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  • End Of April Expected Launch Of Ultim Banque Populaire XI



    MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI ENTERS ITS FINAL PHASE
    A titanic job for a future giant. At the CDK Technologies shipyard in Lorient, there is excitement. Armel, Ronan and the Banque Populaire Team are busy around the new 32-meter-long Ultim which is gradually revealing its shapes. While the work to be done remains substantial, the launch is scheduled for the end of April. What to start dreaming, already, of the first flights.







    "An exciting construction" - Ronan

    The Maxi Banque Populaire XI construction site is continuing according to the established timings. “ We see the boat taking shape before our eyes, it is even more impressive than we imagined, ” enthuses Ronan, director of Team Banque Populaire. “ In large sites like this, there are bound to be small adjustments to be made and that is also what makes construction so exciting. It requires all the energy of a team to find the right solutions to deal with small annoyances. There are no major concerns to deplore and we are committed to respecting the schedule with one objective: the launch of the Ultim at the end of April. "

    Gradually, the future giant is revealed. The big pieces of this huge puzzle have been put together. From now on, it is possible to understand its dimensions and the architectural choices made. “The entire composite and structural part is finished,” specifies Gautier Levisse, head of the team Banque Populaire research department. The nets were set up last week. You can imagine what the boat will look like once in the water ”.












    “Demanding of ourselves ” - Gautier Levisse

    While the investment of Banque Populaire teams has been significant for several months, there is still significant work to be done and everyone is aware of it. “ Within the team, we are very demanding of ourselves. We want to launch a trimaran of impeccable quality. We also know that the time spent on the site is time saved once the boat is in the water, ”underlines Gautier Levisse.

    The most visible work still to be done concerns the assembly of the appendages. The float rudders will be installed next week. It will then be necessary to implement the . About the , it will be installed once the boat is in the water. " In addition, we will have to focus on the hydraulic, electronic and computer wiring, in order to make the boat fully functional ", summarizes Ronan Lucas. Elements of will also have to be put in place and the essential “aero” part has yet to be finalized. A lot of work before finally being able to take advantage of the majestic flights of the Maxi Banque Populaire XI.

    "A touch of impatience" - Armel

    Armel, serene and sharp, does not hide his enthusiasm and even speaks of " a touch of impatience ". The savored: "we have seen the boat so much on plans, we have imagined it so much in our heads ... There, it becomes real, it is very pleasant for the whole team". For several months now, the sailor has been actively preparing for the launch. “ I feel good and physically, I am in an upward phase. This is important because from the first sailings you will have to be in good shape and be present. "
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Launch On The Horizon For Banque Populaire XI started by Photoboy View original post
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