Sailing yachts

International 12 meter

(REF: 18015)


  • Designer: Valichelli A
  • Builder: Arsenale di Venezia
  • Year: 1985
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 63.5'
  • Beam: 12.25'
  • Draft: 9'

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Full specification

Wooden ships comments on this International 12 meter yacht.                                                                                                           Lying Sweden


19.85m x 3.85m x 2.87m      (63.5’ x 12.25’ x 9’)  


Designed by A. Vallichelli and built in the Arsenale di Venezia, launched in 1985 as the Italian entry in the 1987 Americas Cup.


Aluminium hull and deck. Long fin keel with wings. Retrousse counter stern.  Flush deck with aft cock-pit, twin wheels. Wheel steering on chains and cables.


Fractional sloop rig on original alloy mast, stainless steel rigging. The mast is fitted with hydraulic heel ram to raise and lower, hydraulic rams on the spreaders and back-stay, triple spreaders, runners on tackles. Triangular alloy boom.


Primary winches with central coffee grinder. 2 pairs of self tail secondary winches. Self-tail main sheet winch. Pair of self-tail halyard winches on the deck by the mast. 2 further winches. Deck tracks for the headsail sheets.


Large number of sails, mostly very serviceable, including a new mainsail in 2006 and a new genny in 2004, both in perfect condition.


A 35hp BMW diesel engine was installed around 1997 with folding 2-blade prop.

International 12 meter

The yacht has been slightly modified on deck to make her more suitable for cruising. The forward end of the cock-pit has been decked over and an entrance hatch created to access below, otherwise the deck lay-out remains largely original.

Hydraulic mast controls in the cock-pit.


The yacht has been simply fitted out below to suit her for cruising.

Companionway from deck, large quarter berth and galley to port, chart table to stbd.

Saloon cabin with seating around a table to port, settee berth to stbd.

Bulkhead to 2-berth fore cabin.

Focsle store. Heads with chemical toilet.

Full head-room all through.


In present Danish ownership the yacht underwent a simple conversion to a cruising yacht. The cock-pit was altered at the fore end to make an entrance hatch to below, an engine was installed and a new boom made.

Below the conversion is simple but practical.

She was road transported from Denmark to Italy for this refit and subsequently cruised the Dalmatian Coast and the Greek Islands as a family yacht.

She was sailed back to Denmark in 2002 and in 2004 cruised the Danish Islands. She sailed back to Italy until returning to Denmark in 2007. In summer 209 she sailed to Sweden.

She has proved to be surprisingly manageable as a cruising yacht and enormous fun to sail. The owner regularly sails her single handed in the Baltic and she is very easy to sail with 3. She will move at 6/7 knts in the lightest airs and with the right crew of course can still be driven very hard.

She could be refitted back to her original racing configuration.


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.