sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : US orders new Protector for America’s Cup
US orders new Protector for America’s Cup


'Protector 11.5 cabin SL has been ordered for the America’s Cup'       Click Here to view large photo

A new Rayglass Protector 11.5-metre Cabin SL is on its way to San Francisco after being ordered especially for watching the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas later this year.

The new model features a custom interior, including a cockpit lounge suite for entertaining, and a teak cockpit sole, and will be powered by two 300hp-plus outboards.

Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen says the new model was ordered by Protector USA to showcase the iconic Kiwi brand during the America’s Cup regattas.

'Like all our Protectors, it is a true high-speed-capable, blue water machine, specially designed to run at speed in rough conditions; including in the blustery, choppy waters of San Francisco Bay,' he says.

'Even there, the new 11.5-metre Cabin SL will be capable of travelling at more than 50 knots and be able to keep up with the new super-fast AC72s.'

Larsen says the new 11.5-metre Cabin SL will not be the only Protector on the water in San Francisco for the regattas.

'We have been experiencing exceptional high demand from the US for our Rayglass Protectors,' he says. 'All have to be delivered to San Francisco and they all have to be there before the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup.'

The new 11.5-metre Cabin SL and the other US-bound Protectors will be continuing the strong relationship between the New Zealand designed and built RIBs and the world’s oldest sporting trophy.

First employed in Team New Zealand’s defence of the America’s Cup in Auckland in 2000, Rayglass Protectors have played an integral part in the regattas ever since. They have been used as mark boats, for marshalling the crowds, as ambulance boats, as support craft for the various syndicates (including, of course, Team New Zealand), as spectator boats and even as tenders for some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts.

In the last 'proper' America’s Cup regatta, in Valencia in 2007, there were more than 100 Rayglass Protectors on the waters off the Spanish coast.

About Rayglass Boats:

Rayglass Boats is New Zealand’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of quality cabin boats and RIBs. In addition to the multi-award winning Legend series of 6-12 metre GRP powerboats, the company also manufactures the internationally-respected Protector range of patrol, work and pleasure RIBs, and the highly innovative Pro-Jet (the world’s first commercially-manufactured PWC-powered RIB).

Based on the water’s edge in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington, Rayglass today employs over 60 people in three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and is one of the country’s most successful marine businesses, both at home and internationally.


by Mike Rose

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109464

6:20 AM Wed 15 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.





News - USA and the World















2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii




















































Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT