8 Tons of Carbon Fiber Yacht, and a Crazy Dude in a Suit [VIDEO]
Alex Thomson attempts what he calls ‘The Keel Walk’, on board his 60ft yacht ‘HUGO BOSS’.
Alex is a professional yachtsman with two world records under his belt. At age 25, he was the youngest skipper ever to win a round the world race in the 1998/1999 Clipper Round the World Race, a record he still holds today.
Hugo Boss is a 60-foot carbon fiber yacht designed for single-handed, round-the-world offshore racing in the Vendee Globe Challenge. She was designed by legendary naval architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, and is significantly more powerful than any other vessels in her class.
|Length of boat||18.28m|
|Width of boat||6.5m|
|Height of mast (air draught)||31.65m|
|Depth of keel under boat||4.5m|
|Weight of keel||4.5 tonnes|
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