destriero 011992 was also the year of a great achievement in the field of powerboat construction: Destriero crossed the Atlantic in 58 hours 54' 50", covering the 3,106 miles between the Ambrose Light off New York and the Bishop Rock lighthouse on the Scilly Isles at an average speed of 98.323 km/h. This spectacular adventure won Destriero not only the Columbus Atlantic Trophy, the prize instituted by the New York Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda for the fastest return Atlantic crossing, but also the Virgin Atlantic Challenge for the fastest crossing.