APIVIA

APIVIA, IMOCA, foiler, Charlie Dalin, Vendée Globe
© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
Country FR

FRA 79

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

Presentation

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. In late February, Charlie Dalin did not confirm that a new iteration of the foils was on the programme prior to the Vendée Globe and the two transatlantic passages, which he scheduled in for 2020 should enable him to get a feel for this IMOCA that he personally describes as easy to helm.

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
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind350 m2
Downwind560 m2

Sailing Highlights

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

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© M.Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia
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© François Van Malleghem / Imoca
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