Country MC

MON 10

Baptismal nameGitana16
ArchitectVPLP/ Verdier
Construction2015, Chantier Multiplast, Vannes
Launch date8/6/15
Former namesGitana 16 - Edmond de Rotschild


Ex-Edmond de Rothschild, she is one of seven new prototypes designed by VPLP-Verdier for the last edition of the Vendée Globe.

Launched in 2015, she is helmed by Seb Josse, who teams up with Charles Caudrelier for the Transat Jacques Vabre. Unfortunately, the boisterous conditions force the crew to retire as a result of rig issues. Delivered to Saint Bart’s, she takes victory in the return transatlantic. The skipper has to retire from The Transat after breaking the battens, securing second place in the New York-Les Sables. In the Vendée Globe, Seb Josse laments a leak in a foil casing and heads into Fremantle. In March 2017, Boris Herrmann takes the helm in the colours of the Yacht Club de Monaco, finishing 3rd in the Fastnet Race (with Pierre Casiraghi), then 4th in the Transat Jacques Vabre (with Thomas Ruyant). Fifth in the Route du Rhum 2018, Boris Herrmann prepares for the Vendée Globe with a hectic season in 2019 (GP Guyader, Bermudes 1000 Race, Fastnet Race…), taking Greta Thunberg to the USA, before a lacklustre Transat Jacques Vabre, 12th (with Will Harris) following a route choice out West. Malizia II-Yacht Club de Monaco hasn't changed much since she was launched, but this winter's shipyard seems to be consequent, and there are surely some new features to discover soon, notably new foils...

Malizia II, IMOCA, foiler, Boris Herrmann, Vendée Globe© Team Malizia

Length18,28 m
Beam5,70 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Surface voile max.
Près290 m2
Portant490 m2

Sailing Highlights

2019 - Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th
2019 - Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th
2019 - Bermudes 1000 Race - 6th
2018 - Route du Rhum - 5th
2018 - Monaco Globe Series - 7th

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