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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

She was launched as Ariel2 in April 12th 2018 in Endeavour Quay, UK.

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).