Nov 10, 2017

Volvo Super 40 Design Proposal

Press Release sent by Gonzalo Redondo/ D3 Applied Technologies. More info at fb/d3appliedtechnologies .

What a Weapon. From the functional & Performance to the pure design aspect. Take a close look to the renders & brochure below. A multi discipline design team was gathered to target the best performance possible along the Volvo look & feel.

In terms of foil design this VS40 concept has a 3pt Foil system with L rudders. The  TNZ original conf has derived now in hard Ls main foils which are controlled by hydraulic rake systems as seen in the last Americas Cup AC50s at Bermuda.

Deck Sweeper Soft sail adds versatility and better logistics. Hope to see this weapon racing the Inshore Volvo Ocean race stops in the future.

This is only one of the proposals made to Volvo which apparently has made it to the next step. below details of the people behind the project.

Is this the future boat of Volvo Ocean Race inshore racing?

"We are very pleased to share with you the VS40, our Volvo Multihull Inshore Racing proposal, a performance orientated 40 foot foiling catamaran with Volvo inspired Scandinavian aesthetics that can be folded into a single container. The unique ease of pack up and assembly driven by the tender document results in a boat that is well suited to an expansion as a class complementary to the Volvo Ocean Race.

An opportunity was seen to group together a number of people who had become connected through a variety of projects in the past. The timing of the project worked out well, coming at the end of the America’s Cup, and at an interesting time in the big picture development of foiling racing boats.

Our design group consists of Gonzalo Redondo and his d3 Applied Technologies team, Adam May, Luc du Bois, Marc Menec from IS3D Engineering, Ocke and Ted Mannerfelt from Mannerfelt Design Team, Giovanni Belgrano from Pure Design & Engineering and Bob Graham.

While awaiting the decision on the timing of the next Volvo Ocean Race, work as a group continues on other exciting foiling projects."

More info at fb/d3appliedtechnologies

Below excerpts from their official brochure. Click images for HD & Slideshow. Full PDF available here