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They don't build 'em like they used to!

This yacht was commissioned by ball bearing magnate WR Timken (at a cost of between $600,000-$700,000 in the early seventies), supposedly to dominate in the prestigious Canada's Cup Competition, a series of match races between US yacht clubs and Canadian yacht clubs in the Great Lakes.  Mr. Timken enlisted famous yacht designer, Ted Hood, who designed the vessel and oversaw all aspects of production at his yard; Little Harbor, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  Although the same hull mold was later used for the Hinckley '43, this vessel has the notable differentiation of having a whale-bottom design with Kevlar reinforcement, a 12 foot hydraulic swing keel and 6 foot spade rudder.  In addition to spectacular upwind performance with the keel fully deployed, the keel could be raised to any height desired when sailing downwind or to clear shoals.  Apparently, the governing body for the competition found out about the "trick" keel design before she was launched and penalized the vessel so heavily that she could no longer be competitive.  Mr. Timken then donated her to the Naval Academy, where she was used for training.  She was later owned (and obsessed over) by an FBI agent for decades. The current owner has upgraded the running rigging, tuned up the engine, and continues to prove her timeless design, most recently winning the pursuit class at Charleston Race week in 2017.  

 


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Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Managing Broker

Contact - Will Miller
The Multihull Company

Located in Charleston, SC

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 843-364-4123
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Will@multihullcompany.com
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Boat Specifications

Year

1975

Length

42 ft

Location

South Carolina

Price

34,000

Status

Active

Make

Ted Hood

Model

42

Name

D'z Knots

Additional Specs

Keel

Lifting Keel

Engines

Make: Westerbeke

Model:

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 48|horsepower

Year:

Hours:

Location:



About This Boat

They don't build 'em like they used to!

This yacht was commissioned by ball bearing magnate WR Timken (at a cost of between $600,000-$700,000 in the early seventies), supposedly to dominate in the prestigious Canada's Cup Competition, a series of match races between US yacht clubs and Canadian yacht clubs in the Great Lakes.  Mr. Timken enlisted famous yacht designer, Ted Hood, who designed the vessel and oversaw all aspects of production at his yard; Little Harbor, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  Although the same hull mold was later used for the Hinckley '43, this vessel has the notable differentiation of having a whale-bottom design with Kevlar reinforcement, a 12 foot hydraulic swing keel and 6 foot spade rudder.  In addition to spectacular upwind performance with the keel fully deployed, the keel could be raised to any height desired when sailing downwind or to clear shoals.  Apparently, the governing body for the competition found out about the "trick" keel design before she was launched and penalized the vessel so heavily that she could no longer be competitive.  Mr. Timken then donated her to the Naval Academy, where she was used for training.  She was later owned (and obsessed over) by an FBI agent for decades. The current owner has upgraded the running rigging, tuned up the engine, and continues to prove her timeless design, most recently winning the pursuit class at Charleston Race week in 2017.  

 


Additional Details

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Managing Broker

Contact - Will Miller
The Multihull Company

Located in Charleston, SC

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 843-364-4123
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Will@multihullcompany.com
View Will Miller's Profile
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