35,000 design hours, 45,000 man hours in the build, over 250 people involved in and outside the team. This is what it took to build Team Malizia’s new IMOCA race yacht, Malizia - Seaexplorer, which was launched on 19 July 2022 in Lorient, France.
Designed by VPLP, the construction of Malizia - Seaexplorer was carried out at Multiplast in Vannes, France, over the past 12 months. The technology and craftsmanship that went into building this boat are some of the most advanced in the field of engineering. “Learning from our experience in the past 4 years and in particular the Vendée Globe 2020-21, we wanted a boat that can maintain high average speeds even in rough sea conditions. Therefore, together with the architects from VPLP, we chose softer and rounder hull lines and a curved bow. We also made the boat even more solid than the previous one and completely redesigned the ergonomy and living space”, explains skipper Boris Herrmann.