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Watch: Team NZ's high-tech monohull put through its paces off Auckland

Team New Zealand have put their new AC75 monohull through its paces in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf today.

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1 NEWS clocked the boat sailing at 23 knots. Source: 1 NEWS

1 NEWS filmed the AC75, called Te Aihe, ripping through the water in calm conditions.

The boat weighs 6.5 tonnes and will carry 11 crew when it races.

The new 23 metre beauty is set to be faster than the previous AC50 which was called Aotearoa.

Team New Zealand will defend the Auld Mug in 2021.