Country FR

FRA 85

Baptismal namePRB
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2009, CDK Technologies, Port La Forêt
Launch date11/30/09
Former namesPRB


From 2010, the date she was launched, PRB and Vincent RIOU won numerous victories. Team PRB turned her into a very quick boat, exquisitely controlled by her skipper and monopolising the podiums in 2015.

A training craft for Sébastien Simon whilst awaiting the launch of his Juan Kouyoumdjian designed IMOCA in the summer of 2019, the IMOCA FRA 85 flew the flag of ARKEA PAPREC for her first race of the 2019 IMOCA Globe Series, the Bermudes 1000. Equipped with foils in July 2018, this boat will sport the original PRB colours for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 in the hands of her new skipper Kevin Escoffier.

PRB, IMOCA, Kévin Escoffier, foiler, Vendée Globe

Length18,28 m
Beam5,60 m
Draught4,50 m
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
Surface voile max.
Près300 m2
Portant600 m2
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
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