At age 26, he became the youngest helmsman to win the America's Cup.
Dozens of other suppliers made it possible for both teams as well - from clothing retailers to sailmakers and engineering firms, he said.
The 39-year-old, who won a silver medal for Australia in sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had a low-key but critical role trimming the giant wing with a games console-type device.
The New Zealand outfit had been highly secretive about their activities during the campaign to win the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda but opened up after clinching the "Auld Mug" on Monday.
Busfield said the Cup is in the hands of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, who would decide where the 36th edition of the famous race would be held - but he sincerely hoped it would be Auckland.
"I definitely don't think we'd be here without the heartache of San Francisco".
Trailing 6-1, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill got the best of the start, even off the line, but steaming into the first mark with a three-second advantage.
"It was a huge sense of relief for us, particularly after what happened in 2013, " John said.
"Across the whole America's Cup campaign, there are so many Australians who have represented us on and off the water and deserve our praise and congratulations, the depth of knowledge and capacity of our Australian sailing community knows no bounds", Allen added.
They stunned Team USA, backed by tech billionaire Larry Ellison, by sweeping all four races of the opening weekend, leaving the defenders scrambling to find answers in the five lay days before racing resumed.
Burling, who won Rio Olympic gold previous year in the 49er skiff class with fellow crew member Blair Tuke, has exuded a disarming calm and has now won a place in yachting history.
"Emirates Team New Zealand's efforts to reclaim the cup have done our country proud, and we congratulate the team on their monumental achievement".
"It's a real David and Goliath story".
Aucklanders will get the chance to welcome home the triumphant Emirates Team New Zealand at a parade next Thursday. The foresight we had to be aggressive and bold in our design philosophy has ultimately provided us with the victory..
The Kiwis' fast boat was powered by a revolutionary grinding system in which they replaced traditional arm power with leg power.
"We had a saying: 'We want to throw the ball out this time as far as we can and see if we can get to it".
Spithill claimed the first of his two Cups as skipper aged 30 in 2010 with Team USA.
Yachting's Team New Zealand and the Golden State Warriors come from opposite sides of the Pacific, but have overcome past heartbreak to lift trophies at the expense of their tormentors.
Dalton said that some details for the next series, including plans to include a nationality requirement for the crews, would be released within the next few weeks.