News from the architects
Text: Brice Lechevalier
VPLP: winner of the America’s Cup!
VPLP designed the revolutionary BMW Oracle Racing catamaran, winner hands down in the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia in February 2010.
VPLP : volunteering in Bangladesh
The development in Bangladesh of the Tara Tari yard, a social boat-building project to boost local development by using jute fibre in naval construction, has been made possible thanks to the design office’s assistance. The FIN made a financial contribution towards the production of fishing boats.
Marc Lombard : podium monopolised
Designed by Marc Lombard for MCTEC Shipyard, the three Class 40 Akilarias dominated their rivals to such an extent that, after five races in medium wind conditions, they managed to make a clean sweep of the podium places in the Mundial Class 40’ Gijon Asturias. Their Class 40’ MCTEC also won the Mondial 40’ in 2009 and 2010.
FRANCK DARNET DESIGN converts the try
After the daring ethnic theme on the Sunrise 45 Africa (virtual tour available on its website), the interior design studio is continuing its collaboration with Sunrise Yachts by bringing its expertise to bear in their latest yacht projects spanning 47, 50 and 54 metres, whose exterior design has been created by the architect Espen Oeino. Franck Darnet Design has notably developed six types of different themes, ranging from the classic to the highly contemporary.