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Malizia II

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Malizia II
Other namesGitana 16
Nation Germany
ClassIMOCA 60
Designer(s)VPLP design, Guillaume Verdier
BuilderMultiplast, Vannes
Racing career
SkippersBoris Herrmann

Malizia II is an IMOCA 60 monohull sailing yacht, designed by VPLP and Guillaume Verdier and constructed by Multiplast in France.[1][2]

The boat served as a transport vessel for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who sailed across the North Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth to New York City in August 2019 without causing carbon dioxide emissions during the voyage. The trip was led by Boris Herrmann. Thunberg's crossing of the Atlantic started on 14 August 2019, and concluded on 28 August.[3]

Gitana Team

In 2000, Benjamin de Rothschild founded the Gitana Team.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Malizia II - Yacht Club de Monaco". IMOCO. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ "The Yacht". Boris Herrmann Racing.
  3. ^ Justine Calma (28 August 2019). "Greta Thunberg wraps up 15-day carbon-free voyage to New York City". The Verge.

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