Ari Huusela’s tool is an IMOCA60 former known as Dee Caffari’s AVIVA and ARIEL2 is now named after her main sponsor STARK . She is a 2007 Owen Clarke Design.
HIGHT / KORKEUS – 28m (mast hight 27m) LENGHT / PITUUS – 18m BEAM / LEVEYS – 5,8m WEIGHT/ PAINO – 8.000kg DRAUGHT / SYVÄYS – 4,5m
Ariel2 got named and branded after her main sponsor STARK in June 2020.
Ariel2 in France, May 2019
Route du Rhum race village in Saint Malo, Nov. 2018
A major refit was done in January-April 2018 by her Technical Manager Joff Brown
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 when skippered by Dee Caffari was the Barcelona World Race 2010. She also skippered Dee Caffari who her in VG2008 (6th).