Team leader, maritime department, VPLP Design

Simon Watin

Simon serves as the team leader for the maritime department at VPLP Design. With a degree in engineering Polytechnique and naval architecture from the ENSTA in Paris, Simon has specialized in performance prediction for racing yachts. Within VPLP Design he has been involved in high tech racing programmes from Vendee 60′ Imocas to Offshore Multihulls and Winged C-Class catamaran design. He was the performance prediction specialist then head of the design team for the Artemis Racing challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, designing AC50 foiling catamarans. Following the 2017 america’s cup, he’s been involved in Artemis Technologies, the applied technology spin off from the race team, as its technical director.
For VPLP he now applies his performance oriented racing experience to coordinate the teams’ efforts in designing modern and efficient commercial vessels.