Artemis Racing AC72 build begins

Richard Gillies and a team from King Marine are Sweden-bound

Thursday January 12th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: Sweden

In early December, King Marine relocated a portion of its work force to the Artemis Racing operations base, near Gothenburg, Sweden, to begin the construction of the team's AC72 catamaran designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian.

"We arrived a week ago from Sweden to check on the operations, test the new oven, coordinate logistics and explain the quality standards and storage system of King Marine to the local team of builders," said Gabriel Mariani, CEO of King Marine.

A group of 50 specialists from King Marine & King Composite (led by Pablo Santarsiero and Guillermo Ponzinibbio respectively), together with strategic partners Sinergìa Racing Group, will build the AC72 in three different locations: Valencia, Cartagena and Sweden.

Everything is going according to schedule under the direction of Naval Architect James Muller who has worked with King Marine on the build of the TP52 Azzurra 2011 and the modification of the Artemis Racing ORMA 60.

Richard Gillies, Build Manager for Artemis Racing said "will control our work as builders, contribute ideas and solutions as well as share his invaluable experience with us."

Gillies has a career as long as the composite life itself. He ventured before anyone into CNC mould building.

"The action gets underway, but promises to be exciting from the technical and logistical point of view " assures Gabriel Mariani. "I am grateful to Artemis Racing for trusting us to take on this project, enthusiastic to build once again a JYD design and glad to have a team that gives me peace of mind about their commitment and quality."


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