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Yacht Measurement

Yacht measurement services are provided to some of the premiere sailing events in the world, by Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions (NMS).

Our list of clients past and present include providing yacht measurement to the Volvo Ocean Race (Chief Measurer) and the America’s Cup (Measurer).

Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions recently carried out the shed measurement in Auckland for the first of Emirates Team New Zealand’s (ETNZ) new Americas Cup 72 ft catamaran (AC72) yachts, which will be competing for the 34th America’s Cup.

Being the first of this class of yacht to be measured, new yacht measurement processes and procedures had to be developed and applied.

Working in conjunction with ETNZ and the rest of the measurement team, we have developed yacht measurement practices that are accurate and repeatable. These same practices will now be applied to the remainder of the AC72 fleet.

ETNZ have posted a YouTUBE video of the shed measurement.

Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions has also just returned from San Francisco, where we provided yacht measurement services for the America’s Cup World Series. The conditions in San Francisco proved testing for the yachts and crews, with many of the competitors suffering damage.

Photo of wing damage suffered by Luna Rossa's AC45 in San Francisco.

Luna Rossa suffered extensive damage to the wing of their AC45, during the recent America’s Cup World series in San Francisco.

The measurement staff were kept busy ensuring that the yachts remained in class after the many repairs.

Even after the World Series events were finished, the carnage in San Francisco continued with Oracle Team USA capsizing and seriously damaging their new AC72 during a training session on San Francisco Bay. America’s Cup have posted a YouTUBE video of the capsize.

You can follow the progress of the America’s Cup at their WEBSITE.

By Shaun Ritson
Naval Architect
Yacht Measurement
Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions
Senior Naval Architect Shaun Ritson from Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions