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Mastervolt components help participants through Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 in the closest finish in the regatta’s history. The nail-biting final stage of this iconic round-the-world sailing race initially saw three teams well-placed to take the overall win – Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE and Team Brunel – and these were in fact the three eventual leaders. Team Akzo Nobel finished fourth, Vestas 11th Hour Racing fifth, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag sixth and Turn the Tide on Plastic seventh. We congratulate all teams on their respective results: whichever position they finished in, in our eyes they are all winners! We would also like to express our sympathy to the friends and family of John Fisher, crew member on Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, who was lost at sea. He will always be remembered.


We feel that the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was a very exciting one. As an official race supplier, we are proud to note that the seven Mastervolt/CZone electrical systems, built completely with off-the-shelf components, endured extreme conditions without any problems, defects or service issues. We were also delighted that our M-Team could provide top-notch support to all the crews and personnel at the Boatyard in such a great spirit of partnership and cooperation. We would like to thank the organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race for letting us join their amazing community for the second time. We hope to meet again soon.

For the latest videos and a full description of the electrical system provided by Mastervolt for the Volvo Ocean Race, see our dedicated website