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
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 when skippered by Dee Caffari was the Barcelona World Race 2010. She also skippered Dee Caffari who her in VG2008 (6th).