Guillaume Verdier’s Career Path

 Guillaume Verdier Design Office


  • Race / 60′ Open Imoca

Design of the two new Open 60′ Imoca: Kito de Pavant’s Groupe Bel and Marc Guillemot’s Groupe Safran.

In association with the VPLP office.

  •  Race / Mini 6.50

ˆDesign of a 6.50 prototype for Sandrine Lescaudron

  •  Race / Class 40

Design of a Class40 for Giovanni Soldini


  • Race / Class America

– Participation in the design of the Areva Challenge America Class for the Cup. – – Development of New Zealand boats TNZ 57 and TNZ 60 acquired by K Challenge. In collaboration with Areva Challenge’s design team..

  • Race / Multihull

Structure of the appendages (rudders) of the Groupama 2 and Gitana 11 60 foot trimaran.

  •  Cruising / Monohull

ˆ- Design of Shipman 63, fast carbon cruiser. In collaboration with Michel Desjoyeaux (deck layout) and Michel Kermarec (fluids, VPP). ˆ- Design of Lansart 47 (fast ocean cruiser) – 2 units ongoing building.


  • Race / 60′ Open Imoca

-Rehabilitation of the 60′ monohulls: Vincent Riou’s PRB, Sébastien Josse’s VMI, Dominique Wavre’s Temenos.
In collaboration with the Groupe Finot.. ˆ-  Development of a generic fore-project for the construction of a new Open 60 Imoca. Race/ Hydraplaneur. ˆ- Shipyard follow-up of the Hydraplaneur « Médiatis – Région Aquitaine »

 2001- 2003

  • Race / Hydraplaneur

– Design of the hydraplaneur « Médiatis – Région Aquitaine » for Yves Parlier.

– Co-architect: Romaric Neyhousser.

-Other missions:

-Calculations for « Nordic Masts » carbon rigs.

-Restructuring of the IRC Solune 60 foot monohull.

-Rehabilitation of the 50 foot trimaran Région Archipel Guadeloupe for the Route du Rhum



Race /60′, 50′, 40′ Open

ˆ- Open 60 Fila (Giovanni Soldini): structural calculations, ˆ

– Open 50 Magellan alpha (Mike Garside),

ˆ- Open 60 Groupe 4 (Mike Golding), ˆ

– Open 60 Gartmore Investment (Josh Hall), ˆ

– Open 60 Somewhere (Marc Thiercelin), ˆ

– Open 60 Sodebo (Raphael Dinelli / Thomas Coville),

ˆ- Open 60 Temenos (Dominique Wavre),

ˆ- Open 60 PRB (Michel Desjoyeaux),

ˆ- Open 40 (Transpac), ˆ- Réhabilitation of the monohulls Aquitaine Innovation (Yves Parlier), Geodis (ex. C.Auguin).

Race / Monotoype

ˆ- Open 7.50.



  • Member of the Naval Architecture Research Department of the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) (Skibs Og Hawntechnik).
  • Research concerning the impact of waves on the hull, development of a calculation method for sailboat structures, development of calculation tools.
  • Development of calculation methods to optimize sailboats, notably in composite materials.
  • ˆDevelopment of the MADSYS calculation software (© Guillaume Verdier).


 1994-95 / Master of Science – Department of Ship Science – Southampton University
1990-93/ Bachelor of Science in Yacht and Small Craft Design – Southampton Institute
1990-89 / Mathématiques supérieures