Nefertiti was the first twelve designed by Frederick “Ted” Hood and the only new 12 built for the 1962 Defender Trails. Her construction was a fast one, she was launched just 96 days after the plans were delivered to the yard. At the time she was the beamiest 12 ever built, as Hood was in search of stability. Nefertiti won the 1962 Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC).
She was chartered by Americas Cup Challenger Syndicate as the trial horse for Dame Pattie. Thus began her travels around the globe. From 1969-79, her home port was in Piraeus, Greece. From here she went on to the West Indies, then to Fremantle for the 1987 Cup races then on to South Africa for six years.
We are delighted to offer charters aboard this America’s Cup contender and racing champion. Perfect for small group outings, sunset sails, bachelor or bachelorette parties, etc! Sleek and fast, this yacht offers pleasureful sailing experiences to all her guests. Join the winning tradition and sail aboard this dashing yacht!
Member since August 2015
Commitment: We are at your service! We are dedicated to providing guests with a unique and pleasurable sailing experience. Our friendly and professional “on shore” staff will customize and plan every detail of your event with you right down to greeting you and welcoming you aboard on the day of your sail. Once on board, our skilled and knowledgeable crew are at your service, tailoring your sail to your guests’ need. Our crew is the best in Newport and our guests agree!
A sail aboard one of our famous America’s Cup yachts is designed to combine the fascinating history of Newport and the America’s Cup with an interactive sailing experience…an experience that is unparalleled in Newport!
Experience: Our captains have over 35 years of experience sailing in New England waters and around the world, so you can expect the finest and most rewarding sail possible on your visit to Newport, Rhode Island. Our captains are all U.S. Coast Guard tested and licensed. Our crews are extensively trained to assist their captains in providing the most enjoyable and safest experience for those who sail aboard our America’s Cup yachts. Our professional team has over 100 years of combined sailing experience – let them share their passion for sailing with you!
Usually this boat operates around Newport, RI.
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