65' (19.81m)

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Victory - 1983 65' INTERNATIONAL 12 Metre Yacht
Newport Rhode Island United States
$900,000 USD

The 1983 65' INTERNATIONAL 12 Metre Yacht Racing Sailboat Victory is a sail yacht for sale located in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. VICTORY ’83 K 22 INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE YACHT  AMERICA’S CUP CHALLENGER 1983

Challenger for the Americas Cup in 1983, losing to the breakthrough Australia II 1-4.   She was a trial horse for the Italian Challenge in 1987 then won the 12 Metre World Championship in Porto Cervo.  In 2008 current owner brought from the Mediterranean and carried out a meticulous refurbishment while leaving her keel and trim tab ‘as designed’.   From 2009 to 2019 she has amassed an astonishing number of victories.

 The comprehensive historical outline and relevant images are featured on the Victory83 website Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1983 65' INTERNATIONAL 12 Metre Yacht Racing Sailboat Victory yacht for sale in Newport, Rhode Island, USA today!

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LENGTH 65' (19.81m)
BUILT 1983
BEAM 11' (3.35m)
LOCATION Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Electronics and Navigation

Electronics:  A 12V Electrical system is fitted to provide for the instrumentation package, bilge pumps and VHF base station.


  • Complete Ockam racing instrumentation system.
  • On board computer running Expedition
  • Custom 5 display mast pod
  • Transducers for speed, depth and wind speed
  • GPS, Compass
  • Plumbing: Electric bilge pump P&S
  • Electrical shore power box / battery charger
  • Shore power cable
  • Garmin cameras
  • VHF base station
  • VHF handhelds
  • Diverse headstay load pin – integrated into the Ockam system

Deck Equipment

  • Primaries (2): Lewmar 105 Racing winches with carbon skirts – Upwind / downwind range selection
  • Mainsheet: Lewmar 105 Racing Winch – carbon skirt and self tailing plates. Upwind / downwind range selection. Top action capable
  • Running backstays (2) Lewmar 99 Racing winches – flange mounted, carbon skirt and self tailing plates.
  • Pit winch: Lewmar Racing 68 – pedestal driven – over drive boxes fitted
  • Topper – second halyard – Lewmar 68
  • Foreguy: Lewmar Racing 50
  • Spinnaker takedown on pit winch
  • Pedestals (3) Belt drive carbon fiber pedestals
  • Bevel boxes – hi-strength 17-4 drive shafts have been fitted in each bevel box


Hydraulics:  Victory’83 has a full Grand Prix Navtec Hydraulic package.  Navtec hydraulic rams:

  • Headstay
  • Jib tack
  • Genoa leads(P&S)
  • Checkstay
  • Vang
  • Outhaul
  • Cunningham
  • Floating main tack
  • Push-pull deck level mast ram.
  • Navtec pressurized Reservoir
  • Fast take up system for pulling the rig forward downwind.
  • Five Big bore pumping stations. Main Island has a super big bore AC pump.
  • String Release: A number of functions are fitted with string / button releases


Mast and Rigging Package:  Sail Spars Designs triple spreader rig with Navtec rigging.

  • Minimum Weight and CG under the 12M Rules. 
  • Maximum stiffness – the stiffest 12M mast built. Cobalt rod headstay and jumpers. Spreader and jumper tips feature special low windage “cigar” fittings. 
  • Shrouds rollers to ease the big jibs around
  • Carbon boom by Composite Engineering – strop mounted vang system.
  • Custom “Square” composite spinnaker pole and spare pole. Deck layout allows the spare pole to be carried onboard below deck.



North Sail inventory includes a new wardrobe built for the 2019 World Championships.  The back-up wardrobe includes light and heavy genoas multiple spinnakers and a highly serviceable mainsail.  

A full wardrobe of Quantum Sails built in 2019 along with many spares.


Tender and Container

Destiny, a 28′ Protector is included with the program.  The tender has been updated with new WING tubes.  She was repowered with twin Yamaha 200HP Four-stroke engines.  She has an updated electronics package including a Garmin Chart-plotter, Radar and AIS.  She has been stored inside each off season and the engines have received all recommended service at the Yamaha Dealer.  

Container:  The Package includes a 40′ shipping container that has been outfitted to support the operations of the program.  There is ample storage for the sails, rigging, spares and gear.

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Paul Buttrose
Sparkman & Stephens, LLC - CT
1323 SE 17th Street #500 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 USA

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