In mid-2023, we added another new America’s Cup Catalysts to the fleet— for Alinghi Red Bull Racing.
The America’s Cup Catalysts are at the extreme edge of what a chase boat is capable of whilst still being a usable, practical support tender.
One of the primary duties of this boat is to provide real-time, on-water analysis of the racing yachts’ performance. Running at 50-plus knots and working on your laptop is no problem with these boats.
Here is some great video showing just how stable Catalysts are at speed. Thank you to sailworldnzl for capturing this awesome video
And here is a video of her sea trial in June 2023.