IMOCA 60 CLASS
The IMOCA class is an Open class in which 60ft Monohulls compete in the Ocean Masters circuit. The class is made up of over forty active skippers who take part in the IMOCA Ocean races. The championship is made up of two round the world races, a round Europe race and several other Transatlantic ocean races. This provides an international racing platform for the skippers. https://www.imoca.org
Hugo Boss 2015
Designed by VPLP/Verdier alongside Alex Thomson Racing, the current HUGO BOSS racing yacht was launched in September 2015. Custom-made for skipper Thomson, this was the second boat ever to be built by the Alex Thomson Racing team. The yacht features a one design mast and keel, as specified by the latest rules of the IMOCA class, and was first raced in October 2015 in the 5,000nm Transat Jacques-Vabre race.
Designed and built to be as light as possible – in order to optimize speed – HUGO BOSS was also constructed with reliability in mind. The boat is made entirely of carbon fibre, an incredibly lightweight yet durable material, capable of withstanding the brutal conditions of round-the-world yacht racing. The boat features hydrofoils – something never before seen on a HUGO BOSS boat – designed to reduce drag and optimize speed. The honeycomb patterned deck, meanwhile – devised by world-renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic – is built from light, strong Nomex, while clean carbon surfaces optimize strength and weight.
HUGO BOSS is the first entirely black sailing yacht in the world, a feature made possible by functional pigments with heat-reflecting properties within the paint. The boat mirrors the core BOSS brand values – innovation, craftsmanship, precision and perfection.
Hugo Boss 2014-2015
Previously Virbac-Paprec, this VPLP/Verdier designed IMOCA 60 finished 4th in the 2012-13 Vendee Globe with Jean-Pierre Dick at the helm. As HUGO BOSS she won the 2014 Ocean Masters Race from New York- Barcelona. Alex and co-skipper Pepe Ribes then competed in the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race and retired after being dismasted in the South Atlantic after leading the fleet in 1st position and breaking two race records.
Hugo Boss 2011-2014
The Farr designed HUGO BOSS was bought by Alex Thomson Racing in 2011 ahead of the Transat Jacques Vabre where Alex and co-skipper Guillermo Altadill finished in Costa Rica in 2nd place. Alex broke the West to East Transat record in 2012 and went on to finish 3rd in the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe completing the race in 80 days. In 2013 Alex finished 3rd in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Alex also completed his famous #Mastwalk on this HUGO BOSS.
Hugo Boss 2010-2013
The Juan K designed ex-Pindar IMOCA 60 was christened as HUGO BOSS in 2010 and finished 7th in the Barcelona World Race with skippers Andy MeikleJohn and Wouter Verbraak. She finished 2nd in class in the 2011 Sydney Hobart and then went on to complete a world tour for sponsor HUGO BOSS, with stops in Asia, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, USA and Canada.
Hugo Boss 2007-2010
The Finot designed HUGO BOSS was the first yacht built specifically for Alex Thomson, and successfully finished 2nd in the 2007-08 Barcelona World Race with co-skipper Andrew Cape. In 2007 Alex broke the world monohull distance record sailing 501 miles in 24hours.
This HUGO BOSS is also famous for Alex’s legendary #Keelwalk which was released in 2012.