Ranging from Areva Challenge in 2004 to the first AC75 for Team New Zealand in 2011,
    all of Guillaume Verdier’s designs for the America’s Cup can be found here.


    Comanche is a 100 foot racing sailboat
    designed by Guillaume Verdier – VPLP for skipper Ken Read.

  • IMOCA 60

    These 60 foot boats, built in composite materials,
    are among the fastest modern racing monohulls.
    You can find their designs here.


    Ever faster boats that can fly.
    This is what Guillaume Verdier aims for
    when designing trimarans and catamarans.

  • CLASS40

    Open Class40 boats are designed for doublehanded and singlehanded racing.
    Check out Guillaume Verdier’s creations for the Route du Rhum or the Transat Jacques Vabre.


    Guillaume Verdier also designs cruising boats.
    His sailboats are fast and optimized, making them ideal for cruising.

  • MINI 6.50

    Mini 6.50 are tailored for racing, notably the transatlantic crossing.
    From production boats to prototypes, check out the Mini 6.50 created by the design team.


    Guillaume Verdier and his team imagine light,
    fast boats with planing facilities.


Guillaume Verdier Naval Architecture

Guillaume Verdier and his team design monohull and multihull prototypes for competition; however, they regularly share their skills in designing dinghies and cruising boats.

Some of their major collaboration projects have been in partnership with Emirates New Zealand, assisting with the design of the AC72 during the 34th edition, the AC50 during the 35th edition and the AC75 during the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. Among other projects, there are several Open 60s and Class40s, which have been designed for solo racing. Whether it’s for a 100-foot monohull, a Mini 6.50, a 50-footer or a dinghy; their attention to detail remains unchanged.

Over the past years, Guillaume Verdier has collaborated with various architects and engineers, including Benjamin Muyl, Hervé Penfornis and Romaric Neyhousser, Len Imas, Romain Garo, Véronique Soulé, Pierre Louis Pilot, Yohan Roy and Morgane Schlumberger; all having contributed to projects.

Loic Geopfert and Jeremy Palmer have recently joined the team.