Lionel Lemonchois wanted a light and manoeuvrable multihull for single-handed sailing, one that was quick, reliable and cut the water cleanly. VPLP came up with a platform based on existing parts recovered from the 60’ ORMA trimaran Sodebo, launched in 2002 for Thomas Coville, such as the beams, the rigging, the appendages and the deck fittings.
The main hull and the floats are new and incorporate the advances made in design, resulting in a 24-metre hull which weighs the same as an 18-metre one from ten years ago. Launched in her new configuration in late 2012, the trimaran came fourth in the 2014 Route du Rhum before encountering setbacks in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Transat Jacques Vabre. Renamed Ultim’Emotion, she is currently available for charter for sailors wishing to take part in ocean and transatlantic races.