America 17

1984
Designers
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Builder
America Yacht Inc. (USA)
Associations
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# Built
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Hull Type
Wing Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
16 11 / 5.2 m
Waterline Length
12 11 / 4 m
Beam
4 7 / 1.4 m
Draft
2 9 / 0.8 m
Displacement
820 lbs / 374 kg
Ballast
400 lbs / 181 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
139 ft2 / 12.9 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
24 0 / 7.3 m
Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Forestay Length
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
4.83 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
25.28
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
48.48
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
167.64
light
Comfort Ratio
11.76
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.95
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Promoted as a scaled down copy of Americas Cup (1983) winning 12 meter ‘Australia II’.(incl. the signature wing keel). Displayed at some boat shows in the mid 1980’s but the concept never took off and only a few were built.
America Yacht Inc. was located in Clearwater FL.
sail area:
main 82 sq. ft.
jib 57 sq. ft
Thanks to Gordon for providing information.


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