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Price
AU $295,000 Now reduced Finance
Currency
Length
65' - 19.81m
Use
Racing
Vessel Location
PITTWATER NSW Insurance
Launch Year
1977
Hull Material
Aluminium

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.

Designed by Bob Miller (Ben Lexcen) she was superbly built from aluminium 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.

A truly evocative yacht, she is credited with defining an era of 12 metre America's Cup racing, culminating in the momentous victory by 'Australia II' in 1983. Australia has cemented her place amongst the world's greatest 12 metre yachts. She is now on the market and looking to continue her long and storied racing career.

The recently completed world championships in Newport Rhode Island USA saw a fleet of 22 iconic 12 metre yachts racing in four divisions. The next world championships will be held in August 2020 in Helsinki Finland.

Australia is seriously for sale to the discerning individual, or a syndicate of yachties who wish to continue as caretaker to one of this country's classic yachts.


Price
AU $295,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
AUSTRALIA
Boat Reference
LDYB 01
Launch Year
1977
Length
65' - 19.81m
Beam
3.71
Draft
2.74
Displacement
24.85 tons
Keel / Ballast
Lead
Vessel Location
Pittwater Nsw
Region
New South Wales
Designer
Bob Miller / Ben Lexcan
Builder
Steve Ward
Hull Material
Aluminium
Decks Material
Aluminium
Engine
New Yanmar 3JH5/ZF30 fitted 2019
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
39
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
Nil
Max Speed
8.5 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
Bilge Pumps
One 12 volt plus manual pumps
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Yes
Electronics / Navigation
Yes
Sail Inventory
Used charter dacron sails including a mainsail. #2 genoa and a spinnaker. There is no racing sail inventory at present. The new owner can select their preferred sailmaker and the type of sails to suit their style of sailing
Mast / Rigging
New running rigging. Australia's mast, boom and rigging has been removed and fully checked over and repaired where necessary. The mast and boom have been repainted
Remarks
Australia has now returned to her original 12 metre layout having previously been a charter yacht on Sydney Harbour. She has had an extensive refit and all costings, work carried out and invoices are available for inspection.

Contact yacht broker Leigh Dorrington on 0411733219 or email leighdorrington@bigpond. Com

Websites:
12 metre yacht club Newport Rhode Island USA - https://12metreyachtclub. Org/
The 12 metre class - www. 12mrclass. Com/
Complete list of 12 metre yachts - www. 12mrclass. Com/yachts/
Historic images of the 12 metre class - https://12metreyachtclub. Org/history/
12 metre world championships 2020 - https://12mrworlds. Com/
Why a 12 metre yacht is your perfect yacht - http://observer. Com/2017/10/why-a-12-meter-yacht-is-your-perfect-starter-boat/

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Leigh Dorrington
Telephone
City / Suburb
Church Point
State
NSW
Country
Australia


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