Kymika was not refloated. Bill was lifted of the boat and taken to Thursday, when he came back some day later, the boat was not there. It is possible she slipped off the reef and sank on the drop off. It is also possible she freed herself with the tide and was taken away, but since she was taking water
it seems very likely she sank anyway.
Bill's voyage was quite unbelievable and he made it all the way round. What a pity he clipped the reef in his home waters. **** happens.
His adventure was a blunt answer to all those "can't, won't, too old, how much, looking for sponsors and which boat" questions and statements that sound like a silly excuse NOT to sail.
Too bad the boat is gone, she was a brave ship and Bill's home away from home.