About a year ago tycoon Jim Clark, former owner of Silicon Graphics and Netscape commissioned Hodgdon Yachts to build a 100-foot racing yacht. “Comanche,” that’s the name of the carbon superboat (which will count on a “big guy” like Ken Read as skipper), was launched after record time construction (and infusion to make the largest mold ever made in America). Here is video of the spectacular launching.
THE SPECTACULAR LAUNCHING OF COMANCHE
The boat will be transported to Newport, Rhode Island, where the mast and keel will be assembled, then sailing tests will begin. Finally it will be embarked aboard a freighter bound for Sydney to take part in the Sydney-Hobart.