Sceptre (yacht)

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Sceptre
Career
Yacht Club:   Royal Yacht Squadron
Nation:  United Kingdom
America's Cup Year(s): 1958
Hull Type: Monohull
Class: 12-Metre
Designer(s): David Boyd
Builder: Alexander Robertson and Sons Ltd
Owner(s): Hugh Goodson syndicate
Skipper(s): Graham Mann

Sceptre (K-17) was the unsuccessful challenger of the 1958 America's Cup for the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Design[edit]

Designed by David Boyd and built by Alexander Robertson and Sons, Sceptre was built especially for the 1958 America's Cup challenge.

Career[edit]

Sceptre was owned by a syndicate headed by Hugh Goodson, plus Richard Dickson, William H. Northam, William G. Walkley, and Noel Foley. Sceptre lost 4-0 to defender Columbia of the New York Yacht Club. She is now owned and sailed in British waters by the Sceptre Preservation Society.

References[edit]

  1. Alexander Robertson and Sons, history of the yard.

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