Created by the architect Vincent Lauriot Prévost, MerConcept’s engineers and several ocean racing experts together, the SVR-LAZARTIGUE was designed to push back the limits of ocean flight. Inspired by the experience acquired on M100 with which François holds the solo round the world record in 42 days, this multi-hull yacht which was designed and assembled at the heart of our own premises is intended to be bold and inspiring.

This trimaran with its clean lines, futuristic design and avant-garde flight systems and piloting software, is able to sail in high speed flight around the planet. It will attempt to break records and win ocean races while promoting the colours and values and of the Kresk group around the globe. As an ambassador for the KRESK4OCEANS endowment fund, the SVR-LAZARTIGUE Trimaran will sail the oceans to raise awareness of the environmental objectives at stake.

Construction department involvement

The SVR-LAZARTIGUE trimaran is the result of team work. While its central parts (central hull and floats) were manufactured at Multiplast and CDK Technologies, our teams carried out all the assembly operations, a first for an ocean racing team. This process was made possible by the increase and above all the diversity in the skills we have in-house. From high technology when drawing up the initial plans and integrating the finest detail to the meticulous finishing of the smallest parts and each square centimetre of the beach, each task required unique know-how. Sometimes passed on from the oldest members of the team, sometimes learned and expanded on while sailing, this know-how is now the richness of MerConcept.

Ocean racing project

This trimaran belongs to the new generation of flying boats where aerodynamics are at least as important as hydrodynamics. The development of new technologies in all areas of design make the SVR-LAZARTIGUE trimaran a unique and revolutionary boat.

“Our ambition was to design a reliable and fast boat that is ideal for both solo and crewed racing under all circumstances, whether for classic ocean races, a record-breaking campaign or a race around the world. Within the team, the philosophy was to create a boat where performance, safety and aesthetics play a vital role. .

François Gabart

Two and a half years after work started on its design, on 22nd July 2021 this 32m-long giant entered the water for the first time in Concarneau, its home port.

On 7th November 2021, just three months after its launch, François Gabart took the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre alongside his co-skipper Tom Laperche. At the end of 16 days of racing and a tough battle, the two skippers finished in an excellent second place in this historic Transatlantic ocean race. This high-class performance promised a fine future for this new flying boat.

This potential was confirmed by the first record the boat broke last year during the crewed crossing of the Mediterranean between Marseilles and Tunis in 13 hours 55 minutes and 37 seconds and by the Atlantic crossing in 6 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes and 15 seconds during the 12th edition of the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe in November 2022.

This new 2023 season is sure to be a dynamic one, full of history. We’ll share the schedule with you soon.

Summary of MerConcept’s activities

  • Design in collaboration with Vincent Lauriot-Prévost and François Gabart
  • Assembly in MerConcept’s premises
  • Composite part production
  • Design and integration of on board systems
  • Technical assistance and performance optimisation
  • Operation of the boat
  • Sports project management