The weekender is a boat that borrows some good ideas from the golden age of working sail, as well as some new wrinkles from space-age materials and power systems.. We chose gibson houseboats because of the space, speed, and the comfort they provide. i can cruise at hull speed, or i can put the throttles down and get. Athena . in the 1920s, the parthenon was rebuilt as a full-scale replica of the ancient parthenon with one large exception. the colossal statue of athena from ancient.