MOD70 builders announced

Titanic effort required to construction prototype one desin multihull followed by four a year

Tuesday December 1st 2009, Author: Andy Nicholson, Location: United Kingdom
Multi One Design SA has selected the shipyards that will be in charge of the construction of the 12 Multi One Design 70s: CDK Technologies located in Port-La-Forêt, France, Décision in Ecublens, Switzerland and Multiplast in Vannes, France. Combining French and Swiss know-how, the three world famous shipyards will give birth to the first MOD 70’ in October 2010.

Multi One Design S.A., VPLP architects (Van Peteghem / Lauriot Prevost) and the three shipyards have set a high standard production programme, meeting the objectives inherent to the one design concept: reliability, longevity, construction quality and performance. The first MOD 70' will be launched in October 2010, and four more will be produced each year, which will allow the start of the first phase of the Multi One Championship, the European Tour, to take place in June 2012.

CDK Technologies, in Port-La-Forêt, was chosen to project manage the construction of the MOD 70'. This shipyard will concentrate on the construction of the central hull and the assembly of the boats. CDK have been building numerous Formula 1 of the seas. "We are very happy to participate in this new challenge and to bring our experience to the project”, says Hubert Desjoyeaux, General Manager.

The construction of the beams will be the responsibility of the Décision shipyard, in Switzerland. “Decision SA has actively participated in the development of the Decision 35 class on Geneva Lake. This one design class has proved all the advantages of such a formula. We are looking forward to be actively involved in the MOD success”, says Bertrand Cardis, Director.

The construction of the hulls, will be assigned to the Multiplast shipyard in Vannes. “We have been seduced by the one design concept which is the only one that guarantees sports equity. The organization that has been put in place regroups the best in Europe in terms of multihulls and experience in ocean race project management. Our team is proud to be part of it. […] Lastly, the Multi One Attitude concept fits perfectly in the environmental approach Multiplast implemented at the end of the Nineties.” says Yann Penfornis, General Director.

Other shipyards will join this pool of official MOD 70’ shipyards, for the construction of the appendages and rigging.

Read more about the MOD70 here

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