Not just sailing in the America’s Cup! Luna Rossa’s five motorboats


Give or treat yourself to a subscription to Boats in Motion print + digital and for only 39 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

motor boats red moon

Those who do regattas know that such an event without motor boats would be decidedly difficult to organize. From the jury boat to buoy laying rafts and more. The America’s Cup represents one of the highest technological and logistical expressions in sailing. Watching the videos (and for the lucky ones live) of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team that took part in the last America’s Cup, you will not have missed a motorized motorized assistance fleet of boats buzzing around the AC75. To wit, those same boats that also went to the rescue of American Magic after the capsize. LR team there are at least five motor boats essential for carrying out activities on the water. From dinghies to hyper-technological catamarans via even a sleeker boat: this is Luna Rossa’s “motor” team.

Luna Rossa’s five motorboats

Chase Boat – Salthouse Catalist 45

This cata-dinghy is one of Luna Rossa’s AC75 support vehicles. All the computers and systems for data monitoring and telemetry were set up on this 13-meter catamaran with tubulars on the bulwarks. Do you know the pitwall in Formula 1? This is its floating version. It is also able to flank the AC75 to make equipment changes and to get the crew on and off. Last, but not least, is a 1,800-horsepower outboard fireball powered by four Mercury 450R

12/01/21 – Auckland (NZL) – 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – PRADA Cup 2021 – Training Day 2 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team.

Support Boat – LANCER RWC 1400

If the Salthouse Catalist 45 is the pitwall, this 13-meter dinghy is the support boat for pit stops. With a triple 300-horsepower Mercury outboard motor, it is responsible for towing Luna Rossa around the race course, but it is primarily the support boat during sea outings on which sails ready for changes are placed. This is in both training and racing.

17/01/21 – Auckland (NZL) – 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – PRADA Cup 2021 – Race Day 3 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team.

Support Boat – Interceptor Fast 2000

This nearly 12-meter craft, powered by two 300-horsepower Mercurys each, also outboard, is the boat for observation activities, nimble to move around the race course. During the event it then flanks the other boats for all needs.

01/30/21 – Auckland (NZL) – 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – PRADA Cup 2021 – Semi Final Day 2 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team Support boat.

Cab Boat – STINGHER 800

A nimble 8-meter with a purpose: to serve as a cab boat between the race/training grounds and the base. A rib then used for transfer service propelled by two 115-horsepower Mercury outboards.

Guest Boat – Pardo 38

Aboard this Pardo 38, powered by a 300-horsepower Mercury triple outboard, team guests can watch AC75 races or training sessions. Read the full article here.



Interviews, boat trials, webinars. The whole world of powerboats, minute by minute. But on video!
To sign up, it’s free!


To stay up-to-date on all the boating news, selected by our editorial staff, sign up for the Motor Boats newsletter! Just click the link below, accept the Privacy Policy, and click the “Subscribe Me” button. You will then receive the best powerboat news on your email, twice a week! It’s free and you can unsubscribe at any time, no obligation! CLICK HERE.



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Are you already a subscriber?

Sign up for our Newsletter

Join the Sailing Newspaper Club

Powerboats, its stories, from small open to motoryachts. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the editorial staff each week. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button.

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox



You may also be interested in.

barche usate natante cabinato

USED BOATS Sell 4 cabin boats (up to 8.9 m)

Boats for short cruises, ideal for those who are transitioning from a small open to something that allows them to sleep aboard as well. These are the cabin cruisers, hulls created to combine the comfort of a day on the

This is the sheikh’s yacht that you can have too

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently purchased a Saxdor 400 GTO (12.4 meters), a boat from the Finnish shipyard that stands out for its competitive prices. This model, more affordable than the market average, opens the doors