Country FR

FRA 69

Baptismal nameGaliléo
Construction2005, Artech do Brasil
Launch date1/15/05
Former namesMaisonneuve, Foresight Natural Energy


Launched in 1998, it was acquired by FaceOcean in 2015 from this IMOCA 60' "Gartmore/Explora" in Cape Town (South Africa).

Extremely well built, easy to sail, the boat has already competed in 4 round the world races, ranking 8th/24th in the Vendée Globe 2000 and 8th/30th in the Vendée Globe 2008 before becoming the property of faceOcean. Since then and skippered by Sébastien Destremau, FaceOcean has won the Calero Solo Transat in May 2016, finished 18 em in the Vendée Globe 2016 and took second place in the Route du Rhum 2018 and in the 900 Nautiques de St Tropez in 2019.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,60 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8,4 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeClassique
Sail area max.
Upwind250 m2
Downwind650 m2