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Release date : 26th August 2008

Architect : VPLP

Weight: 21 tonnes

Number of crew aboard: 11

Maximum speed: 90 km/h

Foils: 2

4th fastest round the world reference time in 47d, 10h


Length : 37 meters

Width : 23 meters

Air draught : 40 meters

Water draft : 5,5 meters


Mainsail : 351 m2

Size J0 : 461 m2

Size J1 : 284 m2

Size J2 : 179 m2

Size J3 : 80 m2


Foils : 2

Central daggerboard : 1

Rudders: 3, including 2 lateral T-rudders

Her history

An extraordinary trimaran

Launched in 2008, the largest racing trimaran ever built joined the Sails of Change (previously Spindrift) fleet in 2013, having secured the round the world record in the hands of Loïck Peyron and his crew of 13 sailors. Renamed and repackaged, this giant of ocean racing went on to smash the Discovery Route record in 2013 between Cadiz, Spain and San Salvador, Bahamas, and gain renown in several legendary races including the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Route du Rhum and the Transat Québec-Saint-Malo.

Designed for crewed sailing, the maxi-trimaran was converted to a solo configuration in 2014 for skipper Yann Guichard to race the Route du Rhum, which he finished in second place. This was one of the most ambitious sporting challenges of the 21st century: one man at the helm of the world’s largest offshore racing trimaran originally designed to be sailed by 14 sailors – an extraordinary demonstration of technical and human skill. His achievement has become part of the legend of what is known as the queen of transatlantic races.

Objective Jules Verne Trophy

In crewed configuration, the major goal centres on the legendary Jules Verne Trophy. The crew completed the course in 2016 notching up the second fastest time in history (third fastest time today*) and making crew member Dona Bertarelli the fastest woman to sail around the world. In 2019, on a third attempt at breaking the Jules Verne Trophy record, the team on the maxi-trimaran set a new Ushant-Equator Record in a time of 4 days 19 hours and 57 minutes. In 2020 and 2021, Multiplast made several improvements to the maxi-trimaran with the aim of maximising her future performance and she stands in readiness to return to the record hunting fray in her most optimised form ever.

*Fourth best time ever, including the solo record attempt posted by F. Gabart.


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