27/01/2009


Fusion - The news from Fusion France "Atlantic"

The very beginning of this new year is already full of great emotions for the team of Fusion France. Following the Paris Boat Show, which has been very rich with a lot of ...

... contacts and new projects, we have followed with great attention the Transatlantic of Kangaroo... 

Kangaroo from Antillas : They have reached the other side !! After 13 days crossing the Atlantic, only sailing, the Kangaroo crew saw the land of Martinica straight ahead. Muriel was awake at night when the first lights appeared still far away. Even if the Transatlantic was obviously corresponding to their expectations, they felt a lot f excitement when touching the ground with their feet after 2384 miles crossed, meaning 183 miles per day.  

Their average speed has been of 8 knots, with sometimes surfing at more than 15 knots and also long moments waiting for the wind. But even then, their patience of sailors was stronger than the engines. Discover soon some videos of their sailing on our website ! Later on, one engine revealing some problems, they decided to change their destination after 6 days of Transatlantic, and they headed towards Martinica. Abandoning Guyana was first disappointing for them, but they quickly forgot thanks to fructuous fishings. At the menu : white Thuna and Royal Dorade. 

The Atomium´s first skin 

The deck mould is now ready and the master piece of the hull comes next. A few days ago, our lamination team started putting the gelcoat as well as the first fiber glass layers in order to make the Hull mould of the boat. The owner doesn´t speak about something else anymore; he is getting ready for his first regatta with the Atomium 9.50 : the Olive tree race (Course de l´Olivier). 

A Fusion 40 for rental ? 

Fusion France goes on launching new projects. During the Paris Boat Show, people have shown strong interest for renting a Fusion 40 catamaran in France. This is how the idea of building a boat dedicated to be part of a fleet for rent on the French Atlantic cost was born. Such a project will allow our Boatyard to have a Demo boat available for seatrials. So cross your fingers ! 

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