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Willard Marine, Inc. to be Featured in America’s Cup

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Willard’s 43’ High Speed Interceptor Selected as Umpire Boat

Willard Marine, Inc. of Anaheim, CA announced today that the America’s Cup Racing Association has chosen to use their 43’ High Speed Interceptor RIB as the Umpire Boat for this summer’s race. This year’s new AC 72 Catamarans have hulls that will reach speeds over 40 knots. The Willard Interceptor was designed for high performance and can go as fast as 62 knots which is needed to keep a faster pace than the racing hulls.

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Willard Marine Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass and aluminum boats for a wide variety of military, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Manufacturing boats of unmatched quality since 1957, Willard Marine has a history of product excellence and technological innovation.

“It is a great honor that we have been chosen for the America’s Cup and we are proud to have our boat represented in such a prestigious event.  These are some of the fastest sail boats in the world and things can happen quickly. Our boat will be able to keep up with the catamarans and monitor the race closely.”–Ulrich Gottschling, President of Willard Marine.

The America’s Cup begins July 4, and runs through September 21, 2013. All the action will take place out on the San Francisco Bay in Northern California.

Contact: Jared Yagi
Phone  (714) 666-2150  Ext. 213
Fax (714) 632-8136


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