XO BOATS SELECTED AS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA BOATS FOR THE 35TH AMERICAS CUP
XO Boats Oy today announced that is has been selected as the Official Media Boat of the 35th Americas Cup by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), the body responsible for organizing the 35th Americas Cup in Bermuda, taking place from 26th May through 27th June 2017.
ACEA will use four XO 270 Cabin boats for the exclusive use of the international media that will be attending this iconic event, the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. In addition, the XO DFNDR will be used for Race Course Operations and an XO 360 & an XO Cruiser will be used for ACEA VIP transportation needs. The 35th America’s Cup will be run on the Great Sound in Bermuda in 2017, and the preparations for the event are at full intensity.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the America’s Cup and the ACEA in sailboat racing’s biggest stage,” said Dan Colliander, XO Boats CEO. “The competition for the oldest trophy in international sport is iconic, compelling and innovative, much like how our boat owners view their boating experience in a XO Boat”.
Dan Barnett, Chief Commercial Officer of the America’s Cup, added: “We are very excited to announce our partnership with XO Boats, a company which will play an instrumental role in the 35th America’s Cup.
“The America’s Cup pride itself on its reputation for continuous innovation and pioneering world class design and we feel that these values are also held dear by XO who place them at the heart of their boats. We are confident that the international media attending the events in May and June 2017 will be overwhelmed by the quality and craftsmanship of these vessels, making their America’s Cup experience here in Bermuda even more memorable.”
About the America’s Cup
166 years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. Over its long history, the America’s Cup has evolved into one of the world’s leading sporting competitions, featuring the best sailors on the world’s fastest boats, the wing-sailed America’s Cup Class (ACC) foiling catamarans. In the summer of 2017, the 35th America’s Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, from 26 May to 3 June, then the Luis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs from 4 June until 12 June, finishing with the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, from 17 June through 27 June. For more information, visit www.americascup.com.
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