Become a Sponsor

The Opportunity

Target Audience

Brand Exposure

The Fleet

Contact Information

Sponsorship of a MRX Racing Yacht provides a Company with a unique set of benefits

Great Exposure for a whole year is ensured from international, national and local, regattas including the best yachting talent, frequent corporate events and the fleets local racing program out of Westhaven, Auckland.

The MRX Fleet plays a high profile critical role in the development and honing of the skills of NZ’s yachting elite and international talent base.

Leverage off the profile of NZ yachting excellence – world leading teamwork, technology and expertise – to an affluent, progressive audience

Yachting is one of the most popular sports in NZ. It is 1 of 5 which the government has credited with critical strategic importance to NZ - NZ’s Americas Cup participation draws even more attention to MRX fleet and to NZ yachting.

Sponsors benefit from the exposure of your brand on a MRX at Westhaven, on the Auckland harbour, in NZ’s yachting media, and on yaching media on the web internationally

Target Audience

Local

  • The fleet works closely with and is based in right in front of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, the most prestigious yacht club in NZ
  • Westhaven, the base of the MRX fleet, is the home of over 1850 vessels with an estimated value of half a  billion dollars
  • The fleet is highly visible to the Auckland boating community which is estimated to represent over 40% of the national market

National

  • The country’s boating community is reached through National regattas and media coverage of high profile sailors and events

International

  • Events like the Pacific Keel Boat Challenge Regatta, the NZ Open and Women's Keel Boat Nationals and the NZ Marine Industry Sailing Challenge ensure a high profile for sponsors in national and international yachting media

Brand Exposure

Media Support

  • Coverage of major International and National regattas in national and international yachting media.
  • This web site receives more than 10,000 visits per annum and our Facebook page can reach up to 1,000 per post.

High profile on Auckland Harbour

  • The MRXs become a floating billboard on the harbour every week of the year whether it’s a major or local regatta, team training or corporate or fundraising event the boats are taking part in – most sailing is within easy view of downtown Auckland and the harbour bridge
  • The MRX’s are known on the waterfront by the name of their sponsor further increasing awareness & recognition
  • The MRX’s are berthed immediately outside of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron putting your brand in front of this prestigious clubs membership and guests

Corporate awareness

  • Over 1,500 of NZ’s business leaders will see your involvement when they participate in an unforgettable sailing experience on the fleet each year

Your Own Team and Clients

  • An event for your company or it’s clients on the MRX’s including your sponsored boat is a great way to reinforce your Brand/Company’s values

The Fleet

Visionaries

  • The concept developed by NZ yachting visionaries, Kim McDell, McDell Marine, John Street, Harken/Fosters, the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron and Bruce Farr, Farr Yacht Design

One of the Best One Design Yacht Racing Fleets in the World

  • The result was arguably the best and most equal yacht racing fleet in the world
  • The 11 identical match racing 10.2m yachts are based at Westhaven right beside the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Best Talent in the World

  • They provide NZ’s stepping stone for our young talent into the world yacht racing elite
  • They ensure NZ is considered as one of the few key venues for one design yacht racing events in which the best yachting talent competes

Fleet Management

  • The fleet’s owners employ a full time professional manager to ensure that all stakeholders receive the best from their involvement with the fleet.

Contact Information

For more information contact:

The Fleet Manager

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