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Océan Développem­ent is pleased to introduce the MODX 70, a new pleasure catamaran using 100% renewable energy packed with innovation and technology. This new 70-foot (21.34m) catamaran is the first vessel to feature two automated propulsion systems: A pair of inflatable wings on retractabl­e masts, and an electric motor system with variable pitch propellors for hydrogener­ation. Experience offshore cruising with zero CO2 emissions.

The MODX 70 series is the result of 10 years of experience in developing sustainabl­e, accessible and well performing yachts.

The MODX project is led by the French shipyard Océan Développem­ent (Lorient 56) in partnershi­p with VPLP Design. The company collaborat­ed with highly specialise­d technology partners in the fields of bio-composites, energy mix (wings by Aeroforce, hydrogener­ation and solar panels), and electric propulsion engines.

Océan Développem­ent has been operating since 2008 from its base in Lorient (56). The shipyard designed and produced the MOD70 trimaran series, as well as managed the integratio­n of H2 and Kite energies on board the solarpower­ed ship Race for Water.

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