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Old 11-09-2010, 10:04   #1
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If Someone Says they Have a '12-Meter Boat' . . .

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If someone says they have a 12-meter boat, does that give any indication what kind of sailing they do?

I know so little, I didn't think to ask what make/model it is. They just asked about mooring fees at the local marina, which is what got me to this forum.

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there is a twelve-meter sailing class that used to race in the America's Cup. Alternately, the person may simply be referring to the overall length of the boat.
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My Privilege 39 is called a 12 meter. It's actually 39 feet 5 inches long.
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Thanks Bash.

Guess I meant ... I don't even know if this tells me anything about their habits with the boat, if it's used mostly for short tours etc.
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BTW, the "12-meter" class raceboats are about 65-75' long....it's a synthetic measurement of the rig and hull, not the length.

12-metre class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Thanks Bash.

Guess I meant ... I don't even know if this tells me anything about their habits with the boat, if it's used mostly for short tours etc.
The short answer is no you don't know much, except they probably have some money.

It's probably not a 12m class boat unless they have 'a lot' of money. That means that all you know is that it's about 40' long. It could be anything from a harbour day sailor to a round the world racer to an arctic expedition boat.
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The short answer is no you don't know much, except they probably have some money.

It's probably not a 12m class boat unless they have 'a lot' of money. That means that all you know is that it's about 40' long. It could be anything from a harbour day sailor to a round the world racer to an arctic expedition boat.
Actually, there are two 12-meter class boats currently for sail on Yachtworld. First is the former "Australia" that lost to Ted Turner's "Courageous" back in 1977, for $199,000, and the other is from the Italian syndicate in 1984, for $185,000.

1977 Steven Ward 12 Meter America's Cup Yacht Power Boat For Sale

1984 A. Vallichelli 12 meter Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

I don't think I'd recommend either boat for offshore cruising.
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Actually, there are two 12-meter class boats currently for sail on Yachtworld. First is the former "Australia" that lost to Ted Turner's "Courageous" back in 1977, for $199,000, and the other is from the Italian syndicate in 1984, for $185,000.

1977 Steven Ward 12 Meter America's Cup Yacht Power Boat For Sale

1984 A. Vallichelli 12 meter Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

I don't think I'd recommend either boat for offshore cruising.
They're pretty wet, alright. I sailed on Stars and Stripes in St. Martin once...there are several 12-meter former racers there a few years ago.
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Actually, there are two 12-meter class boats currently for sail on Yachtworld.
I don't think I'd recommend either boat for offshore cruising.
Yes, my comment was thinking about the slip fees and sail budgets - a bit hard to afford unless you have some blue blood and faded red pants
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I note the ad for australia says

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I have one...

It looks really good from 12 meters off...
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