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Watch exclusive first footage of Team NZ's high-tech 2021 America's Cup boat

A first glimpse of the boat Team New Zealand will use to defend the America's Cup has been revealed in Auckland today.

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1 NEWS was given an insight as the new foiling monohull was revealed. Source: 1 NEWS

Ahead of tomorrow's official unveiling, the foiling monohull was out on display on the Auckland waterfront.

Team New Zealand's unnamed AC75. Source: 1 NEWS

The unnamed AC75 is a foiling monohull, which Team New Zealand are saying will be faster than its predecessor - the AC50 catamaran called Aotearoa.

Dalton said there are still a lot of checks to be carried out on the high-tech new monohull but tomorrow's launch is a chance to "say thanks to everyone who’s helped us get this far".

Dalton said around 500 people have been invited to tomorrow's unveiling, where a representative from the team's charity, Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ, will christen the boat by breaking a bottle of champagne on the bow.

But 1 NEWS' camera wasn't the only one present to capture the event today, with a Luna Rossa spy also on hand to grab a few snaps of the new boat design.

Catch the full live stream of Team New Zealand's official unveiling at 7am tomorrow on 1 NEWS Now.