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Introducing the new AC40 yacht
The opportunity to FLY

McConaghy Boats AC40 Overview

Introducing the AC40 - The Opportunity to FLY.

Ancasta Race Boats, in conjunction with Emirates Team New Zealand and McConaghy boats are extremely proud to launch the new AC40, which for the first time in our sports history, brings Americas Cup technology to the private owner.

In the past 6 years, the foiling world for monohull yachts has changed beyond recognition.
Gone are the days where foiling was just a concept, a dream and wild idea - Foiling is here and its here to stay!

This all-new AC40 is now the tangible option that gives private owners a real taste of high-speed America's Cup level performance.

As the Worlds desire for speed continues to increase, sailing is finally starting to move with the times and this is no more apparent than in the America's Cup arena, where 20 years ago yachts would struggle to break speeds into double figures........ Now the technology has caught up, its possible to fly at double or even triple the speed of wind and once you experience that - your opinions of foiling will forever be changed!

With 8 AC40 yachts already sold to current America's Cup teams and having witnessed hull #1 perform with eye-watering speed and success, the AC40 is ready.
ETNZ and McConaghy boats have already had huge expressions of interest for further sales of the AC40, whereby it is the intention to form a new ONE DESIGN class, racing in these hugely exciting yachts, at some iconic sailing venues.

Early discussion also indicates the possibility of an event being hosted during the 2024 AC event in Barcelona, which could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to passionate, private owners who love our sport.

Quite simply, there is no better time to join the foiling revolution and there is no better opportunity than the AC40.









    Foil Canting System


    Class Rule

    • Guideline class rules for the AC40 are well underway, outlining a suggested format for racing and fleet management.
    • Rules will be fine tuned by the initial partners of the new One Design AC40 circuit.

    Production Schedule

    • 12 boats are currently sold to Americas Cup teams, with 6 boats delivered so far. Correct of 04/23.
    • With commitment received by late Spring 2023, as an example, the first 5 privately owned yachts can be delivered by 04/24.

    Technical Support

    • McConaghy Boats and ETNZ are founding supporters of the new AC40 class. Their specific role will be defined in due course, but it is the intention to offers teams a centralized support network that ensures owners have access to all the knowledge required for campaigning an AC40 at the top level.
    • We envisage this support network to work alongside existing teams shore and sailing crews, to ensure the smooth running of competing in an AC40

    Learn all about the detail of the AC40 and how to manage them here.

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    Sam Pearson

    Sam Pearson

    McConaghy Race Boats Manager

    Hailing from Poole, Dorset - from a very young age, sailing and particularly racing have been in Sam’s DNA.

    Since joining the Ancasta team in 2012, he has built the race boat division into one of the Worlds leading brokerage houses for used racing yachts and has been approached to represent both McConaghy Boats and MAT Yachts for new builds, as well as full custom build projects.

    With an engineering degree in Yacht and Powercraft design, he has the technical knowhow, coupled with high-level professional race experience in One Design, Grand Prix and rated yachts , to really guide both buyers and sellers on their racing journey and sales strategy.

    Experienced offshore and with multiple National Championship titles to his name, most recently in his own J24, he simply loves talking race boats and finding out what clients aspirations are.

    Sam loves what he does and takes huge pride in watching a new yacht racing campaign come together for an owner. To talk all things race boats, please contact Ancasta Race Boats.

    Contact: [email protected]

    +447759 424900

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