Second TP52, Artemis, set for launch in Auckland

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The new TP 52 Artemis gets a final fitout before her mast is stepped.

The second of two TP52's in as many weeks has emerged from Cookson Boats and is being fitted prior to launching tomorrow at Auckland's Viaduct harbour.

The Judel & Vrolijk TransPac 52 is the third for owner Torbjorn Tornqvist (SWE) and the tenth TP52 to be built by Cooksons.

Artemis features spars by nearby Southern Spars and sails by North Sails NZ.

After launching tomorrow she will start a two boat work up campaign with Emirates Team NZ through to the end of the month, when the yachts will be shipped to Europe for the start of the MedCup circuit.

Stern sections on TP 52 Artemis

TP 52 Artemis

Halyard exit on TP 52 Artemis’ mast by Southern Spars

Clean mast head on the TP 52 Artemis’ mast by Southern Spars

TP 52 Artemis shows off her fine hull lines.

TP 52 Artemis awaiting the fitting of her mast at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour

TP 52 Artemis - stern and container view