ABOUT US

 

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.

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OUR STORY

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.


KEY DATES

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2009

Launch of the F18 pro team with Olivier Backes & Arnaud Jarlegan


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March 2010

Launch of the first windsurfing sail line


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July 2010

Olivier & Arnaud are crowned F18 world champion


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April 2011

Launch of the first F18 Phantom prototype


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April 2012

The first F18 Phantom production boats hit the water


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July 2012

The first Flying Phantom prototype hits the water


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September 2012

Olivier Backes & Matthieu Vandame are crowned F18 world champion in Los Angeles on the F18 Phantom


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Early 2013

Start of the collaboration with Groupama Sailing Team and Franck Cammas


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Spring 2014

The first Flying Phantom Elite production boats hit the water


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Spring 2015

The Flying Phantom Series are launched


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Spring 2015

Launch of the Red Bull Foiling Generation program for the youth


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2016

Over 100 Flying Phantom Elite are sold around the world. Record entries in the FP Series, with 23 boats


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January 2017

Launch of the Flying Phantom ESSENTIEL a more accessible, freeride foiling catamaran

 


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December 2017

Launch of the Flying Phantom Ultimate, the high performance weapon


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January 2018

Launch of PHANTOM WINDSURFING with IRIS sails and boards


OUR TEAM 

 

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