Alex Thomson keel riding hugo boss

8 Tons of Carbon Fiber Yacht, and a Crazy Dude in a Suit [VIDEO]

Rob Almeida
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February 1, 2012

Alex Thomson keel riding hugo boss

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.

Weight 10.5 tonnes
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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