66' Luders 1964



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66' Luders 1964 American Eagle


American Eagle, the iconic red 12 Meter helmed by Ted Turner, is on the market and looking to continue a long and storied racing and chartering career. A truly evocative boat credited with defining an entire generation of America's Cup and Offshore sailing, she is seriously for sale to the discerning individual or party who wishes to continue as caretaker of one of the great American racing classics.

This listing comes at the perfect time to begin organizing and executing a competitive campaign for the 2019 12 Meter Worlds; an event she won when it was last held in Newport in 2009.  Her offering includes the opportunity to continue with a Syndicate Charter (with their own suit of racing sails) in place through to the 2019 World Championships. Her win in 2009 was just one of a long and notable winning streak on her résumé including multiple 12M North American Championships, the Fastnet Race, SORC, and notably the Opera House Cup. To that end, American Eagle has been continuously upgraded and maintained in competitive racing and charter trim.

Serving a central role in the America's Cup Charters organization in Newport, American Eagle along with her stablemates Weatherly, Intrepid, and Nefertiti has introduced tens of thousands of vacationers and enthusiasts to the history and thrill of Twelve Meter sailing on Narragansett Bay and beyond for over 30 years. A fixture on the Bay in this capacity, she also traversed the waters from New York Harbor to the Chesapeake, out to Edgartown and Nantucket in her racing and chartering life.  American Eagle's traditional design means she is more moderate and friendly to sail both as a racer and as a Daysailer - while giving up very little in terms of speed. Speed that is very much evident in her bright red livery which makes her one of the most noticeable and photographed Twelve Meters afloat.

American Eagle can be seen or chartered in Newport, Rhode Island.   She provides the opportunity for an interested party to own an all-out racer, a family-friendly Daysailer and/or continue her successful charter operations.





12 Meter

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



12' 6"

Engine Details:


Engine 1:

2012 70.00 HP

Engine 2:

2012 70.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:


Water Capacity:



2016: Fortress anchor & chain

2009: Harken Bevel Box System for Primary Winches

2001: Barient primary pedestals, bevel & junction box

2001: Barient mainsheet pedestal (spare)

2001: Harken 1120 Primary 3 speed grinder system with crosslink +  2 spare ST 1120s

2001: Barient 32 ST’s (x9)

2001: Mainsheet traveler

Barient 27ST Winches (x2)

Spare parts, bearings, bevel boxesm shafts – Harken & Barient

Winch Handles

Snatch Blocks

Fenders w/covers (x8) Fender boards (x2)

Luke 100lb Storm Anchor w/chain & rodeDanforth 40lb Anchor w/chain & rode

150’ Rode (spare)

2012: Vetus 70HP diesel engine w/exhaust system

2012: Engine bed, mounts, & Racor system

2012: Aqua Drive

2012: SS Fuel Tank & Lines

2008: Whale Bilge Pump: 30 GPM

2007: Fuel Pump & Racor Filter System

2005: Engine Injectors

2005: High voltage alternator and regulator

2000: Marine Gel Cel Batteries (3x)

2000: Engine mounts, oil pan, transmission rebuild, inspection & cleaning

Battery Charger

2013: Garmin GPS

2001: Autohelm ST60 Cockpit Instruments

2001: Maxi Mast Instrument Readouts (x2)


Handheld VHF Radios (x2)

Dell Inspiron & Cradle-chartplotter/GPS

Furuno Radar w/Removable Mast

Sail Inventory:

2016: Hood #3 Jib (Charter)

2013: North Race Main

2013: North #2 Jib

2009: North Race Main

2009: North #1 Jib

2009: North .5oz Spinnaker (x2)

2009: North .75oz Spinnaker (x2)

2008: Hood Main (Charter)

2008: North .75oz Spinnaker

2007: Hood #3 Jib Vectran (Charter)

2005: North #1 Jib

2001: North #2 Jib

2001: North #3

2001: North #5

2001: North 1.5 oz Spinnaker

2001: North .5oz Spinnaker

1998: Hood #4 Jib (Charter)

1998: North #1 Jib

1996: .6oz Spinnaker

Spare Battens

Mainsail Turtle, Mainsail Cover (x2), Jib Turtles


Running Rigging:

2016: Main Halyard

2016: Genoa

2016: Spinnaker Halyard (x2)

2009: Genoa Sheet (x2)

2009: Reef Line (x2)

2009: Main Halyard

2007: Running Backstay Tails (x2)

2005: Antal mainsail track/car system

2001: Aluminum Gretski Boom

2001: (1987): Aluminum “Heart of America” Mast

2000: Hall Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole

 Hood Offshore Mast, Boom, and Spinnaker pole w/standing rigging (spare)

Standing Rigging & Hydraulics:

2013: Tuff Luff

2009: Tuff Luff

2007: Running Backstays (x2)

2001: Enerpac – Mast ram system

2001: Upgrade tie rods, chain plates, mast step, and support structure

Mast Hydraulic Pump & Rams

Hull Refit Schedule:

2016: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2012: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2008: Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2001: Complete removal of paint from hull, survey, refair, dynel, Awlgrip – Topsides painted red

2001: Upgrade interior, remove extra head & tanks in bilge

2000: Remove & Rebuild Rudder

Safety Equipment:

2008: Fire system

Engine Compartment CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Portable Fire Extinguishers (x3)

USCG Type 1 Life Jackets (x19 adult, x2 Children)

12 Inflatable Life Jackets

Harness night lights (x4)

USCG Buoyants apparatus w/MOB light

USCG Life Rings (x3)


This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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