1977
Year
INTERNATIONAL
Builder
65' (19.81m)
Length
0
Cabins

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Australia KA-5
1977 65' INTERNATIONAL Racing Sailboat 12 Metre Yacht Sydney New South Wales Australia
$170,000 USD


The 1977 65' INTERNATIONAL 12 Metre Yacht Racing Sailboat Australia KA-5 is a sail boat for sale located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

AUSTRALIA - KA 5 
INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE YACHT 
AMERICA'S CUP CHALLENGER 1977 & 1980

“Australia is a remarkable 12 Metre yacht. She 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 skippered by Ted Turner and her second in 1980, against Freedom skippered by Dennis Connor. A truly evocative yacht, credited with defining an era of 12 Metre America's Cup racing, culminating in the momentous victory by 'Australia II' in 1983”.  - Leigh Dorrington, Sydney. 
 

The design for Australia was developed with the assistance of the Dutch University of Delf, using multiple tank test models.  With a large bustle, low freeboard and innovative approach to locating ballast she was a forerunner to the famous Americas Cup winner  Australia II. 

 In 2019 she was refurbished at great expense in preparation to compete the in the 12 Metre World Championships in Newport.  Unfortunately, the plan failed to materialize and she was unable to join her old competitors, original stablemate and ultimate winner of the event, Challenge Twelve.



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LENGTH 65' (19.81m)
BUILDER INTERNATIONAL
ASKING PRICE $170,000 USD
BUILT 1977
BEAM 12' (3.66m)
DRAFT 9' (2.74m)
MX SPEED N/A
CRUISING SPEED N/A
CABINS N/A
GROSS TONNAGE 0.00
DISPLACEMENT N/A
LOCATION Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Paul Buttrose
Sparkman & Stephens, LLC - FL
1323 SE 17th Street #500 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 USA

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