Esimit Europa 2, the world’s fastest 30 meter super Maxi yacht with a speed of up to 35 knots, was launched and christened this week in Cannes. Under the patronage of Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, the yacht is building upon its 15-year tradition of connecting European nations.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller explicitly noted that “the mere fact of the multilingual and multicultural crew, an ensemble of individualities, brought together on board the yacht, is the embodiment of the diversity and unity of Europe from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains.”

Slovenian Igor Simčič, the yacht’s owner and Esimit Europa project General Manager, outlined the team’s goals, which will compete in the 5 most prestigious European regattas as an ambassador of the European Energy movement.

The yacht is 30 meters long and 5.3 meters wide with 44 meter high mast and 5.2 meter draft, and takes 26 crew. The mast was manufactured by US company Southern Spars, and the hull by Australian company McConaghy Boats. The Esimit Europa 2 design and technology to make a unique sailing vessel.