Alpheratz is a 1985 Swan 51 that was originally purchased by Dr. Gregory Carroll in 2006 and brought to MYC for a significant refit prior to Greg’s successful circumnavigation. Greg left Maine in September of 2007 and returned in April of 2010.
The boat was then hauled and put on the hard at MYC. The new crew acquired Alpheratz in the summer of 2012 and with minimal maintenance launched the boat and sailed her to the Caribbean for the season returning to Maine for the summer of 2013. They departed Maine in October of 2013 and returned to MYC in April of 2015 after completing their successful west bound circumnavigation.
Nearly back to back circumnavigations, +/- 60,000 nm with a trip to the Caribbean and back thrown in…………….. a true testament to the Frers design, Swan build, MYC refit and to the skippers and crew of each of the circumnavigations.