Posts tagged carbon

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Jun 18

Yoann Richomme Class 40 Launch

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’39″N 03º22'10″W

Launch of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) "Black Mamba" for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group, Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.Launch of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) “Black Mamba” for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group.

Photo assignment for Yoann Richomme
http://www.yoannrichomme.fr/

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May 18

Gepeto Composite – Class 40

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’44″N 03º22'03″W

Preparation of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 at Gepeto Composite.<br />
Gepeto Composites is based in Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.Construction is now well underway at Gepeto Composite for the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) designed by naval architect Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group for the skipper Yoann Richomme and due for launch in June. The ultimate goal for the boat is the 2018 Route du Rhum, starting on the 4 of November.

https://gepetocomposite.com/
Preparation of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 at Gepeto Composite.<br />
Gepeto Composites is based in Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.

12
Nov 17

SEAir Mini 747

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’39″N 03º22'09″W

The 6,50m long monohull, ground-breaking Magnum 747 prototype, designed and built by David Raison, was transformed into a flight demonstrator.SEAir Mini 747<br />
The 6,50m long monohull, ground-breaking Magnum 747 prototype, designed and built by David Raison.

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
Aug 16

VOILAVION

Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France 43º15'42″N 5º18'40″E

Voilavion prototype, a real flying nautical experimental platform.Voilavion is a new foiling catamaran that is performant but incredibly stable and easy to handle.
An idea of foiling catamaran with a tilting mast came from windsurfing where at high speed surfers tend to lean the sail against the wind enabling it to operate as an airplane wing and have the board take off.
Voilavion is not only about performance and stability but also about fine lines and exceptional design, the best compromise between speed, navigation comfort and pleasure.

Photo assignment for VoilAvion.

http://voilavion.com/ Voilavion prototype, a real flying nautical experimental platform.

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Jul 15

Sensation Ocean

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º36’48″N 03º22'28″W

With Alain Gautier on board the Orma 60 Sensation Ocean, Lorient, Brittany, France.

With Alain Gautier on board the trimaran Sensation Ocean, ORMA 60’ ( Ex: Foncia ).

Photo assignment for Sensation Ocean.

www.sensationocean.com

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Jul 14

Lorima Carbon Mast Factory

Lorient, Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France 47º43’48″N 03º22'12″W

From World Class Superyachts to High Performance Racing Yachts, Lorima leads the way and innovates in today s construction of Carbon fiber masts and spars..Lorima masts are carbon fiber  One Shot  tubes, built in female tools in a 38 m long autoclave.At work! Technical photo shoot at Lorima Carbon Mast! From World Class Superyachts to High Performance Racing Yachts, Lorima leads the way and innovates in today s construction of Carbon fiber masts and spars..Lorima masts are carbon fiber One Shot tubes, built in female tools in a 38 m long autoclave.

Photo assignment for Lorima Carbon Mast.

Video : http://vimeo.com/106676618

12
Jul 14

Marsaudon Composites

Lorient, Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France 47º43’46″N 03º22'14″W

Marsaudon Composites capitalising on their expertise in composite boat building from high-tech racing yachts to custom designed super-maxis and cruise racers. Marsaudon Composites is an internationally renowned boatbuilding company based in Lorient KeromaMarsaudon Composites capitalising on their expertise in composite boat building from high-tech racing yachts to custom designed super-maxis and cruise racers. Marsaudon Composites is an internationally renowned boatbuilding company.

Photo assignment for Marsaudon Composites.

Video: http://vimeo.com/106676618

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Feb 14

Bateaux

France

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Dec 13

MC²60

Hong Kong, 香港, 22º18’05″N 114º11’59″E

The MC²60 Catamaran is a semi custom high performance luxury catamaran that will set new standards of speed, luxury and elegance.The MC²60 #1 Mach² recently finished 2nd over the line in the 656 miles Hong Kong to Vietnam Race behind Ragamuffin 90 skippered by Syd Fisher with around 20 professional sailors on board. Mach² raced with only 6 crew: Renaud Bañuls the MC²60′s architect, Incidence’s Cesar Dohy who designed the sails, Bruno Laurent who commissioned the boat, Raphaël Blot, the owner and responsible for the development of the MC² catamaran series and two of his regular racing crew from his monohull days.
The MC²60 finished ahead of the three TP52, the other 90ft monohull, Chivas and a fleet of racing 40ft monohulls. The first TP52 was US based Lucky which finished 8th overall in the Transpac 2013. The other two TPs, OneSails Racing and FreeFire are regulars of the Asian racing circuit who, between themselves, have won almost every single regatta in Asia. Mach² sailed the 656 miles in 49h30mns.
Before the race, not many expected a cruising catamaran to finish ahead of the TP52s in a downhill race. In Nha Trang, many crews were thrilled by the speed reached during the downwind sail but complained about how wet of a ride it was, bailing water out of the boats all the way down with automatic life jackets activating inside the boats and being regularly showered on by seawater crasing on the deck. In response, Raphaël Blot commented :
“The only time we were showered on was when we took proper showers….We didn’t put the foul weather gear on, shorts and T-shirts only. We hear that the guys on the monohulls had a rough time; we had red wine at 20-25kts. We reached top speeds above 30kts a couple of times”.
The concept behind the MC²60 announced 2.5 years ago was to achieve an all round sailing performance similar to that of a TP52 in a cruising catamaran capable of accommodating up to 10 guests for a comfortable cruise.
“I guess we have just shown that the concept works” commented Renaud Bañuls. “Not only does the boat perform better than my own expectations, it is very easy to handle, feels safe and reaches high speed effortlessly. More impressive than the top speed above 30kts that we have reached 3-4 times was the fact that we sailed for hours under main sail and genaker at 20-28kts without pushing the boat hard”.
Blot concluded : “I am very pleased with the result. Finishing ahead of the TP52s in a downhill race is quite an achievement as catamarans have an advantage over monohulls mainly when reaching. This results validates the concept and confirms that we made the right decisions over the past 3 years, leading to a cruising catamaran that is faster than stripped out racing monohulls”
Meanwhile, the MC²60 #2 Dragon is moored in Hong Kong, getting ready for a cruise in South East Asia. Dragon and Mach² have the same interior layout but different color schemes. The semi-custom concept of the MC²60 resulted in different boat lengths and cockpit layout. Dragon is 2ft longer on the transom and carries a 3ft longer longeron in order to fly a larger mast head gennaker. While Mach² has cockpit designed for single handed operations, Dragon has a more racing oriented cockpit with winches spread out along the aft beam.

Photo assignment for MC² Catamarans.

http://www.mc2catamarans.com