Coinciding with the 2021 America's Cup, the New Zealand Millennium Cup is set to host its biggest line-up yet. With the notice of race released, a number of Millennium Cup veterans have already put their names down alongside some new faces too. In anticipation of the regatta, which will take place from February 15-18, BOAT takes a look at the sailing yachts hoping to lift the trophy.
A regular of the New Zealand Millennium Cup, Silvertip has pipped the top prize twice. Built by local Kiwi yard Yachting Developments, the 33.83 metre yacht was launched in 2002 and features exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects. She can accommodate a total of seven people with a crew of four. Her owner is a keen advocate of the event, saying, “The organisation is flawless, the scenery second to none and the racing quite competitive.” After snaring third place in 2020, Silvertip will be eyeing the top spot.