Thanks to Sail-World.com Giacomo VO70 (formerly Groupama 4) has been sold following three months of running banner advertising on their NZ, AUS, USA, Asia, UK, EUR and Canada websites and newsletters. This included Richard Gladwell writing a great promotional story about the boat which he reported as having had 7,100 reads on Sail-World and a further 4,370 reads on their Facebook page. Our France based broker Bernard Gallay also reported a lot of enquiries originating from the ads and the story. This all resulted in offers from two serious buyers in USA and EUR who are both wanting to race her in the Sydney Hobart race.
Both buyers were prompted by the advertising on Sail-World.com along with many other potential enquiries emanating from the promotion on Sail-World.com.
Note: Giacomo has been sold to David and Peter Askew and renamed Wizard.The American brothers broke the Key West Race monohull record with their Reichel/Pugh 74, Wizard, in January and have nominated Chris Larson as their skipper for the next Rolex Sydney Hobart on the VO70 Wizard.
See Richards promotional story: