SP80 is developing a sailing boat with a design unlike any other, measuring 7 m long and 6 m wide and propelled by a kite spanning 20 m.
Midway between a boat, a plane and a Formula 1 car, the boat’s target speed is 80 knots (150 km/h) with the goal to pulverize the current World Sailing Speed Record in 2022.
We are happy that the Swiss company has entrusted Persico Marine for this adventure!
For this, we will apply a different approach to what is usually done in the maritime industry:
building a boat with TPT® carbon kits.
Lighter yet stronger, this type of carbon stretches the boat’s limits even further.
“The challenge for the world sailing speed record is extremely fascinating for us, because it allows us to push the limits in terms of new technologies and to do so with projects other than those we usually carry out.
We are happy to be part of the research and development of a project that is as effective as it is ambitious, and we can't wait to see the boat in action to break the speed record.”
Mark Somerville, Persico Marine General Manager
“We have the same performance and quality requirements as Persico Marine.
We are constantly in contact with the Italian team and nothing is left to chance.
We are confident that the boat will meet our expectations and that its structure will be able to withstand the loads we have designed it for.
After three intense years of working on optimizing our concept, the whole team is very proud to see the final boat taking shape at Persico Marine.
The launch will come soon and we are already looking forward to the first sail. ”
Mayeul van den Broek, co-founder of SP80