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J/45 first cruising test with Benjamin Dutreux

September 4th, 2021 news
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🇬🇧 Discover the video of the new 45 at sea!

In the perpetual search for excellence in all levels, we wanted for our new unit, the J/45, to have an outside eye on both sides: performance and quality of life on board, by the famous skipper Benjamin Dutreux.

This local skipper, based in Sables d’Olonne, Benjamin Dutreux has shared same values as the yard for many years. Finishing in 9th place in the Vendée Globe 2021, Benjamin stood out during the race for his ability to compete with the best, with one of the oldest boats in the fleet, without foil! He was the revelation of VG 2021.

Through his technical approach, preferring simplicity, reliability and performance, Benjamin’s values are perfectly in line with those of the yard. This is how we wanted to benefit from his technical expertise and feedback to test the new 45.

We were thus able to offer Benjamin the opportunity to spend 1 week aboard the new J/45, cruising the Atlantic coast. His feedback and technical expertise confirm us our choices in the development of the boat, combining comfort at sea, performance and easing maneuvering for a double-handed.

Discover the first week of Benjamin Dutreux’s cruise, aboard the new 45!
The boat t will be present at the Cannes Yachting Festival in World Premiere 7-12 september! Book your visit!

 🇫🇷 À la recherche perpétuelle d’excellence dans tous les niveaux, nous avons souhaité pour notre nouvelle unité avoir un avis extérieur aussi bien sur ses performances qu’à sa qualité de vie à bord, par le célèbre skipper Benjamin Dutreux.

Skipper local, basé aux Sables d’Olonne, Benjamin Dutreux partage les mêmes valeurs que le chantier depuis de nombreuses années. Arrivé 9ème au Vendée Globe 2021, Benjamin s’est fait remarquer durant la course par sa capacité à concurrencer les meilleurs, avec l’un des plus vieux bateaux de la flotte, sans foil ! Ce fut la révélation du VG 2021

Par son approche technique, préférant la simplicité, la fiabilité et la performance, les valeurs de Benjamin se rapprochent parfaitement avec celles du chantier et de la marque J/Boats. C’est ainsi que nous avons souhaité bénéficier de son expertise technique et de ses retours d’expérience pour tester le nouveau J/45.

Nous avons ainsi proposé à Benjamin de passer 1 semaine à bord du nouveau J/45, en croisière sur la côte Atlantique. Ses retours et son expertise technique nous ont permis de confirmer nos choix dans le développement du J/45, alliant confort en mer, performance en navigation et facilité de manœuvre pour un équipage réduit.

Découvrez en image la première semaine de croisière de Benjamin Dutreux, à bord du J/45.

Le J/45 sera en première mondiale au Yachting Festival de Cannes, du 7 au 12 septembre 2021 – Venez le découvrir!

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