At the start of November 2021, APIVIA Macif Mutuelle announced its desire to continue its ocean racing programme until 2026. After the first three years of its commitment filled with victories and podiums, the next Imoca is continuing the adventure, with MACIF as main branding and APIVIA still present but to a lesser extent, alongside its talented skipper Charlie Dalin, with the construction of a new IMOCA, once again hosted and managed at MerConcept.


This 60-foot single-hull yacht which is at the very forefront of technology has been designed by the Guillaume Verdier naval architecture firm, which was already involved in the construction of the first APIVIA alongside Charlie Dalin, who is always heavily committed thanks to his background as a naval architect. Our team will also be at the heart of this construction project, just as it was involved in the design of APIVIA 1, boosted by the experience it acquired while operating the boat: observations while sailing and performance studies in particular. The technical and sporting management of the project will also be run from our team in Concarneau, which will be the boat’s home port.

Projet course au large

By 2026 and with the IMOCA MACIF Santé Prévoyance, Charlie Dalin will be taking the start of some of the most classic races on board this new boat: Transat Jacques Vabre (2023 and 2025), Route du Rhum (2026), and the key focus on the Vendée Globe 2024 where Charlie will be targeting a win after his second place in the 2020 edition.

“I’m really looking forward to sailing on this new boat which will be launched in June; I’m sure that the Imoca MACIF Santé Prévoyance is going to be very exciting. Macif and I have a long history together: it started in 2015 with the Macif Skipper programme, then continued in in 2019 with Apivia and is still going today under the Macif brand. We’ve come full circle! I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped me and been by my side from the start. I’m really proud of how far we’ve come and I’m delighted to be competing again surrounded by the very best!”

Charlie Dalin, Skipper of the IMOCA MACIF Santé Prévoyance

“The new boat in Macif’s colours will be launched in summer 2023 and all of us will be united behind Charlie to help him in his new adventures and to dream with him”

Nathalie Mayance, Président of Apivia Macif Mutuelle

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