Country FR

FRA 79

Baptismal nameAPIVIA
ArchitectGuillaume Verdier
Construction2019, CDK Technologies, Lorient
Launch date8/5/19


Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019, Apivia logically ranks among the favourites for the next Vendée Globe, not just because this Guillaume Verdier design (justifiably) gives the impression of power and high-performance, but also because her skipper, supported by the Mer-Concept shore team gathered around François Gabart, already boasts a more than flattering track record on the Figaro circuit. And the adaptation on the IMOCA monohull was done alongside Yann Éliès…

In short, the boat is of noble birth since from her very first tacks, she demonstrated formidable potential coupled with remarkable versatility. And in terms of reliability, the perfect condition of the foiling machine as much in Salvador de Bahia as on her return delivery, confirm that the homeopathic adaptations for solo sailing (ergonomics, visibility) would not harm her marine and racing qualities. These performances were confirmed at the beginning of 2021 when Charlie Dalin was the first to cross the finish line of the Vendée Globe (but finishes second in the ranking), a fine reward after having been at the front of the pack throughout the round the world race.

APIVIA, IMOCA, foiler, Charlie Dalin, Vendée Globe© Apivia

Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind350 m2
Downwind560 m2

Sailing Highlights

2022: Vendée Arctique - 1st
 Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 1st
Transat Jacques Vabre - 2nd
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 1st
Rolex Fastnet Race - 1st
 Vendée Globe - 2nd (80j 06h 15m 47s)

2020: Défi Azimut - 8th
2020: Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 2nd
2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - Winner

© © JM.Liot-Alea / disobey / Apivia
© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
© François Van Malleghem / Imoca
© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
© François Van Malleghem / Imoca
© François Van Malleghem / Imoca
© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
© Maxime Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
© Yann Riou/polaRYSE