class40 1OFFSHORE | Multiplast move into Class40

On December 1st Multiplast began construction of the moulds for their first Class40, a boat which will be launched next July. It is the product of their collaboration with VPLP office and this 40 footer which has been ordered by Italy's Andrea Fornaro (see below) will be followed by a second boat mid-August for Nicolas d’Estais and the aim is for a third in time for the Transat Jacques Vabre. Yann Penfornis, CEO of Multiplast, explains this strategic turning point.










 Barreau Neuman Architectes


A new racing-cruising catamaran for Marc Guillemot


He raced twice in the Orma (1998 and 2002) division and three times in the Imoca class (2006, 2010 and 2014) and now Marc Guillemot will compete in his sixth Route du Rhum this time in 2022 the Rhum Multi category.

The project already has momentum as Guillemot is well advanced who is developing a 52-foot catamaran, dubbed the MG5. The floats for the boat are in build at Multiplast. The project was launched with the financial support of the management of Wellness Training,a Parisian company specializing in corporate fitness rooms which he has been linked for two years.




Multiplast-Groupe Carboman produces the foils for Figaro 3, the first Bénéteau boat to be fitted with these appendages.


Figaro 3

GROUPE BENETEAU, the world leader in the manufacture of cruising boats, has entrusted MULTIPLAST GROUPE CARBOMAN to build the foils for its new monotype in the Figaro Class.

Worldwide request for quotation

In the summer of 2016, Bénéteau Group launched a global  tender call to find a subcontractor able to produce the foils for its new cruising monotype designed by VPLP. The goal was ambitious, because the selected yard will have to produce two foils per week for one year, scrupulously respecting both the monotype design and in a strict economic framework.

Selected a few days before the 2016 Nautic, the knowledge of the company from Vannes, not least the technologies used in wind power by Plastinov (closed mould, resin infusion, etc.), enabled Multiplast to take up the challenge.

Samuel Napoléoni, engineer in charge of the project at Multiplast explains : "A first mould section of about 500 mm was quickly machined in order to carry out the process of validation tests. Each test took a week, we ran the process for a fortnight in order to work any "bugs" out of the construction procedure. At the beginning of the year, our objective was  to make the manufacturing process strong enough to start mass production. In parallel, we produced the moulds and worked on the ergonomics of the workstation. It provided great satisfaction when  at the end of June we took out the first four foils. At that time, we knew that we were on the right path."



icon-adressMULTIPLAST S.A.S

Parc du Golfe
       24 Allée Loïc Caradec
       56000 VANNES


Contact us


Tél. +33 (0)2 97 40 98 44


The book