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The History of our America's Cup Yachts

America's Cup Yachts

Americas Cup Yacht Sailing


Built and raced by Japan this vessel came second to Team New Zealand in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Challenge. It competed in the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup alongside, Team New Zealand, One Australia and Tag Heuer. The yacht was then bought by the GBR Challenge and used as a training boat and was raced at the 150th America's Cup Jubilee 2001 in Cowes.

NZL41 remains in almost the same configuration as when she was raced ensuring  an authentic race experience, while minor alterations including hand rails ensure comfort and safety of those on board. She has even had the honour of having Prince William sail her in 2014 during the Royal tour.


Length Mast Height
80ft / 24m 113ft / 34m


Explore America's Cup Sailing Yacht


Originally commissioned for German syndicate in 2003, Team New Zealand used her as a trial boat prior to their 2007 America's Cup campaign. NZL68 is also in virtually original race configuration, while minor alterations have been made to meet with maritime safety regulations.

The yacht has a keel bulb weighing 20 tonnes.

Length Mast Height
80ft / 24m 113ft / 34m
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