one of the fast multihulls specialists: he is the co-architect of Groupamas 2 and 3. His talent has also been involved for many sailboats appendages; America’s Cup yachts, Volvo Ocean Race yachts and maxi-multihulls for solo sailors…

26
Dec 16

Thomas Coville / Sodebo solo round the world record

Brest, Brittany, France 48º22’47″N 4º29’08″W

Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has successfully broken the solo round the world record Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ arrival in Brest.
Thomas Coville has successfully broken the solo round the world record, completing the 28400 nm route in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds.
Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has successfully broken the solo round the world record

02
Aug 16

The Ultime Class trimaran Sodebo in Rio

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 23º03’54″S 43º14'08″W

The Ultime Class 100' VPLP designed trimaran Sodebo and the Sailing Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo assignment for Sodebo.

28
Jun 15

SODEBO ULTIM REFIT

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’51″N 03º22'22″W

At the BSM, Lorient where the Ultime Class 100' VPLP designed trimaran Sodebo is refit.

At the BSM, Lorient where the Ultime Class 100′ VPLP designed trimaran Sodebo was refit.

04
Jun 15

Scandola

Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France 43º20'37″N 5º20'32″E

Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM) is a ship repair yard with modern and well equipped facilities, a highly skilled workforce, a wide network of specialists and strong teamwork ethic .

Ferry / Passenger Ship Scandola at the Chantier Naval de Marseille.