Australia (KA-5) is the only yacht throughout the history of the America’s cup to have challenged on two occasions. Her first challenge was in 1977 against Courageous (US-26) skippered by Ted Turner and her second in 1980, against Freedom (US-30) skippered by Dennis Connor. Designed by Bob Miller (Ben Lexcen) she was superbly built from aluminum by Steve Ward in 1977. Following an exhaustive refit throughout 2019 by Northshore Marine she now presents in excellent condition and an inspection is highly recommended. Find Out More
Enterprise (US-27) proved herself in the summer of 2019 while under charter. With only one season of sailing she has been tuned and tested. All she needs is a suit of sails and an ambitious Team Owner with a competitive crew.
Victory ’83, K-22
Victory ’83 (K-22), Following 20+ years of campaigning, Dennis Williams has placed her on the market. This is a ‘turn-key’ operation with an extensive lightly used sail wardrobe from 2019, the RIB and her container full of spares included. She is ready to compete in 2020.
Kookaburra III, KA-15
Kookaburra III (KA-15), Another 12 that really should be in Newport. She is in immaculate condition. A proven winner, she won the defender trials in Perth beating Australia IV 6-0 but fell to Stars and Stripes in the Cup 1-4. Currently in Italy the owner has expressed his willingness to ‘assist’ in shipping her to Newport. (photo by: James Robinson Taylor)
Weatherly (US-17), 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
Gleam 68′ (US-11) 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
Three Reasons to Buy a Twelve Metre, by David Pedrick ~ Sailing World, July 2007