he Scorpion F18 was born in April 2012, launched by Martín Vanzulli who continued to refine the design until in 2015 eXploder decided to support the initiative and invested to make the project a reality.
After routing the plug and getting the molds done, the first hull sets were built in the eXploder yard in Poland. Among the first batch a Scorpion F18 was built for Mischa Heemskerk to participate in the 2015 Worlds held in Denmark. The new platform was sailed for the first time by Mischa & Francesco Bianchi hours before the regatta.
The Scorpion showed some promising performance out of the box and after the Worlds Francesco told us : “The Scorpion will become a World Champion design in the future” …
And he was right. On a blasting performance by the Dutch crew the Exploder Scorpion F18 grabbed its first World Title in 2018 in dominating fashion. In the following years another 3 World Titles followed with 3 different crews, also sweeping the podium in the last Worlds before the pandemic, making it absolutely clear that the constant development philosophy at eXploder brought the boat to an unmatched performance level.