Euromaritime 2022: Launch of the 24 m city version of the Fast Foiling Ferry (F3)

Fast Ferry Foiling des architectes navales VPLP VPLP

The Fast Foiling Ferry or F3 (pronounced “F Cube”) is the fruit of a technical and commercial partnership between Alwena Shipping, MerConcept and VPLP Design. It’s an innovative ship concept which lays the groundwork for achieving energy transition in the sea transportation sector.The F3 was originally developed in 2020 as a versatile 30 m catamaran for […]

Explore the future with <br> the Fast Foiling Ferry!

FAST FOILING FERRY PAR les Architect navals VPLP

MerConcept + VPLP Design + Alwena Shipping Unveiled in early 2020 by VPLP Design in collaboration with Alwena Shipping, the Fast Foiling Ferry is an innovative take on the hydrofoil concept and a significant development in the transition towards sustainable sea transportation leveraging renewable energies. With MerConcept joining the project in the autumn of 2021, […]

VPLP Design at the One Ocean Summit

Architecte naval VPLP au One Planet Summit

On the occasion of the One Ocean Summit in Brest from February 9 to 11, the maritime community is mobilizing for the protection of the marine environnement and the greening of human activities at sea. For 3 days, scientists, companies and political decision-makers from all over the world will work together on knowledge, biodiversity, protection […]

Outremer 55 : <br> European Yacht of the Year 2022

VPLP Architect naval de l'outremer 55

The Outremer 55 has been voted European Yacht of the Year 2022 in the Bluewater Cruisers category. It is the most important prize in the nautical industry, awarded by twelve of Europe’s leading nautical magazines, including Voiles & Voiliers in France, YACHT in Germany, Yachting World in the United Kingdom. This project is the achievement […]

A very instructive <br>Transat Jacques Vabre

DĂ©part de la TJV vue des falaises

In every class of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 the Ultims, Ocean Fiftys, IMOCAs and Class40s designed by VPLP demonstrated their reliability and logged impressive performances. Even the latest models which went into the water shortly before the starting gun did the design firm proud. Architects Quentin Lucet, Xavier Guilbaud and Antoine Lauriot-PrĂ©vost give us their assessment of the race and tell us what to expect […]

The VPLP Design method : <br>a holistic approach based on dialogue and interdisciplinarity

When Alex Thomson announced publicly that he wouldn’t be taking part in the 2024 VendĂ©e Globe, he highlighted the quality of his relationship with VPLP Design during his previous two campaigns. His remarks are a fine example of the general philosophy the firm applies to its projects in offshore racing, and in the leisure and maritime sectors […]

Piloting an electric hydrofoil catamaran

Piloter un catamaran Ă©lectrique Ă  foils

On the occasion of the METS (boat show) in Amsterdam, three companies in the forefront of ocean racing invite you to test an electric foil boat simulator.  This interactive terminal is the result of a close collaboration between the design offices of MerConcept, a company founded by François Gabart, the architectural firm VPLP Design, and […]

MerConcept joins <br>Fast Foiling Ferry Project “F3”

Fast Ferry Foiler pour décarboner le transport de passager

The public-benefit company founded by François Gabart joins forces with VPLP Design and Alwena Shipping to develop a fast and economic passenger vessel. The F3 is aimed at addressing urban mobility.   Unveiled in early 2020 by VPLP Design in partnership with Alwena Shipping, the Fast Foiling Ferry (F3, pronounced “F cubed”) is a 30 m […]