Country FR

FRA 14

Baptismal nameDIABOLEO
ArchitectOwen Clarke Design
Construction2007, Hakes Marine, Nouvelle-Zélande
Launch date7/31/07
Former namesECOVER II, Gamesa, Kilcullen Voyager, Currency House Kilcullen, Kilcullen Voyager - Team Ireland


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.

La Mie Câline Artipole, IMOCA, Arnaud Boissières, Vendée Globe© Team Arnaud Boissières

Length18,28 m
Beam5,65 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât Aile
Surface voile max.
Près300 m2
Portant610 m2
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© Vincent Olivaud
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