2015 – 60 foot IMOCA – Safran Monohull

Launch date : 5th march 2015
Shipyard : CDK
Collaboration : VPLP / Verdier
Skipper : Morgan Lagravière (1st participation in the Vendée Globe)
Sail number : FRA 25  
 
Architects associated to the project :Guillaume Verdier Architecture Navale: Romaric Neyhousser / Benjamin Muyl / Hervé Penfornis and Guillaume Verdier / Len Imas and Romain Garo (CFD) / Clément Duraffourg (FEA) / Bobby Kleinschmidt (VPP) /Véronique Soulé (foil/VPP)
–VPLP Office: Quentin Lucet / Philibert Chesnay / Xavier Guilbaud / Simon Watin / Daniele Capua / Damien Doyotte and Vincent Lauriot Prevost
– Hydrocéan (CFD on swell) and the University of Kiel for the wind tunnel and aero CFD

BAPTEME_SAFRAN_2_VERDIER_VPLP

The new  Safran in a few words :
-The hull is wider with more volume in the bow in order to keep the bow up and maintain hull balance, even when the boat heels.
-The chine is higher to increase strength.
-The cockpit has been moved aft and lowered for better protection.
-The wing mast rotates with outriggers for improved aerodynamics.
-Lifting surfaces : “Dali moustache” type foils to increase strength

Specifications :

  • Length : 18.28 m / 60’
  • Beam : 5.80 m / 19’
  • Draught : 4,50 m /14’ 7’’
  • Displacement : NC
  • Number of daggerboards : 2 foils
  • Mast height : 27 m / 88’ 5’’
  • Keel fin : steel
  • Sail area upwind : 300 m² / 984 sq. ft.
  • Sail area downwind : 550 m² / 1,804 sq. ft.

Race records :

  • 2nd (M. Lagraviere) Défi Azimut 2016 (23/09/2016)
  • 3rd (M. lagraviere / N. Leuven) Rolex Fastnet race (16/08/2015)

Photos – Safran 2 – Mise à l’eau

Photos – Safran 2 – Baptême

Beautiful photos – Safran


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Safran, le premier IMOCA 60’ nouvelle génération, mis à l’eau !

SAFRAN 2 : Coque et pont assemblés !

Le point sur la construction des futurs bateaux VPLP – VERDIER du Vendée Globe

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