VPLPVan Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (French yacht design company)
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VPLP was chosen from a list of designers as the design house.
Verdier Yacht Design and Vplp designed the American boat for fast broad reaching, so the 15-knot-plus southeasterly breeze on the Harbour was tailor-made.
The big blue Banque Populaire VIII from designers' VPLP & Verdier has large upcurved foils that will vastly reduce the hull's wetted area, and who knows what kind of new angles of sail this monster may achieve.
First tried on that regular testing ground--the Mini Transats--the VPLP & Verdier-designed 60-footer uses upcurved foils to generate lift and therefore reduce the hull's wetted area.
Comanche is born of the latest technology from bow to stern and deck to mast top, designed by Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp and built by Hodgdon Yachts.
Completed in a blistering time of 12 months by the oldest boat yard in the US, Hodgdon Yachts, Comanche is the incarnation of the vision of design studios Verdier and VPLP.
This new 100-foot supermaxi is designed by Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp to push the boundaries of technology with the ultimate goal of taking line honours this year.