Ari Huusela’s tool is an IMOCA60 best known as AVIVA. She is a 2007 Owen Clarke Design.
She was launched in April 12th.
The refit was done in January-April by Joff Brown in Endeavour Quay, UK.
Photo taken from the AVIVA Vendee Globe 2008 brochure. The steering wheels have been removed and she has a tiller now.
Last race the boat took part in was the Barcelona World Race 2010. She was originally built to Dee Caffari who skippered her in VG2008 (6th) and also in BWR.
The official name for time being is ARIEL II but she’ll be called and race tracked after her main sponsor. That would still be available. Click to the contact info