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Spain & France. Future Fibres round the world with Thomas Coville

Thursday, 16 November 2006


Future Fibres has been appointed as official supplier and technical partner for Thomas Coville’s new 105ft SODEBO maxi trimaran. This new partnership comes as a direct result of a relationship that has been cultivated over the past three years. In 2003, Future Fibres produced gennaker cables for Thomas Coville’s original SODEBO Open 60 trimaran.

By 2005 Future Fibres had installed a full set of PBO standing rigging on this boat. The unfaltering performance of the new PBO rigging meant that Future Fibres was the obvious choice when it came to choosing the official supplier and technical partner for this exciting new project.

Many prestigious partners have worked together on this project, with the collective goal of developing a multi-hull capable of breaking the world record for circumnavigating the globe single-handed, currently standing at 71 days and 14 hours, set by Dame Ellen MacArthur in February 2005. SODEBO has also set its sights on several other prominent records: around the World, Trans-Pacific & Trans-Atlantic, and multiple 24-hour records are all being planned for 2007.

Future Fibres knows its wealth of experience in the Open, maxi trimaran and other grand prix race markets, will enable it to provide a rig tailor-made to SODEBO’s specification. It is this technical ability that enables the company to keep providing race-winning rigging solutions.

SODEBO, designed by naval architects Nigel Irens and Benoît Cabaret measures 32 metres long, 17 metres wide and has a displacement of just 12 000 kg. The 105ft trimaran is currently in construction in the Australian shipyard Boat Speed, with a launch planned in Spring 2007.

Future Fibres has agents covering America, Europe and Australasia, all fully trained rigging experts appointed by Future Fibres to install rigging systems and maintain the recommended service schedule for yacht owners.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 November 2006 )