11TH HOUR RACING

11th hour racing, IMOCA, foiler, Charlie Enright, Mark Towill, The Ocean Race
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Baptismal nameHUGO BOSS
ArchitectVPLP Verdier
Construction2015, Green Marine, Southampton
Launch date9/1/15
Former namesHugo Boss

Presentation

Designed by VPLP/ Verdier alongside Alex Thomson Racing, the current HUGO BOSS racing yacht was launched in September 2015.

Custom-made for skipper Thomson, this was the second boat ever to be built by the Alex Thomson Racing Team. Designed and built to be as light as possible - in order to optimize speed- HUGO BOSS was also constructed with reliability in mind. HUGO BOSS is the first entirely black sailing yacht in the world , a feature made possible by functional pigments with heat-reflecting properties within the paint. The boat is also the first boat to be equipped with particularly large foils. It should be noted that during the 2016 Vendée Globe, although one of his foils broke after a collision, Alex Thomson managed to finish second in the round the world race. The boat mirrors the core BOSS brand values - innovation, craftsmanship, precision and perfection.

11th Hour Racing, foiler, IMOCA, The Ocean Race

Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
FoilsYes
Surface voile max.
Près340 m2
Portant570 m2

Sailing Highlights

2019 - Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th

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