AMERICA 17

AMERICA 17 photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Wing Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
17.00 ft / 5.18 m
LWL:
13.00 ft / 3.96 m
S.A. (reported):
139.00 ft2 / 12.91 m2
Beam:
4.58 ft / 1.40 m
Draft (max):
2.75 ft / 0.84 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
825 lb / 374 kg
Ballast:
400 lb / 181 kg
S.A./Disp.:
25.33
Bal./Disp.:
48.48
Disp./Len.:
167.64
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1984
Last Built:
# Built:
Builder:
America Yacht Inc. (USA)
Designer:
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
25.33
Bal./Disp.:
48.48
Disp./Len.:
167.64
Comfort Ratio:
11.81

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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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