VIDEO. A “100% made in France” electro-solar catamaran launched at the port of Caen

VIDEO. A “100% made in France” electro-solar catamaran launched at the port of Caen
VIDEO. A “100% made in France” electro-solar catamaran launched at the port of Caen

“To my knowledge, this is the first 100% electro-solar winged boat that is about to be marketed. » On the quays of the V1D2 shipyard, in Mondeville, at the port of Caen-la-Mer, Philippe Raynaud does not feign his enthusiasm at the launch of his ” little baby “ : the M.9, a 9.5 m catamaran built in Brittany and Normandy, developed by his young company Milikan Boats, with the assistance of architect Vincent Lebailly (Yach Design), the Passagère shipyard in Saint-Malo, the BlueNav company (Arcachon) for motorization, and “a whole ecosystem of Norman businesses”.

Two folding photovoltaic wings

Vice-president of the Normandy Region and godmother of the boat, Sophie Gaugain baptizes the M.9 with a bottle of cider. The Region opened its arms wide to me,” greets Philippe Raynaud, before setting off for a little demonstration tour. The cape, and not the sails, because the particularity of this catamaran is that it does not have any. Its originality: two folding wings, soon to be attached, which will capture the sun on both sides, including thanks to ” to the reverberation of the water ».

Designed in just two years, the M.9 will be presented at the Cannes and La Rochelle trade shows. Until then, its promotion will be made at the foot of the Mediterranean. Philippe Raynaud is targeting the market for small mini-cruise boats thanks to its twelve places and six berths on board and reports interest “ in Holland “. At a price of 250,000 euros.

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