Sistership of Charal, DMG MORI Global One left the Multiplast yard in September 2019. This latest generation foiler was built for Kojiro Shiraishi for the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe.
The Japanese skipper had already participated in the previous Vendée Globe on the former Estrella Damm, which became BT and then Veolia Environnement, with which Roland Jourdain won the 2010 Route du Rhum.
The team of the skipper from the rising sun has chosen not to upgrade the boat, but rather to improve it. So Kojiro set off on the solo round the world race aboard a reliable boat with the same performance as Charal version 1, which had shown remarkable potential.
Only one week after the start of the race, Kojiro Shiraishi suffered an autopilot failure resulting in the breakage of three mainsail battens and a large tear in the sail. After a week of repairs, the skipper managed to get back into the race and finished after 94 days of racing.