geronimo-multiplastOlivier De Kersauson's trimaran. Trials conclusive!


Since launching last July 22nd in Vannes (France), Olivier de Kersauson's 34 metre trimaran designed by the duo Van Peteghem/Lauriot Prévost, has been busy on sea trials and
Multiplast has been present aboard on each outing represented by members of the design office. Their mission: to check and validate the quality of the workmanship performed by the yard; in some ways they rather fulfil the role [sic Olivier de Kersauson] of an aircraft's "black box". Yann Penfornis, project manager for the building of this trimaran within Multiplast takes stock after more than a month's sea trials. "The period right after the launching of a boat is always very important for a boatyard. Because it is at this very moment when the options

pied-de-mat-geronimoMast stepped on Olivier de Kersauson's trimaran !


Just forty-eight hours after having been launched at the Multiplast yard, the 34-metre platform now has her mast, a 39-metre one hundred percent carbon rotating wing-mast. Olivier de Kersauson's new trimaran has now looks every bit the record hunter she is designed to be.
After the last structural and resistance verifications have been carried out at the Multiplast yard, the trimaran should be out sailing by Thursday 26th July. Engine tests and trials under sail are lined up for the trials in the Bay of Quiberon. Afterwards, the multihull will cruise to the south of Belle-Ile then over to Lorient (Southern Brittany) where she will remain during the Interceltic Festival (3rd to 12th August 2001), before rallying her home port of Brest where the naming ceremony will take place on 29th September. As for now, training and the final crew selection process are underway before the setting out on the first record attempts. For one month, Gilles Ollier (the boss at the Multiplast yard) and Yann Penfornis (project manager) will be taking turns on board to check everything over, before handing the boat over to her owner.

lancement-trimaran-vannesOlivier de Kersauson's trimaran is launched


Hanging from the end of an enormous crane, Olivier de Kersauson's new 34-metre trimaran hit the green waters of the Golfe du Morbihan (Britanny) thismorning July 22th, at 10.00 local time.
Standing next to the skipper "on a cloud", Gilles Ollier, the boat's builder watched with emotion as this giant of the seas came into contactwith water for the first time : "It's like a birth. You are seeing the trimaran outside of the build shed for the first time and discover her inthe light of day. It's a strong moment because the yard has breathed life into a new boat and a new story is just beginning".
Gilles Ollier feels all the freer for it but not stressed :


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