American Eagle, US-21

12mR US-21 American Eagle

American Eagle, 12mR US-21


American Eagle (12US21), the iconic red 12 Metre helmed by Ted Turner, is on the market and looking to continue a long and storied racing and chartering career. A truly evocative boat credited with defining an entire generation of America’s Cup and Offshore sailing, she is seriously for sale to the discerning individual or party who wishes to continue as caretaker of one of the great American racing classics. This listing comes at the perfect time to begin organizing and executing a competitive campaign for the 2019 12 Metre Worlds; an event she won when it was last held in Newport in 2009. Her offering includes the opportunity to continue with a Syndicate Charter (with their own suit of racing sails) in place through to the 2019 World Championships. Serving a central role in the America’s Cup Charters organization in Newport, RI, American Eagle has been continuously upgraded and maintained in competitive racing and charter trim. Find Out More

Gleam, US-11

Gleam, 12mR US-11

Gleam, 12mR US-11


Gleam 68′ (12US11) was built by Henry B. Nevins boatyard in 1937 and designed by Clinton Crane for his own personal use. She was involved in the America’s Cup as a trial horse in 1958 for the English 12-metre, Septre and in 1962. The late Bob Tiedemann purchased her in 1974 and lovingly restored her while sailing her in the charter business along the East Coast of the United States. She has a very impressive racing history and has dozens of trophies to prove it. Gleam has her original 1937 interior complete with cabin sleeping quarters, main saloon, galley and beautiful head. She has been featured in many magazines and books. Gleam along with her stable mate, Northern Light are the two 12-metre yachts photographed in the famous Rosenfeld black and white image, “Flying Spinnakers” taken in the late 1930’s. Gleam is USCG certified for 13 passengers and 3 crew. She is located in Newport, RI. Find Out More

Northern Light, US-14

Northern Light, 12mR US-14

Northern Light, 12mR US-14


Northern Light 70′ (12US14) was designed by Sparkman Stephens and built by the Henry B. Nevins boatyard in 1938 as a 24th birthday present for Alfred Lee Loomis from his father. She was a trial horse for Columbia in 1958 for the America’s Cup under the name of Nereus while she was owned by the Greek shipping tycoon, Stavaros Niarcos. She was again involved in Cup service in 1962 and 1964. Northern Light ended up in the Great Lakes where she was neglected and eventually sank at a dock in Pentwater, Michigan. In 1984, the late Bob Tiedemann raised her and began restoring her in Michigan until 2 years later, he brought her through the canals and back to the East Coast. She joined her stable mate Gleam (c 1937) and began chartering in Newport, RI where she is currently located. Both Gleam and Northern Light are the 12-metre yachts photographed in the famous Rosenfeld image, “Flying Spinnakers” taken in the late 1930’s. Northern Light is USCG certified to carry 13 passengers and 3 crew. Find Out More

Three Reasons to Buy a Twelve Metre, by David Pedrick ~ Sailing World, July 2007