Literally, it is hard as teak. Different from all-carbon fiber, the yacht Mark Twain, which is a multimillion-dollar super maxi and skippered by legend Michael Spies participating in Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been built of wood along with a hull of fiberglass.
Stafford, the skipper of the boat said, “Yes, I admit, I said in the couple of days I will fix everything on this yacht but it took more than required time,” Now, he is looking forward to completing his first Hobart, with a grin.
However, for Spies, all the efforts he has put in overhauling of a boat has not the waste of time. He said, “For me, it will be rewarding to go on race on such a yacht. Unlike the previous years, when I used to jump on any boat after coming in the race and start sailing. This time I have put my efforts to shape it.” Though Mark Twain has gone old, there are enough chances present that it will take the overall honors.