Macif Group unveiled its future trimaran MACIF
In 2013, Macif Group announced its commitment to continue racing and began construction of 100 meters Multihull, who will captain Francois Gabart for the period 2015-2019. After four years of unpaid IMOCA circuit, concluded in the most beautiful way toanother victory Route du Rhum, the time has come to turn the page and introduces shellconstruction MACIF trimaran.
With victory at the Route du Rhum – Objective Guadeloupe 12 days 4 hours and 38minutes, as in the Vendée Globe, a new record with a key, François Gabart and Macifclosing the chapter “IMOCA” apotheosis Provozovny window! After four years of racinghistory at the head of 60 meters will be Francis and Macif won all those beautiful victorymonocoque itself.
Stock beyond all hope for Macif group exceeded its targets, whether in terms of imageand reputation, and share great moments of emotion with its internal and externalaudiences.
At the end of the year, it was time to write a new page of history. In accordance with his captain, Macif will invest in new territories with François Gabart. With the new 100-foottrimaran MACIF, character program Macif Solidarité sea, intends to stay ahead of competition and brings even greater value promotes solidarity Group.
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To make this new challenge, the team MerConcept around François grows. A total of 15people worked this year after his side prepare to juggle 60 ft on the Route du Rhum andplace MACIF trimaran.
Persons responsible for the design office and construction Multihull Antoine Gautier andNicolas de Castro, collaborated with architects VPLP helped HDS cabinet structurecalculations. Their mission: to design a reliable boat, fast and tailored solitaire in all circumstances, whether it’s a great record to overcome, race or world tour. After 6 months of deliberations trimaran MACIF construction phase could begin in mid-year.
Within the team, philosophy remains the same, because the performance will take, again,an important place. The best capabilities have been asked to undertake a project whereplay full synergy between different areas of expertise. Close cooperation is therefore made between the CDK shipyard in Port-la–Foret and Lorient, in the production of floats and links arms; and Multiplast yard in Vannes, for the implementation of the central hulland listening bar. The design of the mast back again to Lorima in Lorient.
In the same spirit of performance, but also to ensure the safety of seafarers, scale model 1cockpit was built in the hangar MerConcept. Designed actual size, allows the team andespecially François Gabart to be in a position to better study the life of the cell maneuversand to improve ergonomics platform and optimize its front design complete plans.
Trimaran MACIF begins to take shape immune shelters to assembling the various parts.Upcoming versions of the central hull in December will mark a key moment in the history of the site as it joins CDK Keroman Lorient until the final drive, which will begin in the first half of 2015 to the current launch in the summer of 2015.
# Yard Date:
– Chantier CDK / Port–La–Foret: Rear Control Arm> mounting surface before connecting link> during the installation of the right float> When two half-shells swim portside> duringlayup
– Chantier CDK / Lorient:
Rear Arm> in the installation targets
– Chantier Multiplast / valves:
central hull> completion
listening bar> finish
– Lorima / Lorient:
Mast: tools ended> preparation draping
# Next dates:
– December 2014 – May 2015: mounting platform – November 2014 – April 2015:Production shift of the central hull – December 2014 – May 2015: Manufacturing helm floatsand central hull – January 2015 – March 2015: Production of the cockpit (cap + cabin ) –June 2015: Opening of the trimaran