Berthing I'm sure isn't an issue, but what's the leasing costs in France for the huge buildings they keep them in? As far as I can tell neither Gitana nor Spindrift own the buildings they're in.I would guess that the cost of an Ultime campaign is significantly less than Commanche (at least in her early years).
The biggest portion of any fully pro campaign is the salary bill. Just the number of crew on Commanche was eye watering.
Also berthing fees in Northern France are as cheap as anywhere else I have found in the world.
I would estimate that they are spending less than a small VOR budget annually. Brunel and TTTOP would have been in the region of € 8-9 million for the year.
Happy to be proven wrong, if anyone has numbers.
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