Designer: M. William Langan, Sparkman & Stephens | Builder: Williams & Manchester Shipyard
Year Built: 1986 | Other Names: Fiddler (1993)
Length Overall: 20.14m
Beam: 3.70m | Draft 2.74m
Construction: aluminum alloy
First Owner: America II Syndicate
Built according to the Third International Rule America’s Cup by America II Syndicate, USMMA Foundation – name: America II – home port: Kings Point, NY (USA).
Re-named Fiddler, raced in the Newport, RI area
Purchased in 2007 by a group of members from the Manhattan Yacht Club of New York who formed a “12 Meter Syndicate”, America II, US-46 sailed and raced in Newport, RI and New York Harbor as the flagship of the club for several years.
In 2011 the Syndicate members from the Manhattan Yacht Club decided to donate America II US-46 to the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, a charity whose mission is to foster and promote amateur sailing of national and international importance in New York Harbor. As an icon of American sailing history, America II US-46 is an excellent vehicle to further this mission. The Foundation’s goal is to operate America II covering costs and also being able to invest in the needed care and maintenance. America II US-46 is available for charter.
America II (US-46) competed in the Spirit Division of the 2019 12mR World Championship racing against her sister-12, America II (US-42). Both teams were comprised of members of the Manhattan Yacht Club. In the series of 9 match races, US-46 narrowly took first place over US-42 by just one point (16-15).
*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang and New York Harbor Sailing Foundation