THE ECO-FRIENDLY FREIGHT IS POSSIBLE

Zephyr & Borée,
The comeback of traditional sailing freight as a disruptive innovation; a modern freight that combines cutting-edge technologies and wind energy to reach cost effective and sustainable transport solutions
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OUR OBJECTIVES

A CARBON FOOTPRINT DIVIDED BY 5

Through the use high performing sail-wing associated with an hybrid mechanical propulsion, our vessel will have a carbon footprint reduced by 70% and no emissions of sulphur dioxide.

PROMOTE THE ECO-FRIENDLY FREIGHT

Nowadays we can consume products that are eco-friendly, organic, recyclable… yet there is barely no companies that can be proud to offer a green supply chain.

ENCOURAGE THE R&D

We gather the best technologies used in the world sailing competition, merchant navy, and yachting. France is leading the field of naval engineering research, design, and construction. R&D is definitely one of our focus to boost innovation and design greener transport.

THINK AHEAD OF REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

International maritime organization (IMO) steadily strengthens regulation regarding emission of polluting gases to face with environmental concerns.

THE VESSEL

Performances two times higher than the classic sails

Our vessel has two retractable wings designed by VPLP design. With a proven record in the sailing race competition, those patented wings deliver performances two times higher than the classic sails. The wings are entirely computerized to have permanent optimal settings.

  • performing
  • computerized
  • retractable
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The right dimensions

Lenght: 60m
Wide : 12,5m
Tirant d’eau : 2.80m
Surface vélique : 700 m²
Speed : 11 noeuds.02

Continuous optimization of wind energy

The vessel will be equipped with a meteorological routing system integrating wind forecast and performance polars. This technology implemented in partnership with Avelaj that will allow us to optimize continuously the use of wind energy to respect our schedules.

  • Meteorological routing
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Renewable energy generators

To ensure maneuver in the port and assist the wing-sails in case of low wind, the cargo is equipped with an auxiliary diesel-eclectric engine. The needs in electricity for the life on board will be partially covered by modules collecting renewable energies (photovoltaic pannels, retractable hydrokinetic turbine).

  • Renewable energy
  • Diesel-electric engine
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Work with the best experts !

The sailing cargo of tomorrow will be performant and cost effective. To design it, we work with the best experts in the field : 

Marc Van Peteghem, co-founder of the naval achitecture firm VPLP, he is among the most recognised architect in the world. Experts, innovative, and passionate, Marc brings an reliable expertise to the conception of our cargo.  

Michel Chapalain, merchant navy officer, and former fleet manager, is today fouding partner of the maritime engeneering firm Avelaj. Expert in the filed of hybrid nave, Avelaj already worked in the conceprtion of major sailing liners. Michel Chapalain brings a versatile expertise enabling us to combine the most advanced maritime technologies on our cargo. 
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Hervé Moulinier - Founder of “Britany sea research center”

"Zéphyr & Borée project takes the move we need to face the challenge of energy transition. Z&B project is a responsible project and inspires dramatic progress."

A FUTURE SOLUTION

FOSSIL FUEL INDEPENDENCE

The price of freight is correlated to oil prices variations. our vessel has a very low oil energy consumption as a result our competitiveness will rise up with the oil prices increase.

CSR DEVELOPMENT

CSR is now a criteria of business performance and a source of competitive advantage. Using sailing freight enables our partners to reach ambitious CSR objectives and build their difference.

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY AND ECOLOGY

The growing trend of eco-friendly consumption is real. The CSR communication of major multinational companies, the success of eco-friendly product launching, and all the green innovation being marketed in many different industries prove it. Modern companies are sensitive to the increasing environment consciousness of our society and they are looking to adapt their business value chain to it. The impact of supply chain on the environment is becoming a major challenge for companies willing to offer to their customer the eco-friendliest products and services.

INCREASE OF REGULATION CONSTRAINTS

According to OECD the volume of international trade is to grow fourfold by 2050. Consequently, the maritime regulation is step by step prohibiting the use of the most contaminating gases and encouraging the shipping companies to move to alternative solutions.

Fund raising
Technical studies
Customer prospection
SLEEPLESS NIGHT
COFFEE LITERS
MILES

THE TEAM

NILS JOYEUX

CEO
A merchant navy officer, Nils worked on various types of merchant ships, as mate and engineer, then he was a research fellow for the ENSM before founding Z&B.

Amaury Bolvin

COO
Graduated from EDHEC Business School, Amaury was previously financial analyst in a consulting firm and then business developper in Asia.

VICTOR DEPOERS

CTO
A versatile officer in the merchant navy, Victor initially worked on tankers before working as a technical director in Polynesia for the company Degage.

BERNARD PEIGNON

CSO
Captain of the merchant navy, Bernard then worked as a shipping agent, then as operations director and line director for various shipping companies (Delmas, CMA CGM, ERL).

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CONTACT DETAILS

  • AddressZéphyr & Borée,
    38 rue Gabriel Péri
    44 100 Nantes
  • Phone+33 6 62 64 38 92
    +33 6 63 37 26 54
  • Emailcontact@zephyretboree.com