Geronimo (yacht)

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Designer(s) VPLP
Launched 2001
Racing career
Skippers Olivier de Kersauson
Displacement 20 t (20 long tons; 22 short tons)
Length 33.80 m (110.9 ft) (LOA)
32 m (105 ft) (LWL)
Beam 21.1 m (69 ft)
Mast height 39 m (128 ft)
Sail area 535 m2 (5,760 sq ft) (upwind)
925 m2 (9,960 sq ft) (downwind)
Crew 10
Sodebo Ultim
Designer(s) VPLP
Launched 2013 (re-launch after modification)
Racing career
Skippers Thomas Coville
Displacement 13 t (13 long tons; 14 short tons)
Length 102 ft (31 m)
Beam 70 ft (21 m)
Mast height 115 ft (35 m)
Sail area 4,779 sq ft (444.0 m2) (upwind)
7,136 sq ft (663.0 m2) (downwind)
Crew 1

Geronimo is a French trimaran designed to break great offshore records. It was skippered by the French yachtsman Olivier de Kersauson. It was launched on Saturday 29 September 2001 in Brest, France by Marie Tabarly.

Geronimo was purchased by Sodebo in February 2013 and renamed Sodebo Ultim. The trimaran was heavily modified with a shorter and lighter central hull, a new mast and new cockpit configuration, making it more suitable for long-distance solo sailing.[1] It is now skippered by Thomas Coville.



Preceded by
Orange with Bruno Peyron
Jules Verne Trophy
Succeeded by
Orange II with Bruno Peyron