With 7 boats refitted, and Team AkzoNobel’s new boat being fitted out, the Boatyard team is on the final stretch of a marathon which has been months in the making. Can they complete the final stretch against the clock?
It’s the first time in the sport’s history that a refit procedure of this size been undertaken, and with the full fleet from 2014-15 now almost complete, barring some remaining branding procedures, attention has turned to the brand new boat belonging to Team AkzoNobel.
The eighth boat in the 2017-18 fleet arrived in Lisbon just a few weeks ago after being constructed at Persico Marine in Italy, and the team has already set about fitting the boat with the latest deck gear and electronics ready for a race around the planet.
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