On a glorious July afternoon (with winds at an easy 6-8 knots), I climbed aboard the Hugo Boss Open 60 yacht for a ride with sailing phenom skipper Alex Thomson. This man spent 80 days alone at sea. He journeyed single-handedly around the world placing 3rd in the world’s most prestigious sailing competition, the Vendée Globe.
Alex survived on astronaut food, 4 hours of sleep a day, and plenty of heated conversations with himself. A born storyteller, I could’ve listened to him all day. He told tales of broken masts, excreting in buckets, and even of a fellow sailor who sewed his own tongue via email instructions from his doctor. Glamourous.
The yacht was making its first ever North American stop and it was a chance for friends and guests of Hugo Boss to truly experience the brand. The Hugo Boss Open 60 was custom built for Alex and made up of 20,000 parts made to his specs. Kinda like your made-to-measure Boss suit. Luxurious, athletic, really quite impressive in more ways than one.
Need it? Buy it.