A 70-feet one-design trimaran as its name indicates, the MOD 70 was designed by naval architects VPLP. This multihull is manufactured according to specifications which satisfy the new demands for modernity and performance, and above all reliability, safety and longevity. Numerous renowned boatyards have participated in the construction of the multihull, which is largely inspired by the prototype trimarans of the ORMA class.
In order to guarantee a strict one-design, one of the keys to the success of this new class, Multi One Design Ltd has surrounded itself with boatyards of world renown and has opted to combine French and Swiss expertise in this domain. The project management of the MOD 70 construction has been entrusted to CDK Technologies, based in Port-La-Forêt in Finistère. This company particularly focuses on the fabrication of the central hull. A few kilometres further South, in Vannes, the Multiplast yards get down to the business of constructing pairs of floats for the 70’ one-designs. To discover the manufacturing secrets of the beams, you have to traverse the Alps and head for Switzerland, not far from the shores of Lake Geneva. Décision Ltd, which actively participated in the development of the D35 one-design class, is part of the adventure.
In the classic chain of production comes the assembly: one by one, the parts set out above arrive in the shed at Kéroman Technologies, which has taken up residence in the port of Lorient. It’s here that assembly of the platform begins.
Eventually, a restricted intake of 12 craft was set to make up the Multi One Design fleet. Furthermore, there is a restricted intake per nationality.
|No. in the series||4|
|Christening name||Gitana XV|
|Crew||6 persons for the offshore races and 8 persons for the City Race|
|LOA :||21,2 m|
|Total beam :||16,8 m|
|Air draught :||29 m|
|Water draught :||4,50 m|
|Light displacement :||6,3 tonnes|
|Upwind sail area :||310 m²|
|Downwind sail area :||409 m²|