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Propaganda 2! was originally a Beneteau First Class 12. This magnificent 12 meter monohull has a beam of 3.8 metres and was built in 1987 by the expert hands of Jean Marie Finot, one of the greatest naval architects of his generation. This one tonner complies with the International Offshore Racing rules and was based on the plans of the winner of the Admiral’s Cup, a regatta in the spirit of the America’s Cup, which groups crews from great nations with the reputation of world sailing cup.
As Propaganda 2! has a personality which is completely different from yachts constructed more recently, the challenge has been to maintain her spirit unchanged despite fitting her out to compete with fast, new boats. A full overhaul and modernisation programme has transformed her into a real testbed for the latest sailing technologies and materials.
About two men
Marc Willame is a graduate of Ecam (École Centrale des Arts et Métiers) and of the IAG (Louvain-La Neuve). He is a realistically-minded engineer who has the ability to make technology work with business. He has always been interested in technology and discovering new areas, and has recently engaged in managing the French subsidiary of a leading Spanish group (JMA) in key cutting and copying machinery. Marc speaks fluent French, English and Dutch.
Benoit Cornet is sincerely driven by his passions. He graduated from the ICHEC (Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and specialised in business-to-business marketing. Ben left a management job at Procter & Gamble to re-engineer the after sales service at Scitex, a high-tech firm based in Israel. Following a brief period at an internet start-up, which had the right idea at the wrong time, he founded Alterface as an innovative technology company. Today, after 16 years of constant evolution and revolution, the company has become a worldwide leader in interactive ride solutions for the entertainment and amusement park industry. Benoit speaks fluent French, English and Dutch, and has a solid foundation in Mandarin.