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Weatherly is a remarkable classic wooden yacht - an America’s Cup winner, ocean racer, highly successful charter yacht, and frequent Class winner in 12 Metre regattas. She is a capable coastal cruiser and potential winner in any Classic Sailing event, whether the Maine Series and Eggemoggin Reach, the southern New England circuit, or in Europe. The bonus? She is a hard-working gal who pays her own bills.
Designed by Philip Rhodes and built by Luders in 1958 of double planked African Mahogany on laminated and bent White Oak frames, she has a pedigree of the highest order. Weatherly is reinforced with bronze ring frames, floors, and mast step, and fastened with silicon bronze and glue. She remains in excellent condition. As the winner of the Americas Cup in 1962 with the legendary “Bus” Mosbacher at her helm, she cemented her place among the world’s great yachts. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels.
Outfitted for offshore racing in the 1970s on the Great Lakes and SORC and then based in Seattle, Weatherly’s current owner took ownership in 1986 and sailed her from Seattle to Newport RI via the Panama Canal.
Restored fastidiously, she took on a new life under the banner of Americas Cup Charters. Every summer for thirty-one years she has been helmed by her owner on thousands of charters and annually competed in regattas from The Chesapeake to Maine. Her winter maintenance program ensures she passes the rigid annual US Coast Guard inspection and operates without down time during each busy sailing season. Cosmetically she sparkles whether underway or at rest. Down below, her utilitarian but tastefully detailed interior exudes a remarkably warm feeling. Rustic coastal cruising is within her ability as is, while relatively minor alterations could provide for more extensive travel.
Her race winning record continues. Victorious over her Class in the recent 2017 12 Metre North American Championship held in Newport, RI, she is now offered for sale at a very reasonable price while at the top of her game.
MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 69' Luders 12 Metre 1958. This yacht for sale is located in Newport, Rhode Island and priced at $500,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
69’ Classic 1958 wooden 12 Metre Class sloop for sale. Winner of the America's Cup 1962 (and many other events since). Designed by Philip Rhodes, built by Luders Marine Construction to Lloyd's 100A1 classification. Double planked African Mahogany on alternating laminated and bent White Oak frames, reinforced with bronze ring frames, floors, mast step and fastened with Silicon Bronze. Listed on the National Register. Current 12M Class measurement certificate. USCG certificate to carry passengers for hire (charter business optional)
Beautiful open plan custom interior
Ready to race, day sail, coastal cruise, or charter.
Same caring owner for past 31 years, over half the vessel’s life. Continuously maintained and upgraded throughout ownership.
Set up for relatively low maintenance. Topsides and rig are recent 2 part polyurethane coatings, nonskid painted deck, mostly flat and easily maintained brightwork. Simple mechanical systems.
Danforth type anchor (unused since re-galvanizing anchor and chain)
Chain/ nylon rope combination rode
Edson portable bilge pump, manual diaphragm type
Bronze manual 10” fixed manual diaphragm pump
Submersible 12V electric bilge pump
Diaphragm 12V electric bilge pump
Submersible 115V electric sump pump
Small sun awning
4 medium fenders with covers
1 large fender with cover
5 dock lines
Set of code flags
Mounted half model of Weatherly
Chelsea “Boston” clock and barometer (need service)
Several sets foul weather gear for charterers
Race mainsail -North radial (excellent)
Charter mainsail -North two ply crosscut (good)
Charter mainsail -Hood crosscut (fair/poor)
Delivery mainsail (cut down to second reef, hollow leech)
Storm trysail (good)
#1 AP genoa Quantum radial 2017 (excellent)
#1 AP genoa -North radial (good)
#1 medium genoa -Doyle radial (good/excellent cond., but full shape)
Heavy #1 genoa-North crosscut (good, flat)
Blade jib -Hood, 95% LP, battened (good/excellent)
Staysail / storm jib -Hood (excellent)
Charter jib/#3 -Hood (good)
1/2 oz North spinnaker -blue top (excellent)
1/2 oz North VMG spinnaker -all white (good)
1/2 oz North VMG spinnaker -all white(good)
3/4 oz running spinnaker -graphic, blue leeches (fair)
3/4 oz running spinnaker -graphic, white (fair)
1.5 oz running spinnaker -white w red and blue stripes (good)
1/2 oz spinnaker blue and white (poor)
Standing rigging replaced 2010
Mast tangs, spreader compression tubes replaced 2010
Spreader clips replaced 2010
Carbon boom 2012
Carbon spinnaker pole (recent end fittings)
All sheets, halyards, guys, Dyneema core, Dacron covers. Good or excellent condition (kept current), several good spares.
3 Barient coffee grinder winches
3 Barient stainless 32 winches
6 Barient stainless 28 winches
Raymarine ST 50&60 instruments: wind, close hauled, digital compass, speed, depth, (& multi repeater in nav station).
Lowrance chart plotter GPS
VHF with integral GPS vessel ID distress function
Westerbeke 46 marine Diesel engine 1988, refurbished 2016 (rebuilt injection pump, new injector tips, re painted, new mounts), transmission new 2011.
16” feathering 3 blade max prop.
Manual fuel shut off from helm
Safety flare kit
(3) 10# type ABC fire extinguishers
(1) 2.5# type ABC fire extinguisher
Automatic engine fire suppression system
(20) adult type 1 life jackets
(3) child's type 1 life jackets
10 man buoyant apparatus
(2) 24” life rings
Life Sling MOB retrieval package
Several type 4 life vests
First aid kit
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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.