January 27, 2016 will see the eagerly awaited NZ Millennium Cup kick off. The popular race will be once again hosting the majestic superyachts built by the Auckland-based shipyard, Yachting Developments.
The New Zealand yard has been responsible for the build or refit of many entries past and present. The former entries, 37-metre BLISS and 33,8-metre SILVERTIP, both available for a luxury superyacht charter, as well as the extensively refitted local racing legend STEINLAGER 2, will all again participate in the race.
Ian Cook of Yachting Developments, the NZ Millennium Cup gold sponsor, commented: “We’re expecting Silvertip to show her speed again this year. She’s an absolute thoroughbred and her crew know how to get the best out of her on this course.”
Designed by acclaimed Ed Dubois, the award-winning SILVERTIP is a favourite on the course. She thrilled spectators of 2015’s regatta when she went head-to-head with BLISS. “Silvertip performed beautifully in 2015’s regatta, and we’re looking forward to seeing her go up against new entries Kealoha and Tawera. With the pace Silvertip is capable of displaying, the handicaps she was given gave her the chance to show her exceptional turns of speed as she came up from behind the fleet,” said Cook.
New entries include ALLEGRO and STEINLAGER 2 in the Pacific Division, with the 33-metre charter yacht SHAMOUN also joining the Millennium Cup fleet.
A celebration of good racing, great cruising grounds and exceptional hospitality, the NZ Millennium Cup will run from January 27 to 29, and will be hosted by one of the world’s great natural playgrounds – the Bay of Islands.
More charter yachts built by Yachting Developments.