OFFSHORE TEAM GERMANY

Country DE

GER 21

Baptismal nameACCIONA
ArchitectOwen Clarke Design
Construction2011, Southern Ocean Marine
Launch date9/2/11

Presentation

Built for the 2012-13 Vendée Globe by the Spanish "Acciona" team, this Owen/Clarke plan drew attention not only for its speed on some passages but also for its capsizing on the way back into the Atlantic. A sports project with very high research and development costs that unfortunately failed.

At the beginning of 2017, Offshore Team Germany acquired "Acciona", with the philosophy of building an entirely new boat around the proven hull. The entire site is divided into two stages. The Trimarine shipyard in Lisbon/Portugal, under the direction of Fernando Sena, was responsible for carrying out major repairs and modifications to the composite. At the end of 2018, Charles Euverte entrusted the project to Joff Brown, who was now responsible for the complete reconstruction of the boat with keel, mast, electricity, electronics and rigging in Gosport/South England. After seven years of hibernation, the team launched its boat in May 2019 with first of all straight daggerboards. However, the German team is already planning a second refit to install foils on the boat.
Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeClassic mast
FoilsNo
Surface voile max.
Près330 m²
Portant620 m²
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