The maxi trimaran which was successively skippered by Olivier de Kersauson, Thomas Coville and Yves Le Blevec adjustments hands. As quickly as the announcement, in August 2020, of the need to accumulate the trimaran Macif “M100” from François Gabart by Samuel Tual, President of Actual Group, the BUS firm managed by Emmanuel Bachellerie, additionally a former Managing Director of the Ultim 32/23 Class, has indicated that she is on this trimaran. If the settlement in precept was sealed at the finish of 2020, the last settlement was signed on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
The trimaran might be taken out of the water in the coming weeks as a way to be prepared for advertising in numerous types; rental, rental with buy or resale choice, all the things is open so long as the trimaran is operated for the subsequent races through which the Ultimate trimarans will take part (Transat Jacques Vabre 2021, Route du Rhum 2022 and Brest Oceans 2023, at a minimal) . BUS may even supply future operators, in the event that they so want, all the technical, sports activities and media protection in order that the undertaking is aimed toward maximized use. If the timing is tight for the subsequent Transat Jacques Vabre, all the things is being performed in order that he can take the begin.
Successively holder of the crewed round-the-world report (Jules Verne Trophy) by Olivier de Kersauson in 2004, the similar report however in Solitaire (Antoine de St Exupéry Trophy) in addition to that of the North Atlantic by Thomas Coville in 2016 and 2017 and the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2017, the trimaran lastly enabled Yves Le Blévec to complete 3e from the Brest Atlantiques in 2019. From a earlier era to “flying” multihulls, this trimaran has a protracted marine historical past inside it, was skippered by 3 distinctive sailors and has proven formidable reliability.
For Emmanuel Bachellerie, Chief Executive Officer : “Ocean racing is technological but also deeply human. It is about performance, but also about adventure. It is focused on tomorrow but today, like yesterday, before winning a race, it is necessary to be able to finish it, as the sailors with the most extensive records keep repeating; from Michel Desjoyeaux to Loïck Peyron via Jean Le Cam. The Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe 2018 and the last Vendée Globe were two clear translations. These multihulls, which have fascinated me for 20 years, started a major revolution that Eric Tabarly had imagined in the heart of the 1970s. Architects, design offices, sailors and their owners are doing wonders to launch these machines up close. of 50 knots in flight mode. If the general public follows these performances with ever greater acuity, I remain convinced that they have the same acuteness on the individual performance level of the sailors who are on board. The project that we are nourishing with this boat will bring together these two stories, with a very tight budget. A high-performance and seaworthy boat that fits in with its era made up of innovation but also flamboyant histories, performance but also commitment, technology but also tradition. ”
Source BUS press launch