According to an interview with him in a recent Tip and Shaft, Sebastian Simon is still looking for and hopeful of getting a boat for the VG.Actually both of them are in the Ocean race. 11th hr Alaka'i (which was Hugo Boss 2015) was sold and is now Guyot environment. 11th hour are on Malama (the newer one, built for them).
I assume Sebastien Simon will be aiming for the Vendee. Not sure if 11th hour plan to do it.
ERRATA!!! edited to add....Benjamin Dutreaux (not Seb Simon)bought Alaka'i (now Guyot) and is aiming at the Vendee