New York Yacht Club American Magic has taken delivery of its second AC75 racing yacht at its Auckland base. The yacht is named PATRIOT, and will succeed the team's first AC75, DEFIANT.
After being trucked from the team's production facility in Bristol, Rhode Island, to T.F. Green Airport in Providence, PATRIOT was strapped into the cargo bay of an AN-124 transport aircraft, one of the largest in the world. After departing Providence with the AC75, several tons of equipment and American Magic team member Trevor Davidson onboard, the AN-124 made refueling stops in Chicago and Honolulu before landing in Auckland. After a journey of over 9,000 miles across four days, PATRIOT arrived at the American Magic Team Base in Auckland before dawn.