Since 2004, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede holds the sailing round the world tour record from East to West (Global Challenge – non-stop round the world tour against hell or high water) on board of his aluminium boat “ADRIEN”. His record : 122 days, 14 hours, 3 minutes and 49 seconds.

His boat, “ADRIEN”, with an aluminium hull was achieved by:

Architect : GILLES VATON Aluminium 5083 : in partnership with PECHINEY Kit plasma cutting : ALMET MARINE Nantes Shipyard: GAMELIN in La Rochelle

ALMET Marine had the privilege, with other partners, to work on this extraordinary adventure with this special sailor.