‘Star’ Sailing Team sets sail in new Mercedes-Benz Vito

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Irish Sailing Foundation

The Irish Sailing Team has boosted its fleet of commercial vehicles with the recent purchase of a new Mercedes-Benz Vito van. 

Fully funded by the Irish Sailing Foundation, the new Vito will be used by the Irish Sailing Performance Team to transport their boats and equipment to international events throughout the forthcoming season.

Bedecked with fixtures and fittings from CAFCO Vehicle Solutions, the Vito 114L mid-sized van comes festooned with comfort and safety features that include Crosswind Assist, multi-function steering wheel, twin passenger seats and electric windows.

Over the years, Mercedes-Benz in Ireland has given its support to a number of water sport activities, most notably in its sponsorship of Ireland’s Olympic medal winning sailor, Annalise Murphy in her preparations for the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games.

Pictured at the handover is Rachel Fallon-Langdon, Executive Director of the Irish Sailing Foundation and Ewan Mc Mahon, Laser Sailor on the Irish Olympic Squad. With them is Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager, Fergus Conheady (left).