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Emirates Team New Zealand is speeding up its AC72

The design department has collated and analysed a massive amount of data every time the 72 has sailed and has come up with some changes that we expect will improve performance.  Equiplite worked closely together with the design team to customize deck set up.

----Emirates Team New Zealand, twice winner of the America’s Cup, is taking one of the world’s top monohull teams and is shifting to the brave new world of multihulls. An experienced team, many expect the Kiwis to be among the top challengers. Led by managing director Grant Dalton and skipper Dean Barker, Emirates Team New Zealand will once again carry the hopes of their small island nation into battle in the America’s.

Supplied by Equiplite:

Deck hardware
Sail  hardware


Technical data

Hull Length: 22.00 m | 72 ft
Length overall: 26.20 m | 85 ft
Beam: 14.00 m | 46 ft
Displacement: 5900 kgs | 13,000 pounds
Maximum Draft: 4.40m | 14 ft
Wingsail Height: 40.00m | 131 f
Projected Top Speed: 
Near 40 knots
Crew: 11 people

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