On Dec 31st 2017, the Kialoa II, made an emotional return to Hobart, 46 years later, and beat her own time and that of her later namesake.
For brothers Paddy and Keith Broughton it wasn't the point. It was a matter of bringing her back to a place where she is still held in special regard.
They bought the boat in 2016 with a view to retracing her former glories, of which the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race is but one.
But it nearly didn’t happen.