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Vendée Globe 2024 pre-order

12 March 2024

Zodiac Nautic, Official Partner of the 2024-2025 Vendée Globe! 

On November 10th, join us for the Vendée Globe adventure: 42 Zodiacs will be at the start of the legendary race, a veritable institution since 1989.  Live the race with us and reserve your boat now, which will have accompanied the greatest skippers on their round-the-world voyage! 

3 unique and numbered limited-edition models available: 

  • 5x OPEN 6.5: 3 units available in mid-November 2024 and 2 units in March 2025 
  • 34x PRO 7: 17 units available in mid-November 2024 and 17 units in March 2025 
  • And 2x PRO 850: 2 units available in March 2025 

All boats will be powered by Mercury Marine engines, with Navicom electronics on board. 

Come and discover them live just before the race:  

  • A PRO 7 was presented at the Salon Nautique de La Ciotat – Les Nauticales 2024 from March 20 to 25, 2024. 
  • Then this PRO 7 will be visible at the Salon Nautique d’Arcachon from April 19 to 21, 2024. 
  • All models will be on display in the port of Les Sables d’Olonne for 1 month before the start of the Vendée Globe from mid-October to mid-November 2024. 

OPEN 6.5 VENDÉE GLOBE 2024 LIMITED EDITION

Selling price: 49 966€ ex VAT

instead of 65 456€ ex VAT

20% deposit of 59,960€ incl. french VAT :  11 992€

Payment with Alma in 2, 3 or 4x

Open 6.5 Zodiac Vendée Globe 2024

SPECIFIC EQUIPMENTS 

– Mooring guide bow roller
– Mooring bitt
– Tilting console with Top Extension and Hydraulic Steering
– Bolster tube with backrest
– Roll-Bar
– Rear platforms with bathing ladder
– EVA Deck
– MERCURY F 150 XL Engine 

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENTS 

– Navigation lights on Roll-Bar
– Flashing lights
– 12 V / USB plug
– GPS Sounder NOVA 10 – TA Chirp 95 transducer – Navionic chart Bay of Biscay and English Channel
– Fixed VHF Navicom RT1050 with Roll-Bar antenna
– HP 7.7 XS Sport series 240-watt speaker with Led
– Piranha P3 underwater LED, cobalt blue 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT 

– Guy COTTEN gear bag including coastal gear
– 4 automatic life jackets
– 4 black Jobe Contour fenders
– Anchor + Mooring lines

 

3 units available from mid-November 2024 and 2 units in March 2025 

PRO 7 VENDÉE GLOBE 2024 LIMITED EDITION

Selling price: 58 301€ ex VAT

instead of 76 374€ ex VAT

20% deposit of 69 960€ incl. french VAT :  13 992€

Payment with Alma in 2, 3 or 4x

Pro 7.5 Zodiac Vendée Globe 2024

SPECIFIC EQUIPMENTS

– Mooring guide bow roller
– Bow Rail / Mooring Bitt
– HXLS Console with Top Extension and Hydraulic Steering
– Pro Bolster with backrest
– 3 Seats Bench with with side handles
– Roll-Bar with mooring cleats
– Rear platforms with bathing ladder
– EVA Deck
– MERCURY F 200 XL Engine

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENTS

– Navigation lights on Roll-Bar
– Flashing lights
– 12 V / USB plug
– GPS Sounder NOVA 10 – TA Chirp 95 transducer – Navionic
chart Bay of Biscay and English Channel
– Fixed VHF Navicom RT1050 w/ Roll-Bar antenna
– HP 7.7 XS Sport series 240-watt speaker with Led
– Piranha P3 underwater LED, cobalt blue

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

– Guy COTTEN gear bag including coastal gear
– 4 automatic life jackets
– 4 black Jobe Contour fenders
– Seasafe 4-person coastal liferaft bag
– Anchor + Mooring lines

