Images from the Viaduct: Emirates Team NZ is purring

Emirates Team NZ’s SL-33 leaves the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

This week and early next, Emirates Team NZ will launch their two SL33's - which will be their training boats in the lead up to the 34th America's Cup.

On a wet winter's day, Sail-World took a sneak peak at the new catamarans which are just small enough to dodge the Surrogate Rule for the event which prohibits the sailing of catamarans above 10 metres in length.

Emirates Team NZ’s second SL-33 being assembled at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s second SL-33 being assembled at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s first SL-33 sits in the travelift slings at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s first SL-33 sits in the travelift slings at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s SL-33 leaves the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s second SL-33 being assembled at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Fitting a rudder to Emirates Team NZ’s SL-33

Emirates Team NZ’s SL-33 outside the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s SL-33 shows off her cross beams and centre-spine

Emirates Team NZ’s first SL-33 sits in the travelift slings at the team’s base in the Viaduct harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s first SL-33 shows off her slim easily driven hulls