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MARINER

Year1974 May
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Locationlost on beach
DesignerBritton Chance Jr.
BuilderRobert E. Derecktor Yacht Yard
Length Overall18.77 m.
Waterline14.43 m.
Beam3.55 m.
Draught2.79 m.
Displacement29.85 t.
Sail Area162 sq.m.
Construction
Original OwnerKings Point Fund Inc. USMMA
Original NameMARINER
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNew York, NY
Original Sail NumberUS 25
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Third Rule America's Cup

1974 - 1975 Kings Point Fund. Inc. USMMA - name: Mariner - home port: Kings Point, NY (USA). Mariner, together with Courageous, is the first American Twelve built in aluminium alloy. She was a revolutionary design. Britton Chance reduced as much as possible the wetted surface with a bow bustle, a low drag keel and squared- off termination of the hull lines, the so-called "fast back stern." Notwithstanding, she was a slow Twelve with big turbulence behind her stern. Neither Ted Turner nor Dennis Conner, (both skippers of Mariner), could avoid her elimination from the Defender Trials of the 22nd America's Cup.

1976 - 1989 Charles S. Conway - home port: Oyster Bay, NY (USA).

< 1993 - 1994 Arthur J. Kappelle - home port: New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA).

c 1995 Reported that the yacht was converted to an IMS cruiser/racer by Derecktor Shipyard.

1999 Lost on beach off Palm Beach, FL (USA).


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