2011 – AC72 – Team New Zealand

Design of an AC72 for Team New Zealand, competing in the 34th America’s Cup

Launch : 2011 – 2012
Shipyard : New Zealand
Collaboration : Guillaume Verdier – Hervé Penfornis – Romaric Neyhousser – Benjamin Muyl
Race programme : 34th America’s Cup

Race records 

  • Winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2013
  • 2nd (after Oracle) of the 34th America’s Cup

team new zeland - AC72 - Plan verdier

The AC72 is 72 foot catamaran with wing sails. AC72 boats raced the 34th America’s Cup in 2013 and the Louis Vuitton Cup, which selected the challenger of the America’s Cup.

The design and construction of the boat started in 2011. Guillaume Verdier and his co-workers Benjamin Muyl, Hervé Penfornis and Romaric Neyhousser joined the team as architects.

Each team is free to choose the hulls and sails, within the class’ regulations.

Team Emirates New Zealand commissioned two AC72. The first boat was kept in reserve. It was revealed on 21st July 2012.

 See vidéo :

Chaine Vidéo du Team New Zeland >>


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Victoire du Team New Zeland sur la Louis Vuitton’s Cup >>