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Beyond the Sea, the power of the wind to serve sailors and the planet

Our mission ?

To actively participate in the decarbonization of the maritime transport and to preserve our marine environment by developing complementary propulsion solutions using wind energy for all ships using fossil fuels.

The solutions developed by Beyond the Sea are available and accessible now, to act for the planet against polluting gas emissions.

Our history

  • 1985

    Yves Parlier won the Mini Transat with a carbon fiber mast, which has become an essential part of offshore racing

  • 1992

    Yves Parlier participates in his first Vendée Globe, with a safety kite on board his boat

  • 1996

    Yves Parlier completes his first round-the-world trip without fossil fuels on his monohull Aquitaine Innovations

  • 2000

    Yves Parlier dismasted off New Zealand during his 3rd Vendée Globe. He repaired his mast by himself and finished the race in 13th position, but he won by himself.

  • 2004

    Yves Parlier’s Hydraplaneur Mediatis Région Aquitaine is launched

  • 2006

    Yves Parlier breaks the record for the longest distance covered solo in 24 hours with the Hydraplaneur

  • 2014

    Creation of Beyond the Sea by Yves Parlier

  • 2018

    First sale of the LibertyKite

  • 2019

    Creation of the SeaKite product

  • 2020

    Ten Vendée Globe racers carry a sealed LibertyKite to be used in case of damage

  • 2021

    First sale of the SeaKite system in New Zealand

  • 2021

    Financing of Time for the Planet up to one million euros and obtaining the Solar Impulse innovation label

  • 2022

    Launching of the SeaKite demonstrator, 100% ecological and without greenhouse gas emissions

Our team

  • Yves PARLIER

    President
  • Marc THIENPONT

    General Manager
  • Françoise GRÉGOIRE

    Administrative and accounting manager
  • Yahia HADJ SAID

    Mechatronics Manager
  • Patrice TAY

    Project Manager Le SeaKite
  • Antoine BRIOULLET

    Embedded systems engineer
  • Éric PELAPRAT

    Technical sales representative
  • Corto YERLÈS

    Naval engineer design office
  • Selma NEMOUCHI

    Legal Manager
  • Valentin MÉNARD

    Project Manager
  • Antoine DECHAUFOUR

    Technical sales engineer
  • Armelle HERVIEU

    Communication and partnerships manager
  • Charlie DROUILLARD

    Preparatory technician
  • Eneko CARRERE

    Design engineer
  • Younes DOUANI

    Embedded systems engineer
  • Tanguy LEAU

    Automatic engineer, project manager
  • Marion GAILLARD

    Communication officer
  • Clément LACAZE

    Communication officer
  • Julien VIGIER

    Technical preparer

Our company is supported by a global citizen movement

Time for the Planet’s thousands of shareholders have chosen to invest in our company, which is the first nugget they have partnered with.

Our research is supported by the New Aquitaine Region

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, which has always invested in innovation, supports Le SeaKite, a catamaran laboratory for companies working to decarbonize the marine environment.

Have a question?

Our team of specialists is available to answer all your questions about Beyond the Sea and our kite traction systems.

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