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EBS Yachting Media Zone is packed full of images from throughout
the opening stages of this exciting campaign.
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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Early Success for Maximus.
24 / 03 / 2005 ]
Team EBS and Maximus
today experienced a day of firsts. Not only was it the
open-water debut for the 100ft Super Maxi, but the team
also took line honours in the Ultimate Coastal Challenge
between Auckland and Tauranga, making a near perfect
start to their competitive sailing campaign.
start of the race however was not so perfect when a
general recall delayed the fleet of 50 until 10:19am.
Maximus experienced light winds in the early stages
of the race but carried good boat speed in the later
stages of the event to pull away from all rivals and
comfortably cross the finish at 19:56:44 completing
the journey in 9 Hours 37 minutes 44 seconds falling
just 2 minuets 43 seconds short of the race record set
by Zana in 2004.
this stage Maximus is the only boat to have completed
the race and looks to have crossed the line over 2 hours
in front of nearest rival Beecom. Maximus also gained
further media exposure today with a feature on the Ultimate
Coastal Challenge on TV3’s National News. The
footage is available below for both dial-up and broadband