A speedy new vessel owned by tech-billionaire Jim Clark is set to make some waves at next month’s Sydney to Hobart sailing race. Not only is his super-yacht super fast, it’s one of the most technologically advanced ships on the sea today. Christened the Comanche, the ship measures 30m long by 9m wide with a uniquely positioned main mast set at the stern of the boat. It was built in just over a year — less than half the time of what a ship this size normally takes to build — by the team at Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay, Maine. Although much of the vessel’s technical specifications and performance data remain closely guarded secrets ahead of the race, Clark’s crew has shared a few details about the ship’s design. More . . .
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