Deputy General Manager, CDK Technologies
Previously heading Eurolarge Innovation, Yann joined CDK Technologies in 2014 as Deputy General Manager. This mechanical engineer boasts a very sound understanding of the economics of ocean racing and brings into play his extensive experience, acquired over 15 years spent in the industrial environment as R&D and finance manager.
Created in January 1984 by Hubert Desjoyeaux, CDK Technologies is the world leading company among IMOCA builders, having completed 9 of them since 1991, winning halves of the Vendee Globes, especially the last 3 editions (FONCIA, MACIF, BANQUE POPULAIRE 8). CDK is the only yard to build 3 IMOCAS for the 2020 Vendee Globe: CHARAL, APIVIA and ARKEA PAPREC.
The yard successfully celebrated its 35th anniversary by building the last top of the range vessels of the ULTIM class, Trimaran MACIF and MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE 9, and is also recognized as a key player to build masts, booms and foils for IMOCAS and ULTIMS.
CDK has become a reference in the construction of large prototype parts made from high performance composites.