Outremer 52,<br> European Yacht of the year 2024

Catamaran Outremer 52

The Outremer 52 received the Multihull of the Year 2024 award at the European Yacht of the Year Awards. Along with the 5X and 55 designed by the VPLP agency, this is the fifth time that the Outremer shipyard has earned this title, often compared to the “Oscars of the sailing industry”.

The Vendée Globe 2028 <br> starts now !

Trimaran Team Malizia at the Transat Jacques Vabre

Drawing on the lessons learned from The Ocean Race and the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie–Le Havre, the architects at VPLP Design continue to research and refine their vision of the ideal IMOCA for the next but one edition of the VendĂ©e Globe. Partner naval architects Quentin Lucet and Antoine Lauriot-PrĂ©vost, the latter having sailed on Justine Mettraux’s Teamwork.net for the boat’s return […]

XAVIER GUILBAUD: <br> “Ultims can go fast<br>and stay damage-free”

Banque Populaire Trimaran on Sea

Following the 16th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie–Le Havre, Xavier Guilbaud joined the crew of  SVR Lazartigue for the return trip to Concarneau. VPLP Design’s partner naval architect talks about this two-handed transatlantic crossing and gives his assessment of the Arkea Ultim Challenge–Brest, the first solo round-the-world race for Ultims which starts out from Brest on […]

Sun Fast 30 One Design,<br> yacht of the year 2024

Currently in mass production at the Jeanneau yard in Nantes ChevirĂ©, the Sun Fast 30 One Design has been named 2024 sailboat of the year by French sailing monthly Voile Magazine during the JournĂ©es de la RĂ©gate et de la Course au large, an event organized by Yacht Club de France on 15–16 December to […]