Australia. MPI Group to sponsor Iain Murray’s America’s Cup yacht Spirit of Australia Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 April 2006
Sponsorship news:


One of Australia’s leading integrated engineering companies, MPI GROUP, today announced a three year naming rights sponsorship of Iain Murray’s ex America’s Cup Challenger – the Spirit of Australia.

Fully branded with MPI logos from hull to sails, the yacht will be known as “MPI SPIRIT” and used for customer hospitality and company activities. Spirit was designed, built and skippered by Iain Murray as the ‘people’s challenger’ for the America’s Cup race in San Diego in 1992.

MPI GROUP is a group of engineers dedicated to delivering specialist process and building services engineering to a diverse range of companies throughout Australasia. At the helm of engineering, the MPI Group delivers engineering evolution and construction solutions that are sustainable and competitive.

Speaking about the sponsorship deal, MPI’s Managing Director, Mr Jim Ferretti said “MPI is delighted to be on board with Kookaburra Challenge. This sponsorship deal is part of MPI’s national engineering brand building exercise and is synonymous with engineering excellence”.

At the official launch, held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli, Mr Iain Murray told guests that, “ The Spirit of Australia has a very special meaning to me and I am pleased that together with MPI we can provide a unique opportunity for people to sail on a current America’s Cup Class yacht. I am looking forward to working together with MPI across a diverse range of business projects.”

Made from state-of-the-art composites, using the very latest construction methods and carrying a sail area almost twice that of previous America’s Cup 12 metre yachts, MPI Spirit provides the ultimate sailing experience on Sydney Harbour.

“MPI SPIRIT” will be available for corporate charters, including harbour cruising, twilight racing in summer and Sunday racing in winter as well as scheduled harbour sailing for individuals on Fridays and Saturdays.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 April 2006 )
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