TARGA 310 & 410

The Protector 310 Targa and 410 Targa models were chosen as the main support vessels for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. Among the most capable and durable utility vessels in their class, they are well suited for commercial use and were the ideal boats to ensure smooth fleet management and excellent safety at this high-octane sailing event.


Is there a better endorsement for your race boat support team than Protector’s official partnerships with the America’s Cup, Emirates Team NZ and SailGP? Protector RIBs are born to chase the fastest sailing teams in the most demanding conditions.

Whether you are looking for an international race support boat with a custom shipping container or a committee boat at your local sailing club, PB Europe can deliver.

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All of the AC Protectors were completely custom branded for the America’s Cup event; from the colour of the tubes to the vinyl wrapped pilothouse. The RIBs also required lots of sponsor logos to be applied. Whatever colour scheme you require for your boat – commercial or leisure – we can bring your vision to life.


America’s Cup chase boats need to keep pace with foiling racing yachts travelling at speeds of over 50 knots. These Targa Protectors were fitted out with 400-HP Mercury engines for reliable power and impressive speed.


With lots of boats on the water, including fast-moving foiling yachts on the racecourse, it was essential that these Protector RIBs were fitted out with the very best navigation systems and radio communications. Simrad HALO Radar domes provided accurate data for collision avoidance and boat tracking, whilst the team Protector 330 Chase tenders ran their race software through custom systems fitted by Protector Boats.

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