America’s Cup Tank Test Model

Tank Model America's Cup

John Merrifield’s hobby was to fabricate America’s Cup tank test models at home, actually he earned money doing it. He made a lot of them and I had helped him for years, long before we formed MRI.

This one hanging was made at MRI and is of the new IACC designs, as the America’s Cup shifted away from 12 Metres. Now they have shifted again to 72′ Catamarans.

There is an interior mockup in the background for Jess Sea, and a work of Art, “Tent Bay” in the right foreground.