Ari Huusela’s tool is an IMOCA60 former known as Dee Caffari’s AVIVA and now ARIEL2**. 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
Route du Rhum race village in Saint Malo, Nov. 2018
Office. Photo by @Sailingimages, Jari Salo
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 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 ARIEL2 but she could be called and race tracked after her main sponsor. That would still be available. Click to the contact info