Transat Jacques Vabre 2019: a record edition for CDK Technologies, the only boat builder to boast 9 IMOCAs on the start line
3 latest generation foiling IMOCAs manufactured by CDK Technologies:
2 foiling IMOCAs from the 2016 generation
2 foiling IMOCAs transformed
2 IMOCAs with classic daggerboards
Brest Atlantique: 4 Ultims on the start line
Still in build at CDK Technologies
Back in early 2019, CDK Technologies began the construction of 2 foiling ULTIMs for 2 of its major clients: the builder and project manager of the future Banque Populaire XI, CDK also began the construction of the beams and floats of the future trimaran M101, successor to François Gabart’s Trimaran MACIF.
At the same time, the Juan Kouyoumdjian design IMOCA Corum L’Epargne is in build for Nicolas Troussel and will be assembled by Michel Desjoyeaux’s Mer Agitée team.
CDK Technologies, a global yard
Created over 35 years ago, for the past 5 years CDK has enjoyed steady growth thanks to the recognition of its main clients and its positioning as a global builder in the domain of large-scale high-performance composite parts.
Historically a specialist in composite structures, CDK is now capable of filling the slot in a market centred on the high-performance technical parts that make up a racing yacht: multihull and monohull platforms, masts, booms and now foils for ULTIMs and IMOCAs. Its extraordinary cooking tools (50m autoclaves and a 36m oven) are the major elements that set it apart from the rest.
CDK Technologies is continuing the development of its Keroman Technologies site in Lorient. Following its investment in a large-scale oven in 2018, the company is expanding its site in Lorient and investing in new cutting edge means of production: a machine for cutting out pre-preg materials, a processing machine, as well as a large-scale oven intended to support the growth in the foil market in particular.
These means will be operational in early 2020.
CDK Technologies employs 80 people across 2 sites, Lorient and Port La Forêt in Brittany.