Sceptre (yacht)

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Sceptre in 2008.
Yacht club   Royal Yacht Squadron
Nation  United Kingdom
Class 12-Metre
Sail no K–17
Designer(s) David Boyd
Builder Alexander Robertson and Sons Ltd
Owner(s) Hugh Goodson syndicate
Racing career
Skippers Graham Mann
America's Cup 1958
Type Monohull

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


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


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.


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

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