After 40 months of work – from design to construction – François Gabart finally unveiled his brand new boat, the Ultim Trimaran SVR Lazartigue, on July 22, 2021 in the port of Concarneau, France.
This 15-ton maxi-trimaran is 32 meters long, 23 meters wide with a mast reaching 35 meters. A giant of the seas that will have the ambition to break several speed records.
Focused on innovation that breaks with current technologies, this boat of exception plays the aerodynamics card with a cockpit fully integrated into the central hull and an electromagnetic steering wheel system. With this latest innovation, the Ultim class is entering a new era.
Having already collaborated in the past on several dimensional racing boats (the Macif trimaran and the IMOCA monohull Apivia among others), it was only natural that François Gabart and MerConcept called upon the expertise of the Guelt Nautic team for the machining of key parts of the maxi-trimaran: foil holds, mast base, the 4 bearing plans (Spigot), cap shroud sheave, sheave box and many other precision parts.
Wearing the colors of the Kresk group, chaired by Didier Tabary, the trimaran is due to be christened on September 20, 2021 in Concarneau before setting off in the Transat Jacques Vabre, the boat’s first real test, in barely three months.
François Gabart’s ultimate goal with his new Ultim is the solo Round the World Race in 2023.