Vessel: KIWI CHALLENGE, trans-Atlantic rowboat

Hamil, Rob (b.1964)
Stubbs, Phil (b.1962, d.1998)
Marten Marine Industries Ltd
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Plywood kitset rowboat built for the inaugural trans-Atlantic Challenge in 1997, by New Zealanders Rob Hamill and Phil Stubbs who rowed the boat to victory. The race started on 12 October, 1997, from Tenerife, Canary Islands.

KIWI CHALLENGE reached the finish line in Barbados 41 days later, 6 days ahead of the next team. Stubbs and Hamill had covered a distance of 5106 kms (2757 nautical miles), rowing virtually nonstop, day and night.
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Maker and role
Hamil, Rob (b.1964): Maker
Stubbs, Phil (b.1962, d.1998): Maker
Marten Marine Industries Ltd: Maker
Plywood: 0 - Whole
7.1 m x 1.9 m
Measurement details
Length (m): 7.1m (23 5/16ft): 0 - Whole
Beam (m): 1.9m (6 1/4ft): 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Aotearoa New Zealand
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