Skip to main content

Maine Yacht Center refits boat for circumnavigation

Maine Yacht Center completed a 12-month refit and upgrade to prepare GS2 for the attempt.
Maine Yacht Center completed a 12-month refit of Gryphon Solo 2 for Joe Harris.

Maine Yacht Center completed a 12-month refit of Gryphon Solo 2 for Joe Harris.

On Nov. 15, Joe Harris boarded Gryphon Solo 2, an Akilaria RC2 Class 40, and left Newport, R.I., in an attempt to break the singlehanded non-stop around-the-world record on a 40-foot boat.

The record is 137 days and Chinese sailor Guo Chaun set it in 2013 aboard Qingdao, also an Akilaria RC2 Class 40.

Harris’ route will take him to the Cape of Good Hope, the Southern Ocean, Cape Horn and back to Newport.

Maine Yacht Center completed a 12-month refit and upgrade to prepare GS2 for the attempt. The refit included keel removal, inspection and recasting, a race bottom job and mast paint, and rudder inspection and service.

Click here for more about what went into the intensive refit.

Related

1_DEALER.OUTLOOK

Alleged Tournament Cheats Face Possible Legal Action

Approximately 8 pounds of lead was found stuffed inside fish entered into the contest by two men from Pennsylvania and an Ohio.

1_BOATHOUSE

The Boat House Group Announces Merger

The transaction will add two Wisconsin dealerships and several sales, storage and service locations to the group’s portfolio of properties.

1_GLBBS

GLBBS Breaks Ground on Tech Center

The Michigan-based marine trades school will commence construction of a 10,000-square-foot training facility in the second quarter of 2023.

1_AVIKUS

Avikus Debuts Autonomous Navigation

The company will demonstrate ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for recreational boats at this year’s FLIBS.

1_IAN_ROUNDUP

Scope of Ian’s Devastation Emerges

Southwest Florida’s marine industry businesses are ensuring the welfare of their people well before the cleanup even begins.

1_MERCURY.MARINE

Mercury Marine Receives Environmental Award

The company was recognized in the large business sustainability category by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.