New HUGO BOSS yacht
This year Alex Thomson Racing completed the build of their brand new IMOCA 60 racing yacht. Alex will be competing in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship. Alex’s goal is to be the first British team to win the Vendée Globe in 2016-17. As it stands today, Alex is the only British entry for the next edition of the Vendée Globe.
The new 60ft racing yacht sponsored by HUGO BOSS has been designed by VPLP/Verdier and the Alex Thomson Racing Team and built at Green Marine in Southampton. The yacht has been built entirely of carbon fibre using similar technologies to Formula 1 and has taken 40,000 man hours to build. This new generation of IMOCA 60 will feature ‘lifting foils’ which will allow Alex to break all previous speed and record boundaries. World renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic created the aesthetic graphic design including the black deck and hull, and unique honeycomb pattern on the deck.
This is Britain’s best chance to claim the Vendée Globe trophy.
British skipper Alex Thomson is a major talent in international yacht racing. Competing in the high-speed, extreme IMOCA 60 class, Alex has been sponsored by HUGO BOSS since 2003, making their relationship one of the longest in sailing sports sponsorship.
HUGO BOSS have sponsored Alex since 2003, boasting a 12 year long partnership, one of the longest sponsorships in the world of sailing. Alex and his racing team complement the HUGO BOSS brand. His style and character along with his achievements in offshore racing, combined with his record breaking results cements this longstanding successful partnership.