2 Seasons

The AC40 is a scaled AC75 foiling day-racer designed by Emirates Team New Zealand and built by McConaghy.

A one-design class that brings America's Cup foiling performance to a competitive racing circuit. With self-tacking headsails and battery powered replacing grinders, the yacht is sailed by two helmsmen and two trimmers. An autopilot control system maintains stable flight. To be used for the Youth and Womens America's Cup 2024.

Hull Length: 11.8m
Hull Beam: 3.38m
Crew: 4
Displacement: 2000kg

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  • The Dawn Of The AC40

    Episode 1

    It's a go for the AC40 - the first boat is off the production line and Emirates Team New Zealand have been out on the water (skippered by Australian Nathan Outteridge on secondment from SailGP).

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Emirates Team NZL - How To Sail The AC40

    Episode 2

    The first AC40 has been put through a rigorous but ultimately satisfactory commissioning process by Emirates Team New Zealand over the past few weeks since it’s maiden sail on the 21st of September. But where do you start in learning how to sail such a cutting-edge and high-performance yacht? A g...

  • Emirates Team NZL - AC40 Crash - Testing The Loads

    Episode 3

    Emirates Team New Zealand buried the bow of their AC40 while testing in waves on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, which resulted in damage to the forward sections of the hull and deck structure. While the on-water team was recovering the yacht and returning to dock, the team’s engineers immediately began...