100 feet superyacht


We have made the design of a 100 feet superyacht, after an international design competition won by finot-conq. For the future owner of this amazing boat, the project could be summed up in one short sentence :

The world's fastest 100' cruising yacht, for 12 passengers and 3 to 4 crew members.



After three years of a very involving project, the FC3 100’ went through its first sea trials in July. The performance is definitely there : more than 11 knots under code zero in 7 knots of true wind speed. The sail plan, optimized for the light airs of the Med, works as expected. The helm is very well balanced and reactive, the boat accelerates with the lightest puff.
This boat receive two award in 2014

478 See a video from Tanguy Conq  here.

See a video from voile magazine here.

See a video from voiles et voiliers here.

See the CG video of the project here.


349 To attain this goal, the yacht will be a real "Open" typed boat, with a chined hull, probably wider than on any other 100 footer. The lifting keel will allow a deeper draft while sailing, and the boat will be entirely made of carbon, with Nomex interiors, to keep the displacement at a minimum. The mast will rise to 46+ metres above the waterline, and will feature runners to allow for a square-top mainsail. Lateral waterballasts, of more than 9 tons each side, increase the boat's power and limit the heel.

392 The deck features a huge cockpit, with a guests area, a technical area and a large aft sundeck. The dinghy garage door also serves as a bathing platform.








444 445 The panoramic coachroof allows a 360° vision to the sea from the deck saloon. The owner's and guests cabins (all but one) are located in front of this saloon. Aft, there is another guests cabin, a technical compartment, the galley, and a comfortable living area for the crew, with a mess, two cabins and two bathrooms.


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General dimensions
Hull length30.48m
Draft5.40m / 3.00m lifting
Water ballasts9.5t each side
Upwind sail area690m2
Downwind sail area1400m2
Fresh water tanks2000l
Fuel tanks4000l
Engine300 CV
MaterialsCarbon - Epoxy - Nomex - SAN foam
Naval ArchitecteFinot Conq
exterior designPierreForgia/Finot Conq
interior designPierreForgia/Finot Conq  Maxi Dolphin  P Frutschi
Project ManagerFrançois Boucher
ShipyardMaxi Dolphin



Photos : Richard Sprang, Gilles  Martin-Raget , Pierre Forgia


Update on 03/07/2014 :