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.