Arnaud Boissières's 2007 boat is still a high-performance boat.
This IMOCA, formerly Paprec-Virbac 2, has already completed several round the world voyages. Bought by a Spanish team, it then finished 4th in the Barcelona World Race 2010/2011 with Alex Pella and Pepe Ribes, then 5th in the following edition. With this reliable boat Arnaud Boissières finished 10th in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe. In 2018, the team launched a major refit project to optimize it in order to make it competitive and efficient, notably by adding foils to this Owen Clarke design for a feeling of lightness. The boat is now preparing for the next Vendée Globe 2020.