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AMERICA 17
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Hull Type:  Wing Keel Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  17.00' / 5.18m LWL:  13.00' / 3.96m
Beam:  4.58' / 1.40m Listed SA:  139 ft2 / 12.91 m2
Draft (max.)  2.75' / 0.84m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  825 lbs./ 374 kgs. Ballast:  400 lbs. / 181 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  25.33 Bal./Disp.:  48.40% Disp./Len.:  167.64
Designer:  
Builder:  America Yacht Inc. (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Lead
First Built:  1984 Last Built:   # Built:  
Mast Height from DWL:  24.00' / 7.32m
NOTES
Promoted as a scaled down copy of Americas Cup (1983) winning 12 meter 'Australia II'.(incl. the signature wing keel). Displayed at some boat shows in the mid 1980's but the concept never took off and only a few were built.
America Yacht Inc. was located in Clearwater FL.
sail area:
main 82 sq. ft.
jib 57 sq. ft
Thanks to Gordon for providing information.
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