The owner of the 88-foot Outer Reef Argo rounds Cape Horn with the ship­yard’s pres­i­dent on board.

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au l h aw r a n , own e r of the 88-foot Outer Reef Cock­pit Mo­to­ry­acht Argo, says it took him a few days af­ter reach­ing Cape Horn to fully ap­pre­ci­ate hav­ing achieved his near-life­long am­bi­tion.

“I know many other boaters have trav­eled here,” Hawran says, “but this was my Mount Ever­est. The jour­ney was dif­fi­cult and at times felt in­sur­mount­able.”

A num­ber of peo­ple at Outer Reef, Hawran says, were in­stru­men­tal in his dream be­com­ing re­al­ity. They in­cluded Capt. Randy Ives and Outer Reef Pres­i­dent and CEO Jeff Druek (that’s Druek in the red jacket, with Hawran).

“Round­ing of the Horn was a cul­mi­na­tion of what I at­tempted to achieve many years ago as I built this com­pany,” Druek says. “It was a very proud mo­ment for Outer Reef, as a team.”

The jour­ney to Cape Horn was part of an itin­er­ary that in­cluded Alaska, the Gala­pa­gos Is­lands and Patag­o­nia. Argo was pur­pose-built for the task, with a range of 3,500 nau­ti­cal miles at a 10-knot cruise.


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