Welcome to the world of Phantom, where the finest sailing and windsurfing design merges with our passion for innovation and art.
Whether you are sailing a Flying Phantom or windsurfing with an IRIS sail, you will enjoy a unique experience with products that are designed and built with performance in mind.
Our state-of-the-art designs and engineering processes are part of Phantom’s DNA and reflect our core values: excellence, integrity, responsibility.
A passion for design and innovation
Founder Alex Udin started making sails at the age of 16. Passionate about sailing and windsurfing, he started working in R&D lofts in Maui back in 2001 and founded his sailmaking company in 2003, designing high performance sails for famous boatyards and professional sailors like Franck Cammas and François Gabart.
Phantom has built a solid experience with new design technologies such as Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interaction Analysis, working closely with some of the best experts in the yachting industry.
Phantom International is the pioneer of foiling beach catamarans. We have been designing, testing and producing foiling cats since 2012, and our ambition is to remain at the pinnacle of racing catamarans design while making foiling more accessible.
And now there's more on our list of goals. Extending our range to windsurfing products was a natural path as both worlds are connected by the sea, the wind, speed and freedom.
Launch of the F18 pro team with Olivier Backes & Arnaud Jarlegan
Launch of the first windsurfing sail line
Olivier & Arnaud are crowned F18 world champion
Launch of the first F18 Phantom prototype
The first F18 Phantom production boats hit the water
The first Flying Phantom prototype hits the water
Olivier Backes & Matthieu Vandame are crowned F18 world champion in Los Angeles on the F18 Phantom
Start of the collaboration with Groupama Sailing Team and Franck Cammas
The first Flying Phantom Elite production boats hit the water
The Flying Phantom Series are launched
Launch of the Red Bull Foiling Generation program for the youth
Over 100 Flying Phantom Elite are sold around the world. Record entries in the FP Series, with 23 boats
Launch of the Flying Phantom ESSENTIEL a more accessible, freeride foiling catamaran
Launch of the Flying Phantom Ultimate, the high performance weapon
Launch of PHANTOM WINDSURFING with IRIS sails and boards
Alex Udin, Founder and General Manager
Emmanuel Messiaen, Sales & Marketing Manager
Jessee Besson, Sales & Events
Flavie Caulier, Sales & Communication
Laure Udin, Accounting department
Arthur Boc-Ho, Skipper and Technical expert
Elie Lefeuvbre, Technical Engineering
César Hardelay, Naval Engineer intern
Pierre Le Bihan, Fluid Dynamics Engineer intern
Arnaud Ratouli, Warehouse/ Technical maintenance