|Up the rig in January|
|Artemis in the low January light at Newport Shipyard|
BOAT: Artemis http://www.superyachts.com/sail-yacht-3637/artemis.htm
DESIGNER: Dubois Yachts, Lymington, England http://www.duboisyachts.com/
BUILDER: Fitzroy Yachts, New Plymouth, New Zealand http://www.fitzroyyachts.com/
LENGTH: 147feet 6 inches [45 meters]
In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills, child birth, and the hunt. Depicted as both beguiling and powerful, her image is symbolic of the yacht that bears her name.
The nearly twenty story tall all carbon mast has been the largest and perhaps most valuable structure on the Newport waterfront for several months now. Teams of Newport based businesses have been hard at work preparing Artemis for a midwinter offshore journey south. The experts at The Newport Shipyard- America’s premier super yacht destination- are just now wrapping up work on several areas of the yacht. Newport is one of a very few deep water ports in the world that has the capacity, and infrastructure to service such remarkable yachts.
While the passage can be challenging at this time of year, Artemis is more than up to the job. After her capable refit at the shipyard, she should make way to warmer climes with swift dispatch. Bon voyage Artemis- see you next spring- we hope.