Grant Dalton would like to see the Emirates Team New Zealand yacht on display at Te Papa.
The syndicate head said on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp last night that he would like to talk to Te Papa and he would like to consider donating the catamaran.
“It seems that it’s got some value now within New Zealand – cultural value – and we need to look at what we do with it.”
The idea comes as the Government appears to be getting keener on backing Team New Zealand in another America’s Cup bid, according to a report in the NZ Herald.
As Auckland fans welcomed Dean Barker and his team home from San Francisco, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce pledged Government support for Team NZ’s next America’s Cup challenge. “While you didn’t achieve everything you set out to, you did win the hearts of this nation,” he said. “This country and this Government stands ready to be part of the next America’s Cup challenge.”