Team New Zealand have revealed their latest test boat.
The new boat was shown off at the Auckland Viaduct yesterday. The new boat will be known as Te Kāhu.
Te Kāhu, meaning “The Hawk”, was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei at the team’s Auckland base.
The new yacht – they must not exceed 12m in length under Cup rules – will be used by the team to test different design ideas.
Their other boat , AC75 Te Aihe, is being shipped and raced offshore for the America’s Cup World Series events in Cagliari, Sardinia (April 23-26) and Portsmouth (June 4-7).
Team New Zealand leader, Grant Dalton, praised the work of the design and build team.
“In Te Kāhu we have a very legitimate test boat which will provide us the platform to hopefully make some significant gains in our developments for 2021. Who is right in their overall plans and strategy we have no idea. I guess we will find out next year.”