The giant catamaran, Alinghi 5, the boat Switzerland will use to defend the 33rd America's Cup yacht race, has docked in the United Arab Emirates.
The 35m-long yacht, backed by Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli, made a 12-day journey from Genoa, Italy, to Ras al-Khaimah aboard a 193-metre Singapore cargo ship.
It arrived in the port on Wednesday, the Alinghi team announced on its website.
"We are extremely happy that the ... Alinghi 5 arrived safely," Grant Simmer, design team coordinator said in a statement. "We hope to be sailing again as soon as possible."
The catamaran, supported by the Société Nautique de Genève, will take on Oracle Racing's 30-metre trimaran BOR 90, sponsored by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, in February.