Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin aren’t wasting any time. According to Garvin, of Joplin, Mo., he and Fertig, of Virginia Beach, Va., are aiming to set a new Guinness World Record as soon as possible. Less than two weeks after driving their Skater Powerboats 399 V-bottom across the Atlantic Ocean, the two performance boat aficionados are looking to establish a record from Bermuda to the United States.
Surely most of you are familiar with the duo’s recent record-setting run from New York to Bermuda as part of Boating Magazine’s Bermuda Challenge. If not, let me briefly fill you in. The first two-time Bermuda Challenge record setters finished the 780-plus-mile endurance run in 15 hours and 48 minutes just after midnight on August 22. The feat was accomplished nearly a year after the two completed the run in a diesel-powered 37-foot Statement Marine center console in 21 hours and 39 minutes, a record that was broke two months later by legendary Italian boatbuilder Fabio Buzzi in 17 hours and 6 minutes. (For more, you can watch this video interview, check out the OSO thread or read Eric Colby’s preview he wrote a few months back.)