Whilst ashore having a pit stop before a trip across the Atlantic in 2011, she fell, lost her rig and sustained substantial damage to her structure. In her current ownership she is being brought back to life and refitted in collaboration with Mecal the MCA notifying authority who are overseeing the work.
Mecal have been involved with the Challenge 72’s from build and will ensure that once repaired, CHALLENGE BUSINESS 45 will be in condition to code to MCA Category 0 giving her the ability to sail commercially worldwide with charter guests onboard.
In addition to work to the structure, the yacht will have a new rig and sails and any systems that were damaged by the impact will be replaced or rebuilt. She will also be repainted.
The owners are working with design engineer Jim Moore who did the design engineering for the Challenge Fleet initially, and he will design the new steel parts and other design needed to rebuild CHALLENGE BUSINESS 45
The opportunity exists for her new owner to work with the current owners during this period of refit to make any changes or updates that are needed for their specific use of the yacht. Challenge 72’s do not come onto the market very often and they are simply the last work in safe, powerful and capable adventure sailing be it the Southern Ocean or high latitude.