At 26, Burling becomes the youngest helmsman to win sailing's greatest prize in a competition that dates to 1851.
"A few years ago, it was absolutely brutal for the team", said Ashby, who was the only non-New Zealander in the winning crew.
The champagne showers celebrating New Zealand's win were barely over when Italian syndicate Luna Rossa was confirmed as challenger of record for the next edition.
"ATEED, on behalf of Auckland Council, will work with Emirates Team New Zealand and other stakeholders to hold a parade in the central city to mark their achievements when they return to Auckland".
"We're competing with other sports to get kids' attention".
"We haven't spoken at all about what the future holds for the team and the guys involved".
These boats don't sail, they fly at top speed on foils..
A lot has been said about what happened four years ago, but I love the pressure.
"It has been an incredibly tough journey to get here".
"We probably don't realise how big a deal this is back in New Zealand".
In the last two America's Cup matches, the races were shorter to fit into a TV window.
"They came over and said congrats last night and we invited them in".
"We thought outside of the square and we did it our way". What we are seeing is a new breed of designers and talented athletes.
We just couldnt get the hook-up after we turned up there at the start and unfortunately allowed them the hook. Who knows what else they can do? It is never going to be cheap. "It's a fine balance of not being cost prohibitive but also not so cheap it looks like a beach regatta".
"We definitely had a bit of a bumpy road at times, we faced a bit of adversity at times", Burling said, adding that the spectacular capsize which almost ended the Kiwi campaign during the semi-final did not haunt him "at all". "We managed to pat him on the back, give him a hug and say nice one".
"To me it is a privilege to host the America's Cup". If we're not good enough, we won't. What an incredible team.
"Finally, I want to say, to Bermuda, you've welcomed us to your attractive island and we've loved every moment of it. Thank you".
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - When the post-race formalities ended, feisty Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton picked up the America's Cup and carried it the few hundred yards to the team base.
Glenn Ashby and Peter Burling lift the Auld Mug.
"The profiling and the credibility of New Zealand-made design, people and equipment worldwide will gain substantially from this".
At the 34th America's Cup New Zealand went up against Oracle in a devastating 9-8 defeat. "You deserve your victory, you deserve the accolades coming your way, and now, you deserve to enjoy it".
"We're disappointed obviously but first of all full credit to Team New Zealand, what a series", Spithill said.
It did seem the US had found some extra speed when the teams split two races on Saturday (June 24), but the writing was on the wall after Burling and his crew out-sailed the U.S. in two dominant victories on Sunday (June 25). However, it was not to be.
"The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. has accepted a challenge from Circolo della Vela Sicilia", Dalton said.
Murray, who is one of the most successful America's Cup veterans, has previously worked on winning campaigns with Team New Zealand, Switzerland's Alinghi and Oracle Team USA.