Composites specialist Gurit today announced that it has become an official supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand’s 36th America’s Cup defence campaign.

A full range of composite materials, including Gurit’s carbon fiber prepregs and structural core materials for the marine industry, as well as related equipment will be supplied for the build of the AC75 class yachts to be used by Emirates Team New Zealand.

This includes Emirates Team New Zealand yachts used for preliminary regattas scheduled to be held in 2019 and 2020, including the America’s Cup World Series and the America’s Cup Christmas Race, as well as Emirates Team New Zealand yachts for the PRADA Cup Challenger Series and the 36thAmerica`s Cup presented by Prada.

‘The range of additional products and support offered by Gurit staff is a crucial part of the complex boatbuilding tasks which lie ahead for Emirates Team New Zealand as materials, engineering and boatbuilding timelines are pushed to the limit,’ said Geoff Senior, Emirates Team New Zealand construction manager.

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