Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 37

Forourselves

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Glen et all seemed pretty happy with Pradas first prototype before Bermuda.
don’t be so ungrateful ;-)

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This was their first prototype.
 

JALhazmat

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Do you know what "prototype" means? What Glenn was sailing back then certainly wasn't a prototype.
So a modded ac 45 with wheels and auto ride height wasn’t a prototype? The boat that Prada sent to grant with Max a box of goodies and technicians to imbed in the team prior to your lot building the boat for Bermuda? that wasn’t a prototype?
 

Forourselves

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So a modded ac 45 with wheels and auto ride height wasn’t a prototype? The boat that Prada sent to grant with Max a box of goodies and technicians to imbed in the team prior to your lot building the boat for Bermuda? that wasn’t a prototype?
No, it wasn't. It was a modified AC45 platform.
 

Stingray~

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So it’s a prototype then? A test boat, a 1of1, unique, test platform. Test bed for new tech and systems..
Yep - Sure sounds like it.

Encouraging for us fans that they will be making a 'splash' of the event, it suggests their PR/video is ramping up.
 

Forourselves

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So it’s a prototype then? A test boat, a 1of1, unique, test platform. Test bed for new tech and systems..
a first or preliminary version of a device or vehicle from which other forms are developed.
"the firm is testing a prototype of the weapon"

First implies there was never one before, and that there will be another...a modded AC45 is not a prototype.
 

Forourselves

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So, a prototype then. Thanks for agreeing with the class.
Not a prototype.
A prototype is a functional, not final version of a product or service that businesses can use for testing, to solicit feedback, and to introduce to investors before officially launching to a wider market.

The AC40 is a prototype.
Te Aihe was a prototype, The very first AC45 was a prototype.
The LR test boat was a modified version of an existing boat. A Frankenboat yes, but not a prototype.
I can't take an existing car, put a body kit on it and call it a "prototype".
 

guser

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Slab sides and convex deck for aero?

Design adjusted for bigger waves? Deep thin bow with hollow top section, plus deep long skeg running aft.

Love or hate graphics, at least a strong signature compared to plain vanilla AC40
 


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