Starting off its campaign in the ORMA class (construction of BANQUE POPULAIRE II in 2002), the collaboration between CDK Technologies and the BANQUE POPULAIRE team has been steadily reinforced over time. Indeed, all the team’s new boats that have been built since the maxi trimaran BANQUE POPULAIRE V have been undertaken by CDK Technologies. This long journey together has been all the more significant because it has evolved in unison with CDK Technologies. Indeed, construction of the Keroman Technologies site to enable the construction of BANQUE POPULAIRE V in Lorient ties in with the yard’s desire to support its clients in its most extreme challenges.
Alain Gautier in 1992/93, Michel Desjoyeaux in 2008/2009, François Gabart in 2012/2013, all have one point in common: they chose CDK Technologies to build their boat. Thanks to them, CDK Technologies has also won the Vendée Globe…
Tous les collaborateurs de CDK Technologie félicitent François Gabart et toute son équipe pour leur brillante victoire dans la Transat cette épreuve mythique.
François Gabart a remporté mardi 10 mai 2016 l’édition 2016 de The Transat bakerly, sa première course en solitaire en multicoque. Le skipper du trimaran MACIF a mis 8 jours 8 heures 54 minutes et 39 secondes pour traverser l’Atlantique entre Plymouth et New York, à 23,11 nœuds de moyenne réelle.
The Transat Jacques Vabre gave onlookers and participants the first indications of the potential of each of the boats and bore witness to some great battles between the different generations within the IMOCA class. Since this race, which included debut performances by the new foiling designs by naval architects Verdier and VPLP (Safran 2, Banque Populaire 8, Gitana 16, Hugo Boss and Virbac – Mont Saint Michel), these latest craft have returned for a winter overhaul with a view to a host of upcoming events: The Transat, Transat New York-Vendée, and above all the Vendée Globe 2016. A period of intense activity then for the CDK yard, which rounded off activities with the launch of Maitre Coq on 7 April 2016. We take the opportunity to review the past few hectic months.