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For Jordan Rowell, being on land is something of a rarity. At age 27, the captain of the 70 ft sailing yacht Hannibal, now undergoing a major refit at Knight & Carver, figures he’s spent about 75 percent of his life at sea.

Though he prefers to be on the water, Rowell is equally comfortable as a refit coordinator. This is his fifth for Hannibal’s owner. “He loves to save classic old a new life and I’m the same way,” says Rowell, a native of Australia whose family owns a shipyard in his hometown of Sydney. Most recently, Howell spent the past few years sailing Hannibal up and down the East Coast.

A replica of a 1860s-era oyster boat, her sails served as an ad for Crocs, the rubberized shoes. During that time, Rowell logged about 10,000 miles, no easy feat given the vessel’s primitive sailing mechanics.

Built in 1986, Hannibal is a replica of a Chesapeake Bugeye, an oyster harvest vessel that plied the waters of Chesapeake Bay. Its shallow draft allowed the crew, often as many of 30 men, to harvest oysters at close range.

The refit began in April and is expected to be completed by October. The plan is to cruise off the coast of Newport Beach with future excursions in the works for Australia and Asia.




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