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CDK Technologies at the Breton shipyard has been sold to an investment fund

CDK Technologies at the Breton shipyard has been sold to an investment fund

CDK Technologies at the Breton shipyard changed hands with the retirement of Philip Vaak, who had been at the helm of the company for more than thirty years. He sold the company to Inspiring Sport Capital, an investment firm based in Paris and London that has pledged not to modify Breton’s corporate strategy.

CDK Technologies, with an annual turnover of 12 million euros and one hundred employees, has a proven track record. Several marine racing yachts have come out of this shipyard with headquarters in Lorient (Morbihan) and Port-la-Foret (Finistere). Specializing in composite technical parts (hulls, masts, booms and chips), CDK Technologies has notably built François Gabbard’s Banque Populaire XI or SVR Lazartigue.

Investment of 600 thousand euros

To lead the company, Cyril Abiteboul, who was, between 2015 and 2021, Renault F1 manager, was called in. Specialist in international competitions. There are, he says, “similarities between motor racing and sailing racing.” At CDK Technologies, Cyril Abiteboul is flanked by Yann Dollo and Stéphane Digard who were Philippe Facque’s closest collaborators.

In response to its growth, CDK Technologies launched a €600,000 investment to expand its headquarters in Port-la-Forêt. At Lorient, the shipyard is expected to rapidly double in size in order to move from 6,000 to 12,000 square meters in area.

The arena is currently building several offshore racing boats such as those planned for the Charal and Maître Coq groups.

His skills go beyond sea racing. CDK Technologies is a prominent member of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique project builders’ consortium, which foreshadows the boats of the future to carry passengers by sail. CDK is responsible for building the protester’s mast.

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