Beau Geste splashed in Auckland - first images

Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Karl Kwok's new 80ft Botin design was splashed in Auckland's Westhaven marina this afternoon from the Southern Spars yard.

She was constructed by Auckland's Cookson Boats and will be fitted with a Southern Spars rig. Beau Geste will be sea-trialled on the Waitemata Harbour before leaving for Sydney in a couple of weeks.

Sail-World was on hand to capture the moment and provide the first images of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant, as she entered the water for the first time.

RG211113 038 - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Beau Geste is splashed at the Southern Spars yard, Westhaven, prior to having her rig fitted and sea-trialing

- Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Beau Geste is launched in Auckland - November 21, 2013

- Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

The daggerboards dominate the midships area - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

- Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Southern Spars rig - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Main boom - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013

Part of Southern Spars rig yard - November 21, 2013