American Eagle

BOAT ID: 6263297

Year: 1964
Length: 66 ft.
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Newport, RI
Hull Material: Wood

Current Price: $292,000
Sales Status: $

Contact Information
Name: Paul Buttrose, Licensed Yacht Broker
Phone: (954) 294-6962

American Eagle, the iconic red 12 Meter helmed by Ted Turner, is on the market and looking to continue a long and storied racing and chartering career. A truly evocative boat credited with defining an entire generation of America’s Cup and Offshore sailing, she is seriously for sale to the discerning individual or party who wishes to continue as caretaker of one of the great American racing classics.

This listing comes at the perfect time.  American Eagle is tuning up to defend her title in 12 Metre World Championships in Newport to be held July 8-14 2019.  Her win in 2009 was just one of a long and notable winning streak on her résumé including multiple 12M North American Championships, the Fastnet Race, SORC, and notably the Opera House Cup. To that end, American Eagle has been continuously upgraded and maintained in competitive racing and charter trim.

Serving a central role in the America’s Cup Charters organization in Newport, American Eagle along with her stablemates Weatherly, Intrepid, and Nefertiti has introduced tens of thousands of vacationers and enthusiasts to the history and thrill of Twelve Meter sailing on Narragansett Bay and beyond for over 30 years. A fixture on the Bay in this capacity, she also traversed the waters from New York Harbor to the Chesapeake, out to Edgartown and Nantucket in her racing and chartering life.  American Eagle’s traditional design means she is more moderate and friendly to sail both as a racer and as a Daysailer – while giving up very little in terms of speed. Speed that is very much evident in her bright red livery which makes her one of the most noticeable and photographed Twelve Meters afloat.

American Eagle can be seen or chartered in Newport, Rhode Island.   She provides the opportunity for an interested party to own an all-out racer, a family-friendly Daysailer and/or continue her successful profitable operations within America’s Cup Charters in Newport, RI.

Number of Single Berths: 6
Number of Heads: 1
Number of Cabins: 3

LOA-Hull: 45.92 ft.
LOA-Total: 66 ft.
Beam: 12.5 ft.
Length on Deck: 45.92 ft.
Maximum Draft: 9.5 ft.


Brand: vetus
Year Built: 2012
Engine Model:
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours:
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 70

Fresh Water Tanks: gallons
Fuel Tanks: gallons
Holding Tanks: gallons

Deck Equipment

2016: Fortress anchor & chain

2009: Harken Bevel Box System for Primary Winches

2001: Barient primary pedestals, bevel & junction box

2001: Barient mainsheet pedestal (spare)

2001: Harken 1120 Primary 3 speed grinder system with crosslink +  2 spare ST 1120s

2001: Barient 32 ST’s (x9)

2001: Mainsheet traveler

Barient 27ST Winches (x2)

Spare parts, bearings, bevel boxesm shafts – Harken & Barient

Winch Handles

Snatch Blocks

Fenders w/covers (x8) Fender boards (x2)

Luke 100lb Storm Anchor w/chain & rodeDanforth 40lb Anchor w/chain & rode

150’ Rode (spare)

Machinery & Electric Systems

2012: Vetus 70HP diesel engine w/exhaust system

2012: Engine bed, mounts, & Racor system

2012: Aqua Drive

2012: SS Fuel Tank & Lines

2008: Whale Bilge Pump: 30 GPM

2007: Fuel Pump & Racor Filter System

2005: Engine Injectors

2005: High voltage alternator and regulator

2000: Marine Gel Cel Batteries (3x)

2000: Engine mounts, oil pan, transmission rebuild, inspection & cleaning

Battery Charger

Electronics & Navigation

2013: Garmin GPS

2001: Autohelm ST60 Cockpit Instruments

2001: Maxi Mast Instrument Readouts (x2)


Handheld VHF Radios (x2)

Dell Inspiron & Cradle-chartplotter/GPS

Furuno Radar w/Removable Mast

Sails & Running Rigging

Sail Inventory:

2016: Hood #3 Jib (Charter)

2013: North Race Main

2013: North #2 Jib

2009: North Race Main

2009: North #1 Jib

2009: North .5oz Spinnaker (x2)

2009: North .75oz Spinnaker (x2)

2008: Hood Main (Charter)

2008: North .75oz Spinnaker

2007: Hood #3 Jib Vectran (Charter)

2005: North #1 Jib

2001: North #2 Jib

2001: North #3

2001: North #5

2001: North 1.5 oz Spinnaker

2001: North .5oz Spinnaker

1998: Hood #4 Jib (Charter)

1998: North #1 Jib

1996: .6oz Spinnaker

Spare Battens

Mainsail Turtle, Mainsail Cover (x2), Jib Turtles


Running Rigging:

2016: Main Halyard

2016: Genoa

2016: Spinnaker Halyard (x2)

2009: Genoa Sheet (x2)

2009: Reef Line (x2)

2009: Main Halyard

2007: Running Backstay Tails (x2)

Masts & Spars

2005: Antal mainsail track/car system

2001: Aluminum Gretski Boom

2001: (1987): Aluminum “Heart of America” Mast

2000: Hall Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole

 Hood Offshore Mast, Boom, and Spinnaker pole w/standing rigging (spare)


Standing Rigging & Hydraulics:

2013: Tuff Luff

2009: Tuff Luff

2007: Running Backstays (x2)

2001: Enerpac – Mast ram system

2001: Upgrade tie rods, chain plates, mast step, and support structure

Mast Hydraulic Pump & Rams


Hull Refit Schedule:

2016: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2012: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2008: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2001: Complete removal of paint from hull, survey, refair, dynel, Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2001: Upgrade interior, remove extra head & tanks in bilge

2000: Remove & Rebuild Rudder

Safety & Fire Protection

Safety Equipment:

2008: Fire system

Engine Compartment CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Portable Fire Extinguishers (x3)

USCG Type 1 Life Jackets (x19 adult, x2 Children)

12 Inflatable Life Jackets

Harness night lights (x4)

USCG Buoyants apparatus w/MOB light

USCG Life Rings (x3)


For more information please contact Central Agent Paul Buttrose

Mobile: 954-294-6962

Office: 401-847-5449


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