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The Arkema Multi50 trimaran, built for performance

This formula 1 of the oceans is not just any trimaran. The Arkema Multi50 is the result of a great combination of Arkema’s competences and the experience of Team Lalou Multi. Objective: Route du Rhum 2018 for Lalou!

Before the Arkema trimaran could race on the oceans, it had to be imagined, designed and created. So, Group researchers worked closely for several months with Lalou Roucayrol and Romaric Neyhousser, a renowned architect in the world of competition sailing.

 

With the Arkema Multi50, Romaric Neyhousser built his first racing boat. Fast, elegant and strong, today it is one of the real benchmarks on the Multi50 circuit.

The Arkema Multi50 trimaran, a machine dedicated to winning

The concrete embodiment of the know-how of Arkema’s teams in terms of innovation, the Arkema Multi 50 trimaran, designed for performance, is an "ever evolving laboratory".

 

New technologies are regularly fitted on the boat. Arkema materials such as adhesives from AEC Polymers (Bostik Company) or the Altuglas® ShieldUp acrylic glass contribute to illustrating Arkema’s commitment to reducing the weight of materials and achieving performance.

An unprecedented winter refit!

Since late November, the Multi50 trimaran has been laid up at the Verdon-sur-Mer yard in France for its winter refit. Over and above traditional overhaul and optimization work carried out by the Lalou Multi team (rigging, electronics, sails, etc.), the trimaran is acquiring new fittings such as monotype foils and a full set of three new rudders. Major developments indeed for ever greater power.

 

Once these foils – which are just like sea wings – are in place, the Arkema Multi50 trimaran, free from drag from the water, will be able to "fly across the water"!

Technical characteristics

The Multi50, a 50 ft trimaran

  • Length: 15.24 m
  • Beam: 14.6 m
  • Air draft: 23.77 m
  • Draft: 1.70 m/3.50 m
  • Displacement: 3.8 t
  • Sail area upwind: 180 m²
  • Sail area downwind: 285 m²
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The Group's products on board the Arkema trimaran

Arkema trimaran, a multihull at the cutting edge of innovation
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