Franck-Cammas-remporte-la-9eme-Route-du-RhumFranck Cammas wins the 9th Route du Rhum


Congratulations to Franck Cammas who, by crossing the finishing line in Guadeloupe on board Groupama 3, has won this 9th Route du Rhum.
Magnificent performance
Less than 8 months after winning the Trophée Jules Verne (round-the-world record of 48 days 7 hrs 44 mins 52 secs), it has been a wonderful performance by Franck on this maxi trimaran. This victory brings the Multiplast boatyard its first success as a builder in this legendary race.

Yann Penfornis, Managing Director of MULTIPLAST: " succeed in winning the Route du Rhum against contenders with boats more suited to single-handed sailing proves the top level of this sailor, and also the whole of his technical team. In addition, this success is particularly important for the company, since up till now the MULTIPLAST record of achievements is comprised mainly of crew-manned records. All our workers feel great pride in having taken part in such a challenge..."

Groupama 3's race time: 9 days 3 hours 14 minutes and 47 seconds.
Average speed: 20.39 knots.
Distance sailed: 4,471 miles.

AC72 Copyright 34th America's CupMULTIPLAST and the 34th America's Cup


The American Defender, winner of the America's Cup last February, has just announced the decision to sail the next cup on 22 metre catamarans with rigid wings. MULTIPLAST is currently analysing the protocol and the measurement rules for this new class of multihulls to be able to provide solutions to a future Challenger as soon as possible.

The choice of the next America's Cup in the AC72 class was received with much satisfaction at MULTIPLAST. It is true that the company has unequalled experience in the design and construction of large catamarans. Furthermore, in the past MULTIPLAST built 5 of the America's Cup


Groupama-VO70Multiplast to build the Groupama VO70


Recent holder of the Jules Verne trophy, Franck Cammas and his Sponsor, Groupama, have just signed with the Multiplast boatyard for the construction of a 21 m monohull for the next round-the-world fully crewed race (Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012).

After building the Groupama III maxi trimaran in 2005-2006, the Groupama Team has renewed its confidence in Multiplast and entrusted the yard with the production of this monohull, based on the plans by Juan Yacht Design. Yann Penfornis, General Manager of Multiplast:



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