Yannick Bestaven at the helm with Gilles Wagner

Sustainable energy made in France

Vendée Globe winner Yannick Bestaven equips Privilège with hydro generator

The 2021 Vendée Globe winner Yannick Bestaven is undoubtedly one of the best sailors in the world. In addition to his irrepressible passion for offshore sailing Yannick has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit by founding the Watt & Sea in 2009, which is developing the latest generation of hydro generators made in France. These hydro generators are providing catamarans with a self-sufficient supply of clean and sustainable energy on board.

Yannick Bestaven inspects solar panels on deck of eco-friendly sailing catamaran
Group photo of Yannick Bestaven, Gilles Wagner, and friends on bow of eco-friendly sailing catamaran
Gilles Wagner and Yannick Bestaven tour eco-friendly catamaran
Gilles Wagner and Yannick Bestaven pose for photo on board sailing catamaran, french flag waves in background, seabirds out of focus in water off coastline

The Privilège Signature 510 “HORUS” is also equipped with this sustainable energy production technology. Yannick Bestaven took the opportunity to test the hydroelectric generator on the French Atlantic coast with CEO Gilles Wagner.

“Circumnavigating the world with a Privilège is certainly the more luxurious option than with a minimally equipped Imoca racer,” grins Bestaven during the tour of the bright red catamaran. “And in terms of comfort, Privilège can't be beaten on the water!”

Hydro generator mounted under eco-friendly sailing catamaran

"It was a very special honour to welcome Yannick Bestaven on board "HORUS". He is a great person who has made a strong interest in sustainability and our blue water catamarans. Even though Yannick is used to top speeds on the water, he was quite impressed by the good sailing characteristics of our Privilège Signature 510. Our customer is thrilled to be able to provide himself with emission-free energy for an unlimited period of time on the ocean."

Rachel Quillaud
Sales & Marketing Privilège

Yannick Bestaven has conversation on deck of sustainable catamarans with owner of "Horus"

© Privilège / Olivier Blanchet

 

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