A maxi trimaran for Edmond de Rothschild

Construction: 2016
Launch date: July 2017
Shipyard: Multiplast / Lorima / Persico 
Architects: Team Verdier (Guillaume Verdier, Morgane Schlumberger, Hervé Penfornis, Romaric Neyhousser), Bobby Kleinschmit (Team New Zealand), Bureau d’études Gitana (Antoine Koch, Marine Villard, Sébastien Sainson, Armand de Jacquelot, Julien Marcelet), Pure Design
Skipper: Sébastien Josse
Racing program: solo-racing


A trimaran measuring 32-metres in length and 23 metres in width, this ‘Ultime’ once again bears witness to the passion for innovation and performance, that serves as a daily guide to Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild and the rest of the Gitana Team. They created the offshore racing stable in 2000, ensuring continuity with the team that has undertaken research and assisted with the development of the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschildl, since 2014.

Designed by Guillaume Verdier, alongside his team and the Gitana design office; the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will be partly Archimedean boat (submerged hull) and flying craft. Gitana Team’s game plan is to develop the first flying maxi-multihull in offshore racing, by 2020.


Vannes le 17 juillet 2017, chantier Multiplast, sortie et mise à l’eau du Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.

@Eloi Stichelbaut/ GITANA SA

GITANA 17, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild at sea, 31st of July, 2018 @Yann Riou/ GITANA SA >> Gitana Team official website


  • Length: 32 m
  • Beam: 23 m
  • Draught: 37 m
  • Displacement (weight): 15.5 tons
  • Appendages : T-Foil Float Rudders (2) / L-Shaped Foils (2)/ Daggerboard on the central Hull (1) / T-Foil rudder on central hull (1)
  • Sail area upwind: 450 m²
  • Sail area downwind: 650 m²

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