American Eagle Racing Upwind 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806641
Deck layout from above, showing off a layout  suitable for racing and chartering 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806635
Profile showing Eagle's graceful long lines and sleek underbody 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806642
Main galley area, with a view of the forepeak and crew's quarterberths 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806636
Main salon area, with a view of setee berths and storage 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806639
Quarterberth area, with a view of the enclosed head and forward quarterberth 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806637
Quarterberth area, with a view of the Navigation Station, and aft quarterberth 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806640
Engine Compartment, with a view of the recently installed 70HP diesel inboard 1964 LUDERS 12 Metre Racing Sailboat 1806638
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66' 8" (20.32m) 1964 LUDERS

12 Metre

For Sale in Newport

Rhode Island United States

$375,000 USD

Contact a qualified specialist for more information on this vessel:
Sparkman & Stephens, LLC - FL logo 131 3369

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Paul Buttrose CYBA, FYBA, YATCO
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Sparkman & Stephens, LLC - FL

1323 SE 17th Street

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

United States, 33316

American Eagle, the iconic red 12 Meter 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 Meter 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. Her win in 2009 was just one of a long and notable winning streak on her résumé including multiple 12M North American Championships, the Fastnet Race, SORC, and notably the Opera House Cup. To that end, American Eagle has been continuously upgraded and maintained in competitive racing and charter trim.

Serving a central role in the America's Cup Charters organization in Newport, American Eagle along with her stablemates Weatherly, Intrepid, and Nefertiti has introduced tens of thousands of vacationers and enthusiasts to the history and thrill of Twelve Meter sailing on Narragansett Bay and beyond for over 30 years. A fixture on the Bay in this capacity, she also traversed the waters from New York Harbor to the Chesapeake, out to Edgartown and Nantucket in her racing and chartering life.  American Eagle's traditional design means she is more moderate and friendly to sail both as a racer and as a Daysailer - while giving up very little in terms of speed. Speed that is very much evident in her bright red livery which makes her one of the most noticeable and photographed Twelve Meters afloat.

American Eagle can be seen or chartered in Newport, Rhode Island.   She provides the opportunity for an interested party to own an all-out racer, a family-friendly Daysailer and/or continue her successful charter operations.



Vessel Name: American Eagle

Builder: LUDERS

Model: 12 Metre

Model Year: 1964

Year Built: 1964

Year Refit: 2012

Category: Racing Sailboat

Country: United States

Coast Guard #: 523873

MLS #: 239710

Berths: 6

Heads: 1

Sleeps: 6

Staterooms: 2

Length: 66' 8" (20.32m)

Draft: 9' 6" (2.90m)

LWL: 45' 11" (14.00m)

Beam: 12' 6" (3.81m)

Displacement: 54,700 lbs

Gross Tonnage: 27

Manufacturer: vetus

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 70

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