The organisers say the new round-the-world route will be faster and take a month less time.
Auckland carbon spar design company Southern Spars was today rigging the latest 58-metre Kokomo with the world’s second biggest carbon fibre mast, at 75 metres tall.
But the company says it’s working on an even bigger mast (83m tall) for an undisclosed party in Europe. Even still, it won’t quite beat the world’s largest, at 88m.
In the trend towards creating the biggest, fastest luxury racing yacht, Auckland’s marine industry has been busy.