icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.

SIGN UP

Missing your newsletter?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came in to effect on the 25th May might mean that you’ve stopped receiving emails from us. To make sure you don’t miss out on any more emails from Boat International update your email preferences now.

UPDATE NOW
No, thanks

Trust announces plans to rebuild 1893 racing yacht Britannia

A charitable trust has announced plans to rebuild the iconic 19th century racing yacht Britannia. The K1 Britannia Trust revealed that construction is due to begin next year and the finished yacht be unveiled at the 2021 America’s Cup in New Zealand. The build yard has not yet been announced.

The green light comes after years of research and development by the K1 Britannia Trust. The original design will be modified to comply with the J Class Association rules to enable the new yacht to race against the J Class fleet. Alongside its regatta racing, the yacht will also be used to promote a range of charitable causes.

While a designer has not yet been announced, the trust has revealed that the new build will feature an all-aluminium hull and carbon rig.

The trust says the original lines from GL Watson’s 1893 design will be used as the foundation for the new Britannia’s design, although the modern GL Watson studio does not have any involvement with the project.

K1 Britannia trustee Priya Thirumur said, “The trust’s vision for K1 Britannia is to bring back to life this extraordinary vessel as a truly enduring racing machine and a force for good.”

She added: “As one of the most instantly recognisable classic yachts of all time, the future Britannia will be distinctively equipped for a new era of yachting while also serving as an international flagship for youth initiatives and maritime causes the world over.”

Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro