Australia, KA-5

Australia (KA-5)

Australia (KA-5) ~ MODERN

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
“The One Before the Big One” feature re: KA5 at YachtsandYachting.com

 Courageous, US-26

Courageous beating upwind at 2015 12 Metre North Anerican Championship, photo by SallyAnne Santos | Windlass Creative

Courageous (US-26) ~ MODERN

Courageous (US-26), is perhaps the most famous and revered 12-Metre of the modern era, she won the America’s Cup twice, in 1974 and 1977 and is one of only three boats with that distinction in the 170 history of the competition.  An icon of American sailing, she is notable also as the first 12 Metre of aluminum construction. Launched in 1974 Courageous was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built at Minneford Yacht Yard, NY.  Sparkman & Stephens legacy remains sterling to this day; to wit, a high-end broker recently concluded a listing summary, “She is a Sparkman & Stephens design. What more needs to be said?” Courageous is in the finest and fastest condition of her life. With her modern mast, upgrades in 2019 to her sail-wardrobe, Harken winch package and running rigging upgrades ‘the list’ is confined to a  ‘scratch and spray’ of the top-sides, preparation and fresh paint on deck. She is currently housed in a clean, expansive boat shed in Portsmouth, RI and is ready for commissioning. Find Out More

Victory ’83, K-22

Victory '83

Victory ’83 (K-22) ~ MODERN

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. The new deck layout and systems, known as the “Victory Job”, are the envy of the Gran Prix and Modern Divisions. She is the first Super Twelve! Victory’ 83 sports a deep sail inventory including three carbon mainsails; the latest was new for the 2019 Worlds Season. She has a large inventory of spares. Victory ’83 comes with 2+ sets of running rigging, a full set of foul weather gear and the all required 12mR outfit including safety gear. She is ready to compete in 2021, add your own team, some water and go racing! Find Out More

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