Built for the Vendée Globe 2012, Acciona created quite a stir due to her great speed over certain passages.
The sports project designed for Spanish skipper Javier Sanso was also a veritable showcase for renewable energies in the absence of a diesel engine. However, the boat lost her keel and capsized on her way back up the North Atlantic whilst singlehandedly circumnavigating the globe. In early 2017, Offshore Team Germany acquired this Owen Clarke Design with the idea of building an entirely new boat around the same hull. The whole refit was split into two stages. The Trimarine shipyard in Lisbon, managed by Fernando Sena, was tasked with carrying out substantial repairs and modifications to the composite. In late 2018, Charles Euverte entrusted the project to Joff Brown, tasked with managing the complete reconstruction of the boat with the keel, mast, electrics, electronics and rig in Gosport. After seven years in hibernation, Jörg Riechers’ team relaunched the monohull in May 2019 with classic straight daggerboards. However, the German team is planning a second revamp to fit second-hand foils.