27' Goetz 1/3 scale IACC (International America’s Cup Class) built in 2000.
Carbon fiber laminated hull and deck.
Lead keel bulb with steel shaft.
Carbon fiber rudder and tiller.
Exterior of hull and keel painted black.
When preparing for the 2000 America’s cup in new Zealand, the BMW Oracle syndicate was having trouble getting enough time in the wind tunnel to test sail shapes and the cost were escalating.
They hit upon the idea of designing and building a 1/3 scale model for on the water testing.
Set up to be sailed by two people, the boat has all the sophisticated sail and mast controls of the full size boats and the mast placement in the boat can be varied fore and aft.