Kiwi Spirit christened in style before traveling the world's oceans
Thomaston — Kiwi Spirit, Lyman Morse Boatbuilding's 100th custom-built yacht, was christened Nov. 1 before embarking on an international journey.
Owner, 76-year-old Stanley Paris, of St. Augustine, Fla. will sail the yacht on a solo journey, circumnavigating the globe "in record time," he said. He plans to finish the journey in less than 150 days, breaking the current record set in 1986 by Dodge Morgan.
The 63-foot vessel uses green technology for power — utilizing solar panels, two water powered generators and two windmills.
Heidi Lyman christened the Kiwi Spirit as Paris' wife, Catherine, was unable to attend the event due to a flight delay.
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