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Specialized in offshore racing which is our core business, we support several skippers from the design, building of their boats, to the management of their sporting projects. Convinced that our discipline can and must serve the maritime world, we put our know-how at the service of innovative projects in the nautical industry.

IMOCA 11th HOUR RACING TEAM

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Following a first collaboration with the 11th Hour Racing Team, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright wanted to renew their trust in us for the construction of an IMOCA 60 designed for crewed sailing. For this new boat, MerConcept is acting as a technical and performance partner, with one objective: to win the crewed round-the-world race The Ocean Race 2022-2023, integrating the most environmentally friendly processes possible at each stage. The launch is scheduled for June 2021.

TRIMARAN M101

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Building on the successes acquired with M100, MerConcept has embarked on a new Ultim Trimaran project. From design to construction, including the technical and sporting preparation of its crew, this boat of the future will benefit from the experience and know-how of our entire team.

Breaking from traditional technologies, this Ultim will be equipped with avant-garde flight systems and piloting software, and will open a new era. The launch is scheduled for June 2021.

IMOCA APIVIA

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Thanks to the experience and skills acquired in the Vendée Globe 2012, as well as the technological expertise developed on the M100 trimaran, MerConcept was chosen by Apivia Mutuelle to allow Charlie Dalin to compete in the Vendée Globe 2020 with a winning project.

From the design to the construction of his 60-foot foiling monohull, including his technical-sporting preparation, Charlie will benefit from the experience of François Gabart, and the professionalism of the entire team, lining up the most successful new generation IMOCA and achieving its performance targets.

SKIPPER MACIF

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Since 2019 we have been training a new generation of skippers engaged on the Figaro circuit by managing the young sector of the MACIF group. These sailors, destined to become the best competitors on the international scene, will benefit from the expertise of our structure in handling their Figaro 3 foils. Supported in the technical and logistical preparation of their boats, they can count on the advice of François and Charlie to become formidable sailors.

TRIMARAN M100

Managed by MerConcept, which was the prime contractor, the M100 trimaran was launched in 2015. Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the English Transat, The Bridge, and holder of the round-the-world solo record in 2017, this Ultim has had many successes, consuming very little fossil energy thanks to its solar panels and wind turbine.

Entered into work following a record of 42 days 16 hours and 40 minutes, M100 has been optimised to remain at the highest level and meet the new challenge of offshore racing: being able to fly offshore.

The structure and appendages have been profoundly modified (new geometry of the foils, load-bearing plane on the centreboard, hinged rudders, etc.) with a view to improving performance for the Route du Rhum 2018 and the Brest Oceans 2019, the new race around the world of the Ultims.