Meet the Boat: The AC45

The AC45 is a lean, mean, speed machine. Held down by a crew of five, this 44-foot long catamaran can cruise at speeds of over 30 knots in the right conditions. Designed by the defending team ORACLE Racing, the AC45 has already helped to make sailing a more visual and exciting spectator sport--plus, these boats can each fit into a 40-foot container!

Hull Length-13.45 m (44 feet)

Maximum Beam - 6.90 m (22.6 feet)

Mast Height - 21.50 m (70.5 feet)

Maximum Draft - 2.70 m (8.8 feet)

Displacement - 1400 kgs (3,086 pounds)

Wing Area - 85 sqm (914 square feet)

Jib Area - 48 sqm (516 square feet)

Gennaker Area - 125 sqm (1,345 square feet)

Crew - 5 people @ 85 kgs/person (187 pounds)