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With several galleries from throughout the design and build process and more recent images from the official launch and the first sea trials of Maximus there are plenty of fresh images here for your viewing pleasure.


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The Official Launch Of Maximus

[ 14 / 02 / 2005 ]
SuperMaxi race yachts are the grand prix racers on the world sailing circuit, high tech yachts of up to 100 feet in length, competing in some of the most prestigious races and regattas around the world.

Project Mission
‘To design and build the world’s fastest and most innovative monohull race yacht that will set new sailing records and win all major Grand Prix Super Maxi regattas throughout 2005 and beyond.’

 

To accomplish this, EBS has contracted New Zealand’s best yacht designers, boat builders, engineers and sail-makers to create and use innovative new technology in every facet of the yacht.

Maximus features:

- Light displacement carbon fiber construction
- Rotating wing mast
- Retractable canting keel
- Maximum power to weight ratio
- 500 Square Meter upwind sail area
- 800 Square Meter downwind sail area

‘Velocity Prediction analysis’ indicates that Maximus will be a race winner and record breaker!

The Team
The idea of building and campaigning a new Super Maxi was conceived last year between two New Zealand businessmen, Charles Brown and Bill Buckley. Respectively, they set up ESVYL (E Sport Ventures Yachting Limited) and BYL (Buckley Yachting Limited), which they merged in a joint initiative to become EBS Yachting.

• Charles Brown - Owner / Manager
Charles is an experienced ocean racer and has competed successfully on the International circuit. He has previously owned and raced a broad range of race yachts. His current yacht ‘Antaeus’ (a Davidson 65 pocket maxi), holds the Auckland-Fiji and Auckland-Port Villa South Pacific race records. Based in Auckland and a lawyer by profession, he is also the Chairman of National Equity Limited and the PSB Group of companies.

• Bill Buckley - Owner /Manager
Bill is the owner and Managing Director of Buckley Systems Limited, one of the worlds leading precision Engineering and Nuclear physics companies. His company is involved in the R&D of a number of projects including amphibious vehicles, racing motorcycles and leisure craft. A former New Zealand motorcycle champion, he is also a keen offshore sailor.

• George Hendy - The Project manager
George Hendy is the project manager and sailing master. An industry professional and highly proficient sailor, his vast experience includes competing in the Whitbread, the 50-foot circuit and Kenwood Cup. George was also the shore manager for GBR syndicate in the last America’s cup.

• World-Class Construction / Design
Designers: Greg Elliott and Clay Oliver
Composite Engineers: High Modulus Ltd
Mechanical Engineers: Buckley Systems Ltd
Spar Designers: Chris Mitchell/ Southern Spars Ltd
Sail makers: North Sails NZ /Doyle NZ
Construction: Cookson Boat builders

• The Crew
- A selection of the world’s finest crewmen, including specialists from the Americas Cup and Volvo Ocean Race.

The Regattas
Following a month of sea-trials, and crew training, Maximus will be shipped directly to Antigua mid-March. The team will then compete in the world’s leading sailing events:

April 2005: Caribbean - Antigua Race Week www.sailingweek.com
May 2005: Gulf Stream - 24hr World Record Attempt www.sailspeedrecords.com & Rolex Transatlantic Challenge www.nyyc.org
June 2005: St. Tropez, France - Giraglia Rolex Cup www.yci.it/giraglia/
July 2005: Sweden - Round Gotland Race www.gantgotlandrunt.org
Aug 2005: England - Skandia Cowes Week www.cowesweek.co.uk & Rolex Fastnet Race www.rorc.org/fastnet
Sept 2005: Costa Smeralda, Italy - Rolex Maxi Yacht World Cup www.yccs.it
Oct 2005: Malta - Rolex Middle Sea Race www.rolexmiddlesearace.com
Dec 2005: Australia - Rolex Sydney to Hobart www.rolexsydneyhobart.com

The Launch
Maximus is now ready to sail and will be launched on Monday, February 14th.

1230 Press Conference
- Meet the owners, designers and crew (sound bites), Q&A, one-on-one interviews and photo session

1330 Lunch

1400
Launch

Post-Launch On-board Tour

Contact Information:
Janey Treleaven
Tel: +64 9 9122056
Mob: +64 211 524 363
Email: janey@supermaxi.co.nz

 

 
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