Country FR

FRA 18

Baptismal nameBanque Populaire VIII
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2015, CDK Technologies, Port-La-Forêt
Launch date6/9/15
Former namesBanque Populaire VIII


Launched in June 2015, the Mono60 formerly known as Banque Populaire VIII is an innovative yacht built for Armel Le Cléac’h, which won the Vendée Globe 2016-2017 in record time (74 days 3 hours 35 minutes and 46 seconds).

Created by Team Banque Populaire, devised and designed by VPLP Design and G.Verdier, this IMOCA features foils in her very homogeneous design, making her a super quick boat at every point of sail. The appendages, mast, hull form, deck layout and keel fin are all geared towards one thing: making the boat lighter, whatever the sea state or wind strength. Bought up by Bureau Vallée and Louis Burton, this hydrofoil will ensure Louis has great potential for the Vendée Globe 2020.

Bureau Vallée, IMOCA, foiler, Louis Burton, Vendée Globe© Team Bureau Vallée

Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight6,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Surface voile max.
Près300 m2
Portant600 m2

Sailing Highlights

2019 - Transat Jacques Vabre - 10th
2018 - Route du Rhum - Retired
2016 - Vendée Globe - 1st