Spotted at Woolwich Dock in Sydney, the super-maxi Comanche is sporting a new coach-house structure over its twin companionways.
Looking more like Darth Vader’s helmet than a piece of boatbuilding, the whole thing appears to be removable. If so, then maybe it’s for crew protection during long deliveries and comes off for races such as the Sydney-Hobart.
On the other hand, maybe Neville “Croaky” Crichton, who has chartered the boat for the Boxing Day race, just doesn’t fancy getting wet! -Anarchist David.