Aderco joins SP80’s daring quest
Aderco becomes an Official Supporter of SP80 in its quest for the world sailing speed record!
SP80 is a team of highly skilled EPFL engineers and students who are combining sailing, kiteboarding and engineering with the bold purpose of outperforming the current world sailing speed record. The team is currently building a trimaran boat, able to reach 80 knots (150 km/h) with the wind as its sole source of power. SP80 envisions unique solutions and daring concepts that have great potential in the sailing world. But their approach goes beyond just breaking a record : they eventually hope to demonstrate the application of a new set of technologies and tools in fast marine transport, offshore sailing and energy production, which can lead to quite a revolution in the industry.
For SP80, this partnership makes it possible to serenely consider the first sailings of its boat to reach 80 knots (150km/h): "We met the Aderco Team during the Maritime Transport Effiency Conference in Geneva, and we immediately got along very well", says Mayeul van den Broek, co-founder of SP80. "Our two companies rely on the same strenghts: innovation, audacity and above all, pioneeringspirit. With the lauch of the boat approaching, we are proud to have partners who share our values at our side."
"We had the chance at the end of 2022 to meet a young and dynamic SP80 team with a project that immediately appealed to me. Their goal of setting a sailing speed record intrigued me, as did their technology, which could provide solutions for decarbonization in the maritime sector. We are happy to share this adventure with SP80, which shares our values in terms of technology, innovation, and environment", said Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco.