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ITALIA II

Year1986 June
Current Sail NumberI 9
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing under refit (2012-2013)
Current LocationPescara
Current CountryIT
DesignerGiorgetti & Magrini
BuilderCantieri Ferri
Length Overall21.60 m.
Waterline13.65 m.
Beam4.36 m.
Construction
Original OwnerConsorzio Italia
Original NameITALIA II
Original CountryIT
Original HomeportGenova
Original Sail NumberI 9
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Third Rule America's Cup

1986 - 1987 Consorzio Italia - name: ITALIA II - home port: Genova (Italy) Italia II is the second Twelve built for the 1987 America's Cup by Consorzio Italia; she represents an evolution of the Italia I design after tests on about ten models in the Wageningen tests tank; she is supposed to be a much faster boat than Italia I but she drops on her keel and sinks while launched; she is rebuilt and shipped to Fremantle in September 1986 to late for being tuned up for the Challengers Trials; she does not race the Louis Vuitton Cup

1986 - 1996 Intermarine - home port: La Spezia She is laid out in a shed, for sale

1996 - 2000 Francesco Menconi together with PierLorenzo Vannucci, Francesco Perfetti, Roberto De Luigi and Gruppo Ormeggiatori e Battellieri di Marina di Carrara - home port: Marina di Carrara She is launched again, not well maintained, she is used for daily charter

2000 - 2011 D'Alessandro family, owners of the Renaissance School-The Canadian College Italy in Lanciano (Chieti, Italy) home port: Pescara (Italy) - she is used for training in a sailing school

July 2011 - 2013 - Maurizio Vecchiola - home port: Ancona (Italy). December 2012, she is in a yard in Pescara under refit which will include a check of the mast, the change of the standing rigging and the check of the deck hardware, 2013, new painting of the deck and of the hull and new sails.


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