17 units available from mid-November 2024 and 17 units in March 2025

PRO 850 VENDÉE GLOBE 2024 LIMITED EDITION

Sales price: 107 478€ ex VAT

Instead of 141  000€ ex VAT

20% deposit of 128 970€ incl. french VAT :  25 974€

Payment with Alma in 2, 3 or 4x

Pro 850 Zodiac Vendée Globe 2024

SPECIFIC EQUIPMENTS

– Mooring guide bow roller
– Mooring bitt
– HXLS Console with Top Extension and Hydraulic Steering
– T-Top
– 4 Shockwave suspension jockey seats
– Rear Bench Seat
– Roll-Bar
– EVA Deck
– MERCURY 2 x F 200 XL Twin Engines

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENTS

– Navigation lights on Roll-Bar
– Flashing lights
– 12 V / USB plug
– GPS Sounder NOVA 10 – TA Chirp 95 transducer – Navionic
chart Bay of Biscay and English Channel
– Fixed VHF Navicom RT1050 + AIS (receiver and sender) with Roll-Bar antenna
– HP 7.7 XS Sport series 240-watt speaker with Led
– Piranha P3 underwater LED, cobalt blue

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

– Guy COTTEN gear bag including coastal gear
– 4 automatic life jackets
– 4 black Jobe Contour fenders
– Seasafe 4-person coastal liferaft bag
– Anchor + Mooring lines

 

2 units available in March 2025

A bit of history 

Vendée Globe 2024 Zodiac

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, the Vendée Globe has captured the imagination of the world, providing a showcase for intrepid sailors and their exploits at sea. In this daring adventure, Zodiac became an invaluable partner for the first time in 2008, lending its support to this epic race. Let’s retrace the history of this emblematic collaboration, which has shaped the very essence of the Vendée Globe.

Zodiac, a tradition of excellence at sea

Since its creation in 1896, Zodiac has been intimately involved in some of the world’s greatest round-the-world adventures. From polar expeditions to ocean crossings, such as Alain Bombard’s in 1952, Zodiac boats have been chosen by the greatest explorers for their incomparable reliability and performance. This tradition of excellence has naturally led Zodiac to become involved in major sailing events that share the same values, including the Vendée Globe. Signing the partnership with the Vendée Globe 2024 is a great source of pride for Zodiac and its staff. It requires a commitment from all teams – marketing, design office, production, logistics, sales in order to provide 42 RIBs that will supervise and ensure the safety of the competitors.

Unwavering support for sailors

In 2008, Zodiac marked a turning point in the Vendée Globe by providing the organization for the first time with no fewer than 60 Zodiac Pro Open 650, representing the second generation of this boat with a new console and bolster. This contribution was crucial in ensuring the smooth running of the race, providing sailors with reliable, high-performance safety boats.

Four years later, in 2012, as IMOCA performance continued to evolve, Zodiac adapted its offering to meet changing needs. Although the Pro Open 650 remained a preferred choice with a new float decoration, the brand also made available larger boats such as the Pro 750, Pro 850 and N-ZO 700. This flexibility in Zodiac’s offering has provided sailors with a varied range of equipment to suit all weather conditions.

A promising future of collaboration

As the Vendée Globe continues to inspire generations of sailors and sailing enthusiasts, Zodiac remains committed to supporting this extraordinary adventure. Drawing on its expertise and heritage, the brand is ready to take on the challenges ahead, and to continue pushing back the boundaries of ocean exploration alongside the Vendée Globe sailors.

An adventure with many challenges

Over the years, Zodiac has enjoyed some memorable moments in the Vendée Globe, and has also met some challenging challenges. In 2008, the sales team had to transport 60 boats on trailers from the Zodiac factory in Rochefort to Les Sables d’Olonne, a challenge successfully met despite adverse weather conditions. It was during this edition that we organized the photoshoot of the Z with our boats, a great source of pride for our teams to have succeeded in this challenge, even though the weather conditions were not the best, with waves of 4 to 6m.

Vendée Globe 2024 Zodiac

In 2012, the Vendée Globe organization provided us with a hangar to store the boats before the opening of the village and after the start.

This hangar had been unoccupied for a long time and had become the home of a large family of pigeons. The day after the boats arrived, we were unpleasantly surprised to find them covered in droppings. The Zodiac teams had to roll up their sleeves to clean all the boats.

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