Legal software supremo Christian Beck has purchased Perpetual Loyal from Anthony Bell. The former Speedboat/Rambler finally lived up to its tag of ’the fastest super maxi in the world’ last year when after receiving major surgery, broke the Sydney Hobart race record of Wild Oats XI set in 2012, by four hours 51mins and 52secs, in the time of 1 day 13hrs 31mins 20secs, culminating in second overall and second in Division 0. This after retiring from the 2014 and 2015 Hobarts (damage after hitting an object and rudder damage respectively), but finishing second on line in 2013. Also took line honours in the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast Race. A star crew includes multiple America’s Cup winner Grant Simmer and Iain ‘Goobs’ Jensen, Olympic gold (2012) and sliver (2016) 49er medallist.
Beck, who was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, races a smaller yacht at Greenwich Flying Squadron. He is the founder of LEAP Legal Software and InfoTrack (for which the boat is named), a technology company that provides smart search tools for people and business with property, company and personal searches and the crew will include five staff from InfoTrack, along with Beck’s brother Darren - meaning the two will sail their first Sydney Hobart together.
|Skipper||Tom Slingsby (3)|
|Navigator||Murray Spence (17)|
|Crew||T Oxley (12), A Wing, T Lavers, I McKillop (1), F Oleary, D Ryding, S Runow (26), G Simmer (19), B Lamb (7), A Menzies (1), C Maxted (4), D Blanchfield (27), C Champion, A Pratt (20), I Jensen, A McLean (2), A Kavanagh, G Spence, G Love, J Swain (3), T Kavanagh, P Harmsen (5), C Beck|