Nefertiti, US-19

Nefertiti US-19

Nefertiti, US-19 ~ TRADITIONAL

Nefertiti (12US19),was the first twelve designed by Frederick “Ted” Hood and the only new 12 built for the 1962 Defender Trails. Enjoy a magnificent piece of history as legends prevail. Nefertiti has been painstakingly updated and restored and offers un-compromised performance in the highly sought after 12 Metre Racing Class. Appreciate the active mix of charter and private use while utilizing the management skills and assistance form the folks at America’s Cup Charters. This owner did and has so graciously enjoyed his fair share! Find Out More

American Eagle, US-21

American Eagle US-21 TRADITIONAL metre

American Eagle, US-21 ~ TRADITIONAL

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

 Weatherly, US-17

Weatherly, US-17 ~ TRADITIONAL 12 metre

Weatherly, US-17 ~ TRADITIONAL

Weatherly (12US17), is a remarkable classic wooden yacht – an America’s Cup winner, ocean racer, highly successful charter yacht, and frequent Class winner in 12 Metre regattas. Weatherly is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels. She is a capable coastal cruiser and potential winner in any classic sailing event that she enters. Through her successful charter career spanning three decades, Weatherly has been not only financially self supporting, but continuously improved. Cosmetically she sparkles whether underway or at rest. Down below, her utilitarian but tastefully detailed interior exudes a remarkably warm feeling. Rustic coastal cruising is within her ability as is, while relatively minor alterations could provide for more extensive travel. Her race winning record continues. Victorious over her Class in the recent 2017 12 Metre North American Championship held in Newport, RI, she is now offered for sale at a very reasonable price while at the top of her game. Find Out More

The VictoryDefender Program is getting ready for the Road to the Worlds and we find ourselves over supplied with boats. Our goal is to build the Class and so we are offering 2 of our 3 boats for sale! Our program is committed to the Modern Division and so first up is the Grand Prix USA (US-61) for sale. Now this is where it gets interesting: We have two very competitive Moderns in Victory’83 (K-22) and Defender (US-33).  We do not have a preference on which boat we use moving forward and so we are offering both for sale and will keep the one that doesn’t sell first! This is a unique opportunity to join the Modern Division with the heavy lifting already done. Victory’83 is complete and race ready – just add water!  Defender is a work in progress that is most of the way there. Details on the three boats below:

Victory ’83, K-22

Victory '83 (K-22)

Victory ’83,  K-22 ~ MODERN

Victory ’83 (12K22) was designed by Ian Howlett for the 1983 British America’s Cup Challenge. She received a complete refit and modernization in 2008 including a new deck layout known as the Victory Job. Fully optimized under Appendix E. She is immaculate in every respect with a Sail Spars triple spreader rig, composite boom and 2 custom 12M poles. All systems are state of the art including 6 man input available to the main, primaries and pit. She has an extensive sail inventory featuring 2 carbon mains, one new at the 2016 NA’s. World Champion in 1984 in a fleet stacked with AC teams. Current World Champion in the Modern Division. Numerous North American and Fleet Championships including 2016 – her last season in the water. Benched in 2017 so the Team could focus on Defender. Find Out More

Defender, US-33


Defender, US-33 ~ MODERN

Defender (12US33) was designed for the 1983 Cup and originally campaigned by Top Blackhaller and Gary Jobson. Extensive updates including Appendix E optimization. Winner of the NYYC Around the Island Race in her first outing after the refit. Winner under IRC of the NYYC Queen’s Cup – a dual purpose boat! Second in her first regatta, tied for second in the Newport Cup and 2nd in the North Americans with a 1,2,MOB. She was designed for Newport and she has proven very fast in a variety of conditions. New composite high aspect rudder and steering system for the NA’s. Full winch, hydraulic and instrumentation systems. Sail Spars triple spreader rig, composite boom and new 12M composite pole. New main and three headsails for the NA’s. Find Out More

USA, US-61



USA (12US61) is the canard boat sailed by Tom Blackhaller and Paul Cayard in the 1987 America’s Cup Trials. Refit in 2000 for the America’s Cup Jubilee. A strong competitor in the Grand Prix Division.  Sail Spars 2 spreader rig, composite boom and pole. Currently in storage in Portsmouth, RI. Here is an opportunity to own a competitive Grand Prix yacht at an attractive price. Perfect candidate for an appendage update with a beautiful Derecktor built hull and deck. Find Out More

Enterprise, US-27


Enterprise, US-27 ~ MODERN

Enterprise (12US27) was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built at Minneford Boat Yard to vie as a defender for the America’s Cup in 1977. Developed and optimized under the leadership of Lowell North, she sailed as the ‘trial horse’ for Freedom in 1980. In 2016, she was purchased by a passionate owner whose stated objective was to win the 2019 World Championship. Following the removal of her ‘cruising interior’, including engine, machinery and plumbing, she was measured in the water as per the 12 Metre Rule. From there every item of hardware was removed and the hull re-faired and finished. A thorough examination of her construction was undertaken followed by a laser scan of the hull, interior and appendages. Following months of reviewing data the decision was made to cast a new keel, build a new rudder and trim tab. Orders were placed for a new mast, deck hardware package including coffee grinders and hydraulic system. Documentation is available reflecting total expenditure of approximately $1.5m. The asking price reflects the owners earnest wish to see Enterprise under new stewardship and attain the originally stated goal. “Win the 2019 World Championship.” Find Out More

Gleam, US-11

Gleam, 12mR US-11

Gleam, US-11 ~ VINTAGE

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, US-14 ~ VINTAGE

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