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Prada Luna Rossa 30
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Prada Luna Rossa 30"

Overall Dims: 17" L x 4" W x 30" H

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Prada Luna Rossa 30"

Attach Sails and the Prada Luna Rossa model yacht is Ready for Immediate Display 

Enjoy the freedom of the seas, the thrill of the race and the sweet taste of victory with the Prada Luna Rossa model yacht of the famous America's Cup racing yacht.

30" High x 4" Wide x 17" Long

  • High quality woods used in construction
  • Amazing Details, includes:
    • Modern fabric sails matching the period of the yacht
    • Individual deck planks visible
    • Hull features on deck include helm wheel, capstains, rope coils and many others
    • Hand-painted to match the real Prada Luna Rossa racing yacht
  • Sturdy wooden base attached to model with brass supports and metal nameplate
  • Extensive research guarantees accuracy using museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual Prada Luna Rossa racing yacht
  • Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
    • Ready to display in less than five minutes
    • Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
    • Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
    • Sails and rigging already complete

1999 - 2000
The 1999 - 2000 Louis Vuitton Cup was sailed off Auckland, from 18 0ctober 1999 to 6 February 2000.

The contenders were: Young Australia 2000 AUS-29, Young America USA-53, America True USA-51, Luna Rossa, be hApy SUI-59, Stars & Stripes USA-55, 6eme Sens FRA-46, AmericaOne USA-49, Bravo Espana ESP-47 and Asura JPN-44.

Luna Rossa, skippered by Francesco de Angelis raced the Louis Vuitton Cup finals (26 January - 6 February) against AmericaOne skippered by Paul Cayard.
After an incredible series of nine races, with both teams holding the lead at one point or another, the Italians were able to beat in the Americans in the last race to win the series and advance to the America's Cup.

For the first time since 1870 (first ever America's Cup Challenge), the United States did not race in the America's Cup, as Prada went on to race the defender, Team New Zealand.

The 2000 America's Cup races: 20 February to 2 March 2000 off Auckland, New Zealand -

Fives races out of nine races
Luna Rossa raced against the defender Team New Zealand NZL-60

Races: four sailed.

Race Course: 18.55 nautical miles off Auckland, six legs windward leeward course with downwind finish.


Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by five wins to nil!

- 20 February 1st race, 18.55 miles: Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by 1 minute 17 seconds.
- 22 February 2nd race, 18.55 miles: Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by 2 minutes 43 seconds.
- 26 February 3rd race, 18.55 miles: Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by 1 minute 39 seconds.
- 1st March 4th race, 18.55 miles: Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by 1 minute 49 seconds.
- 2nd March 5th race, 18.55 miles: Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa by 48 seconds.

In its quest for the 2000 America's Cup, Luna Rossa was defeated by Team New Zealand. Its performances were good, although the Kiwis never appeared to be threatened.



Sail number: ITA-45


Yacht Club: Yacht Club Punta Ala, at Punta Ala, Italy. Commodore: Bruno Calandriello

Unsuccessful challenger in the 30th America's Cup (2000 ).

Owner: Prada Challenge For America's Cup 2000, Milano, founded 26 March 1997. President: Patrizio Bertelli.

International America's Cup Class IACC


Design team: German Frers, Jr., Doug Peterson, German "Manni" Frers, David Egan, Claudio Maletto, Andrea Avaldi, Miguel Costa, Giovanni Belgrano.

Builder: Prada Shipyard, Punta Ala, Toscana, Italy. Manager: Lorenzo Puccini. Technical manager: Ian King

Sailmakers: North Sails Italy, Guido Cavalazzi as sail designer and Sabina Pischedda, sails manager.

Spars: Southern Spars

Operations manager: Laurent Esquier

Year of building: 1999

New Zealand delivery: September 18, 1999.

Homeport: Punta Ala, Italy

Skipper/helmsman: Francesco De Angelis

Tactician: Torben Grael

Navigator: Matteo Plazzi / Dario Malgarise

Crew: 16.


Construction - Carbon fibre

Dimensions -

L.O.A.: 24.15 m

L.W.L.: 18.13 m

Beam: 4.31 m

Draft: 3.96 m

Sail area: 321.30 m2

Displacement: 27.550 tons

Mast: 33.50 m

Rating: IACC

Year of building: 1999
Launched: 09/18/1999

Edition 30(2000)

Crew: 16
Hull: Carbon Fiber
Mast: Carbon Fiber
L.O.A.: 24.15
L.W.L: 18.13
Mast: 18.13
Beam: 4.31

Sail Area Displacement: 22.55
Draft: 3.95
Ballast: IACC