The Irish Sailing Team has started its new year with a ‘fair wind’ in its sails having welcomed a new addition to its fleet of commercial vehicles in the shape of a new Mercedes-Benz Vito van.
The second of its kind to be added to the fleet, the Vito will soon be put through its paces transporting the Team’s boats and equipment to international training camps and competitions throughout Europe in destinations such as Portugal, Italy, and significantly, the Olympic sailing venue of Marseille.
Thanks to the support of Irish Sailing and the Irish Sailing Foundation, the new Vito 114 Style model arrives fully equipped with fixtures and fittings from CAFCO Vehicle Solutions and finished with sign writing by FISH Graphics. Chief amongst the array of driver comfort features are leatherette seats and steering wheel, chrome interior, TEMPATIC air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel and touchscreen Audio 30 multimedia complete with Apple & Android CarPlay system.
No stranger to the Irish sailing community, Mercedes-Benz has supported a number of water sport activities over the years, most notably in its sponsorship of Ireland’s Olympic medal winning sailor, Annalise Murphy in her preparations for the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games. Fittingly the predominant user of this new vehicle will be Eve McMahon who has shown some early success in her career and is the current Youth World Champion.