Saturday, August 6, 2011

Design 1834 - 12-Meter Intrepid


Intrepid was built of wood by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York and launched in 1967. She was considered a "breakthrough" design. She was heavily based on tank test results and a real effort to reduce wetted surface. The crew was moved below decks in great part including winches and deck gear which meant her boom could be considerably lower. You will note the boom in various heights in these images, based on changes that were made from time to time over the years. The image at bottom shows her in her original position.


She was successful in her defense of the America's Cup twice, winning in 1967 and 1970. Click here for more information about the Sparkman & Stephens 12-meters.


Here are the plans.


The boat is currently for sale and in mint condition. Click here to see the listing, and additional images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-0"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 12'-3"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 60,000 lbs
Ballast 39,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,756 sq ft


1 comment:

  1. I sailed her way back when Baron Bich owned her as a trial horse for France 3. I even have a picture of me at the helm. I was a hired grinder though.

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