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FRANCE II

Year1977 April
Current Sail NumberF 2
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusvery good
Current LocationSt. Tropez
Current CountryFR
DesignerAndr? Mauric
BuilderHerman Egger, Chantier AFCA
Length Overall19.13 m.
Waterline13.94 m.
Beam3.86 m.
Draught2.79 m.
Displacement28.85 t.
Sail Area172 sq.m.
Construction
Original OwnerL'Ass. Fr. de La Coupe de l'America
Original NameFRANCE II
Other NamesAquitaine (1980)
Original CountryFR
Original HomeportHyeres
Original Sail NumberF 2
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1977 - 1979 L'Association Francaise de La Coupe de l'America (AFCA) (Marcel Bich) - name: France II - homeport: Hyeres. This Twelve was designed in 1972 as she had to compete for the 1974 America?s Cup. Indecisions from Bich, related also to the Elvstrom bulb project, meant that the construction at the Pontarlier H. Egger Yard of the Mauric design was not started until 1976. The many alterations introduced by other people to his original drawings had as a consequence that Mauric did not recognize his design and the main consequence was that the old France was chosen for the challenger trials at Newport where she was not even able to win a race. The hull is cold moulded - three laminates (10-10-15) of mahogany. (July 2001)

1980 Jacques Kreitmann & Francois Olivret - new name: Aquitaine - home port: Bordeaux (France).

1994 Alain Claude Marlin - new name: France II - home port: Saint Tropez (France).

1996 France II underwent radical restoration works at the Egger yard and she was transformed in a cruising yacht with new interiors with two cabins, finished with exceptional mahogany joinery. A 170 HP Yanmar engine has been installed and the mast was changed with a new Marchal one.

2009 she was for sale at the requested price of ? 1.100.000. She is lying in Barcelona (Spain).

2010 she was for sale at $ 700.000.

1994    Alain Claude Marlin - new name: France II - home port: Saint Tropez (France).

In 1996 France II underwent radical restoration works at the Egger yard and she was transformed in a cruising yacht with new interiors with two cabins, finished with exceptional mahogany joinery. A 170 HP Yanmar engine has been installed and the mast was changed with a new Maréchal one. In 2009, she is for sale at the price of € 1.100.000, reduced in 2010 to $ 700.000.

2015   Mr. Marlin passed away and France II has been abandoned in a marina in Barcelona since 2009. She has been bought in June 2015 from mr Marlin heirs and she will undergo a complete refit at the Dismarina yard in Barcelona. 


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