Max Minis


Max Minis

We’re starting
to get reved up about mini’s again, and here’s a good report from designer
Axel de Beaufort.

Depres on his nice Nacira
minitransat prototype has just won yesterday, far ahead from
the rest of the fleet, the first edition of Marseille (France) –
Alger (Algeria) cup! Reminding that Fabien (26 years old) had, for its
first attempt, finished the last Transat 650 on the podium (3rd out
of 70) on the same boat. ..This new victory confirms that this funny
guy is and will be on the on crazy single handed offshore racing scene
in the years coming!

Those minitransat boats, as you all know now, are very funny with the
mini canting keel that you move with ropes, the multiple appendages
configuration etc.. We have experienced with Fabien some offshore run
at 21 knots (!!) with no stress at all on board and a big smiles on
our faces! It is very pleasant to see the boats that you’ve designed
as well sailed! Even if those boats are not enough big projects to feed
us it such a great fun that it is worth it to work on the cases – we
really love it.

The good news beeing that Soitec sister ship has just been launched
last week in La Trinité sur Mer for Alexandre Marmorat member
of Safran team !..

other good breaking news beeing that following all this buzz around
our mini prototypes, we have been sollicited by different people and
in particular by Corentin Douguet (ex minitransat winner) in order to
sign a deal to work on the design of a new Mini “Serie”
design for the production. It is done the production of the Nacira
has started in Pixis Composites (yard in France) ! The female
moulds are just finished and the order book is already full! We are
talking here of a new concept of mini-series…a pure racing powerfull
beast with an evolutive hardchine, boomerang spreaders…and lot’s
of other details that you will see soon on the water…Alexis Muratet
is the head designer of this project in Nacira design team will race
the first unit…to be revealed soon

Keep sailing and keep the sea blue,

Axel de Beaufort