Aurora Delivers Comanche

December 21, 2015

Yachting Journal

Photo: Aurora Global Logistics

Comanche, the sleek 100-foot super maxi owned by Netscape founder, Jim Clark and his Australian supermodel wife Kristy Hinze Clark, has arrived in Australia to once again take part in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Arriving in Sydney under the care of Peters & May UK, resident agents Aurora Global Logistics then take over to ensure a smooth discharge and delivery.
“In conjunction with our network partners Peters & May, Aurora offer a range of reliable transport options for private yacht owners, dealers, race teams and commercial craft alike,” says Kane Bygrave, co-director of Aurora Global Logistics.
From Aurora’s end, planning for the temporary importation of a privately owned supermaxi such as Comanche involves handling of Customs and Quarantine formalities, discharging of yacht directly to water, 45-metre mast and purpose-built shipping cradle to barge, and 3 x 40-foot containers of sails and equipment by road.
For Comanche owners, Jim and Kirsty, who collaborated with skipper, Ken Read and VPLP-Verdier on their high-tech racing yacht, line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is high on their list of coveted crowns. Her form leading into the iconic Australian race is promising following a US and European season marked by success and a record – line honours in the Transatlantic Race from Newport to the Lizard, where she set a new 24-hour sailing record for a monohull, 618.01 nautical miles, an average of more than 25 knots.
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