A year ago, the entire Spindrift team was in the starting blocks, almost ready to unveil and launch our maxi-trimaran, freshly renamed Sails of Change. Not only the name changed, but the boat itself, with the addition of a new cockpit and the reduction of the central hull by 3 meters. In the meantime, a new challenge arose: to produce all the energy requirements onboard self-sufficiently.
To emphasize the team’s ambitions alongside Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard family values, the boat’s design was fully reinvented during this same refit period. The goal? To embark as many people as possible, sport and nature lovers, to make them discover the beauty of nature and join us in our navigations around the planet. In the meantime, the maxi-trimaran, the biggest racing multihull in the world, had to integrate Sails of Change’s colors, while carrying the #30×30 campaign, a global call to action aiming to protect at least 30% of the ocean and land by 2030.
We decided to work with French artist Jean-Baptiste Epron, whose job is to imagine, draw and design boat’s identities. A reference in the sailing world, Jean-Baptiste has created more than 350 boat designs, for teams that competed on the most prestigious races in the world. He actually designed most of the Spindrift boats. If you love racing yachts, you’ve probably seen a lot of JB’s designs without knowing it.
To shine a light on his work, and give you an insight into the design process, we spent an afternoon with him in Brittany – France, where he took us in his office, to tell the story of the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change’s design.
Watch the full video below, and jump into JB’s office.