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Price
AU $249,500 Make an offer Finance
Currency
Length
66' 0" - 20.12m
Use
Leisure
Vessel Location
Pittwater NSW Insurance
Launch Year
1977
Hull Material
Aluminium

INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE YACHT / AMERICA'S CUP CHALLENGER 1977 & 1980
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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 for the Auld Mug!. 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.

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 in the 12 Metre World Championships in Newport Rhode Island USA. Receipts are available for the extensive refit which was done by Chris Links and Heath Walters of Northshore Marina at the RPAYC Pittwater NSW. The refit included the removal, repair and painting of the mast and boom, dye testing of all the standing rigging, replacement of running backstays, check stays and halyards. Replacement of blocks, loops and all attachments.

The hull and deck and bottom were prepared, repaired and painted. Mechanical improvements included the installation of a new Yanmar engine, fuel tank, hoses, bilge pump system and ancillary equipment.

Australia is almost ready to compete. All she needs is a wardrobe of sails and a team leader or a syndicate of competitive yachties with the willingness to ship her from Sydney to Newport, Rhode Island USA for next years World Championships. As with her sister-ships in Newport she can be 'dry-sailed' for the summer regattas, culminating with the 12 Metre North American Championships and the NYYC annual cruise in September. Failing that she would be a real head turner for mid week racing and signature regatta's here in Australia.

Inventory details below.
Engine and Mechanical: 2019 Yanmar 3JH5/ZF30; ten hours only. New engine controls, all hoses, fuel lines, control cables, start and gauge panel in cockpit. New water strainer, exhaust hoses. New coupling. 1100 GPH Automatic bilge pump. 10-A regulator on solar panel for battery charging. New 12 volt battery and cables to engine and controls. 1 x 40L fuel tank installed 2019

Invoices available for the following work carried out in 2019;
Removal and 'stripping' of the mast. Installation of a new sheave box. Etched, undercoat and final paint. Dye testing of all rod rigging, cold-heads and turnbuckle inspection, cleaning and inspection of 17-4 clevis pins. New Dyneema backstay. New Dyneema running backstays and check-stays spliced with reinforced thimbles. Boom stripped, repaired and painted. All new halyards; main, 2 x genoa, 2 x spinnaker, topping and butt lifts. Seizing and leathers on spreaders

Sails: Dacron 'cruising' sails - mainsail, genoa and spinnaker.

Safety Equipment: 1 x 1100 GP 12v bilge pump. 2 x manual bilge pumps

Contact the owners yacht broker Leigh Dorrington phone 0411733219 or email leighdorrington@bigpond. Com


Price
AU $249,500 Make an offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
AUSTRALIA
Launch Year
1977
Length
66' 0" - 20.12m
Beam
12 feet
Draft
9 feet
Displacement
26 tons
Keel / Ballast
FULL KEEL / LEAD
Vessel Location
Pittwater Nsw
Region
New South Wales
Designer
BEN LEXCAN
Builder
STEVE WARD
Hull Material
Aluminium
Decks Material
ALUMINIUM
Covers
Mainsail cover
Safety Gear
Minimal
Bilge Pumps
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes
Sail Inventory
Basic cruising sails
Mast / Rigging
All invoices for the refit are available.
Deck Gear
Australia has most of her original deck gear from her America's cup challenger campaigns
Remarks
'Australia' KA 5 the forerunner to Alan Bond's 1983 America's Cup winning 12 metre yacht 'Australia II'.

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


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