Founded in 2006 by François Gabart, MerConcept, the company was born from the desire to create an ocean and offshore racing team in the vanguard of innovation and performance. With know-how in engineering, technical studies, design and assemblage of very high-technical boats, and with 12 years of experience, we support the creation and development of sport projects, human projects and innovative projects.
Now based in Concarneau in southern Brittany (France), we conceive, build and race the boats of the future from the heart of the ‘Sailing Valley’ such as have propelled offshore racing into a new era. Capable of constantly adapting ourselves to meet the most complex technological and environmental challenges, we are committed to participating in the ongoing revolution that is taking place in the world of sailing and wish to create bridges in the maritime field.
FROM THE OFFSHORE RACING TO A PURPOSE-DRIVEN COMPANY
“Dreaming, imagining, innovating, building, optimizing, performing… This is the DNA on which MerConcept is built. We are proud of its results. But today, fighting to win can only be meaningful if it involves strong social, societal and environmental commitments.”
– François Gabart
Since its creation, MerConcept has evolved a lot: In July 2020, we became a company with a mission, committed to innovative and sustainable ocean racing, whose striking innovations feed the entire maritime world.
Experienced, competitive, and ambitious, we have a widely recognized comprehensive know-how in the field of ocean racing. Able to meet the technological, sporting and human challenges of tomorrow, we support the implementation and management of projects.