Generation-III--plus-rapide-qu-Orange-2Maxi catamaran. Third generation

After having taken the top three palces in The Race1 and then having beaten the word 24 hour record2 and the absolute round the world record3, the maxi catamarans desgined by the Gilles Ollier Design Team and built by the Multiplast shipyard have enabled the French team of architects and builders to accumulate a data base and body of experience which are unique in the world.
This is precisely what has spurred British yachtswoman Tracy Edwards, organiser of the Oryx Cup, to acquire Club Med. The fact that the boat won the Oryx Quest under her new name of Doha 2006 with fellow Brit

La-coque-centrale-du-maxi-trimaran-Groupama-III-assembleGroupama III. Central hull assembled

According to the build schedule of the 103 ft long (31.50 m) maxi-trimaran which got underway in the Multiplast yard in December 2004, the central hull has just been assembled. A high precision operation.
The two parts of the carbon Nomex sandwich half hulls were made separately. Cured in an oven to 100°C several times, they have undergone dilations and been subjected to mechanical loads which go hand in hand with the differences in temperature.
In order to ensure that the desired post-curing volume required by the designers (Van Peteghem / Lauriot-Prévost)


Le-prototype-du-Team-Pescarolo-2e-aux-24-heures-du-Mans-2005Podium for Multiplast on 24 hours Le Mans 2005

Car Ner 16 from Pescarolo/PlayStation Team finish 2nd at 24 Hours Le Mans 2005, with all carbon fibres bodies made by Multiplast.
Long distance race, Le Mans 24 hours car racing imply of course to have reliable and very competitive 'one off'. If there are a lot of components entering such a prototype, the 3 most important ones are the chassis, the engine and the body.
Well known for its know-how in carbon fibres mechanical working, either in racing boats (its target market) or in aeronautical field which is client of the shipyard,



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