Designer: Olin Stephens | Henry B. Nevins, Inc.
Year Built: 1938 | Other Names: Nereus (1941)
Length Overall: 21.33m | Waterline: 13.72m
Beam: 3.65m | Draft 2.67m | Sail Area: 179.sq m
Construction: wood double-planked mahogany over cedar
First Owner: Alfred L. Loomis Jr, U.S.A.
Current Owner: Elizabeth (Tiedemann) DuPont, Seascope Yacht Charters | Homeport: Newport, RI
She was the second Twelve designed by Olin Stephens and launched just a few weeks after Nyala.
She was the trial horse for Columbia (1958) and Constellation (1964) in the America’s Cup Defender Trials.
Purchased by Robert H. Tiedemann (now deceased) who undertook an extensive two year restoration in which she was re-framed, a third of her planking was replaced, a new mast was stepped and the interior replaced. She is still owned by Elizabeth (Tiedemann) DuPont, who charters and races her through Seascope Yacht Charters.
*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang
** 6/20/17: Northern Light is currently for sale.