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 long and 23 metres wide, 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 Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable they created back in 2000. With a view to ensuring continuity, the team has been carrying out research and development on the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild since 2014.

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