36th AMERICA´S CUP presented by Prada13 de July de 2020
Yanmar, Official Marine Partner of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, has revealed the first images of the company’s X47 Express Cruiser, the competition’s Official VIP Cruiser, at a media day during Boot Dusseldorf, the world’s leading water sports fair.
The media event also featured the first ever appearance at Boot Dusseldorf of the world’s oldest sporting trophy, the America’s Cup – courtesy of its current holders Emirates Team New Zealand – and a moderated America’s Cup panel discussion about the forthcoming 36th America’s Cup edition.
Also on display was the newest trophy in the America’s Cup family – the highly distinctive, Marc Newson-designed Prada Cup, which will be awarded to the eventual winner of the Challenger Selection Series taking place in Auckland, New Zealand in January and February of 2021, prior to the Match for the 36th America’s Cup.
The expert panel discussion featured renowned yacht designer Dr. Martin Fischer (GER) – Co-Design Coordinator at the Italian Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, Thomas Riedel (GER), CEO of Riedel and Circle-O – the America’s Cup host broadcaster, and Hasso Hoffmeister (GER) – an expert in the assessment of marine structures, yachts and rigs and a member of the AC75 Class Rules Committee.
During the moderated session the trio gave their unique individual insights into the challenges facing both the teams and the event organisers as they prepare for what will be the most highly technologically advanced and spectacular edition ever of the America’s Cup.
The X47 will make its first public appearance in Cagliari, Italy on April 23 – 26 at the opening event of the three-regatta America’s Cup World Series, where the luxury craft will be front and centre as the Defender and Challenger teams race their revolutionary foiling monohull AC75s for the very first time.