chasing-canguro

Axopar breaking records… Chasing Canguro

June 1, 2018

AXOPAR  AND  MERCURY  JOIN  THE  PRINCIPALITY OF  MONACO  AS  PARTNERS  OF  CHASING  CANGURO

The Eyachts team is excited to announce that Axopar will be assisting in a record breaking attempt…

 

Here is what you need to know…

Chasing  Canguro  is  Alex  Luther’s  journey  to attempt  his  late  grandfather’s  greatest  achievement;  a  world  record  5,010  kilometre  marathon  water-ski.  In 1970,  Harry  Luther  achieved  this  still-unbroken  record  in  10  days,  5  hours,  and 36  minutes.

Eyachts is proud to say that Axopar and  Mercury  Marine were chosen to partner with the Chasing Canguro team. The team stated that in order to achieve success, having a well-built and reliable boat is paramount. 

The  award-winning  Axopar  37  R  Sun  Top,  capable  of  handling  all  types  of  water  conditions  and  powered  with  the  latest  Mercury  twin  Verado  300hp  V8  engines,  will  take  the  team  from  Tangier,  Morocco  along  the  coastlines  of  Spain,  France,  Monaco,  Italy  and  Croatia,  and  back  to  the  finishing  line  at  Cervia,  Italy.

In  1969,  Mercury  provided  Harry  Luther  with  twin  Mercury  100  HP  engines  to put  on  his  boat  Miss  Pepsi,  the  first  twin  rig  boat  to  compete  in  water-ski  racing in  Australia. 

The  Luther  /  Mercury  history  continues  49  years  on;  Alex  is  thrilled Mercury  wants  to  re-create  Luther  family  history  with  him:  “together  with  Axopar,  we  have  the  perfect  combination  in  place  to  set  the  team  up  for  success in  the  anticipated  conditions;  with  both  reliability  and  the  ultimate  in  performance  assured  by  the  Mercury  twin engines.”