1970 America’s Cup Contender and Ocean Racing Champion
Not only did Charlie Morgan sail Heritage as her skipper, he was also her designer, builder and sailmaker. After completion at his boatyard in St. Petersburg Florida, he sailed her up the East Coast to Newport, RI for the 1970 America’s Cup Trials.
1967 & 1970 winner of The America's Cup
Twice Winner of the America’s Cup, the incomparable 12 Meter Intrepid is close to the hearts of many sailors. 12 US 22 is one of the most famous racing yachts of all time. As the first Twelve to separate the rudder from the keel, include a “bustle” or “kicker” and add a trim tab, she marked a major breakthrough in Twelve Meter design.
1962 America's Cup Winner
The acclaimed yacht designer Philip Rhodes, designed only one 12 Meter in his career, the Cup winner Weatherly! She is stunning to see under sail, with long overhangs and the finely tapered ends of a classic. Beautifully appointed below decks, she glistens with raised mahogany paneling, tufted leather seating, and the warm glow of varnished wood.
1937 Vintage 12 - Trial horse in 1958 & 1962 Cups
Gleam was designed by the famous naval architect, Clinton Crane for personal use. He had dreams of reviving the 12-metre class. Built in 1937 at the Henry B Nevins boatyard of double planked mahogany. Gleam was influential in the development of the 12 Meter Class which eventually became the longest running class of yachts used in the America’s Cup.
A Classic Beauty
Onawa was designed by the renowned naval architect and pioneering aircraft designer, W. Star-ling Burgess. She was number 6 of 6 nearly identical Twelve Meter Class yachts built for promi-nent members of the New York Yacht Club in 1928 by the world famous Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard of Lemwerder, Germany.
America’s Cup Charters is a full-service yacht charter company. We represent distinctive classic sailing and power yachts available for charter out of Newport, RI and along the New England coast. Varnished mahogany, scrubbed teak and gleaming brass accent these beauties.