Which was crazy, considering what they’d been through.
Thompson said Horizon had lost 43 yachts and three chase boats in the storms, with another 20 boats suffering damage. Many of those were undergoing repairs. Of the monohulls that survived, all but one had been dismasted. “At the moment, we’re basically a boatbuilding facility,” he said as he took me on a tour of the adjacent boatyard. To that end, he’d ordered 21/2 tons of resin and fiberglass, and another half a ton of gelcoat. But another round of new boats — Bavarias, Nautitechs and Fountaine Pajots — was also on order.
Down the road at Conch Charters, Peter Twist explained that the company had been in business for