Chris Fertig First to Enter Bermuda Challenge Established in 1996
|Chris Fertig recently set a new Bermuda Challenge record. Learn the history of this boating challenge, and watch video of Chris Fertig testing his Statement Marine 37 prior to attempting his run.|
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|New Bermuda Challenge Record Set
At 8:09 AM Bermuda Time - 7:09 AM EST, Sunday, Aug 5 2012, Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin aboard Mercury Diesel TDI, a Statement Marine 37, set a new Bermuda Challenge Record of 21 hours and 39-minutes. Read More >>
Will a new record be set?
"I'm drawing a line in the sand. Fine pink sand. On a beach in Bermuda." David Seidman, then editor of Boating magazine
December 1996 - When David Seidman uttered the words above, the sport of boating was at an all-time high, and quality demands from customers were making boat and engine builders step up to meet them.
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Wild Blue Yonder
Could we run non-stop from New York City to Bermuda? Could you?
December 1996 - I'm drawing a line in the sand. Fine pink sand. On a beach in Bermuda. And I bet you can't cross it. In fact, I bet you can't even get near it. I'll wager that if your boat is under 40', and not a trawler or some other ploddingly slow cruiser, you won't be able to reach where I'm standing. Not even close. Read more >>
Beating The Triangle
Who's fastest to Bermuda? We dared all comers and this cat was the pick of the litter.
November 1999 - This past summer, on July 17, a small boat entered St. George's Harbour in Bermuda, adding an emphatic period to the slash of an exclamation point that was made three years before. In 1996 a Glacier Bay 260 Canyon Runner with twin Honda 90s was the first outboard to make the 700-plus mile run to Bermuda - doing it in 37 hours. Now a second boat, a World Class 266SF powered by twin Mercury OptiMax 150s, had also done it - cutting the running time by seven and a half hours. Read more >>
East of the Stream