Creaform Returns as an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic

American Magic Creaform Partnership

June 27, 2023

The 37th America's Cup is expected to be one of the most intense in its 174-year history. Creaform is supporting the NYYC American Magic's challenge with its cutting-edge technology.  

Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. and the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, announced today that it is renewing its partnership as Official 3D Measurement Technology Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic Challenger for the 37th America's Cup. Celebrated as the highest prize in sailing, the America's Cup represents the oldest international sporting trophy and stands as one of the most challenging sporting endeavors.

NYYC American Magic President of Sailing Operations/Skipper, Terry Hutchinson, said, "Working with Creaform's team is a great advantage for NYYC American Magic. Their 3D measurement products provide us with the accurate and reliable data we need to improve our performance on the water. We greatly appreciate Creaform's continued support in helping NYYC American Magic achieve our goal of winning AC 37."

Throughout the project, Creaform is helping NYYC American Magic by providing state-of-the-art dimensional measurement equipment, such as metrology‑grade 3D scanners, photogrammetry optical coordinate systems, and scan-to-CAD and inspection software. These cutting-edge 3D solutions are accelerating the development and fine-tuning of critical components for American Magic's two 75 feet (23 m) foiling monohull yachts. Creaform's team also provides invaluable training and advice on various complex design and 3D metrology tasks. The portability of Creaform's equipment means that it can be easily shipped and used at several team sites, including their Rhode Island factory, their test center in Pensacola, and Barcelona, where the final race will take place.

"Since the beginning of our partnership in 2019, Creaform has pushed back the limits of innovation and redefined the boundaries of 3D metrology, both on the hardware and software side," said Stéphane Auclair, Vice President Division Marketing & Product Management. "We are eager to put the increased accuracy and new functionalities of our solutions to the test through this incredible collaboration with American Magic at the highest level of competition in which microns can make the difference between victory or defeat."

The Official Opening Ceremony of the 37th America's Cup will be held in Barcelona on August 22, 2024. After that, the Final Preliminary Event and the Challenger Selection Series will follow, leading up to the America's Cup Match starting on October 12, 2024. The Challenger Selections Series will determine which team will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup Match.



About Creaform

Never Stop Innovating, a motto that represents the core values of Creaform, from its beginning in 2002 all the way to 2022, which marked the 20th anniversary of the company. To this day, Creaform continues to develop, manufacture, and sell cutting edge 3D portable and automated measurement technologies that provide innovative solutions for applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and engineering services redefine the boundaries in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, research and education.

With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform is present in more than 85 countries, through its 14 local offices located all around the world and a network of over 125 distributors. Creaform is a business unit of AMETEK Inc., a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion.


About New York Yacht Club American Magic

American Magic is building the high-performance sailing franchise in the United States with a dual mandate to win the America's Cup and elevate sailing in America. Formed in 2017, New York Yacht Club American Magic combines two highly successful American racing programs, Bella Mente Racing and Quantum Racing, with one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. All are united by a determination to regain the America's Cup, reconnect the American sailing base with the premier event in the sport, and elevate the quality of competitive sailing in the United States.