1958 1958 Luders 69 For Sale

1958 Luders

Price: US$500,000

Propulsion Sail
Type Racers, High Performance Boats
Length 69’
Hull Wood
Engine/Fuel Diesel
Year 1958
Location Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1958 Luders

Weatherly is a remarkable classic wooden yacht - an America s Cup winner, ocean racer, highly successful charter yacht, and frequent Class winner in 12 Metre regattas. She is a capable coastal cruiser and potential winner in any Classic Sailing event, whether the Maine Series and Eggemoggin Reach, the southern New England circuit, or in Europe. The bonus? She is a hard-working gal who pays her own bills.

Designed by Philip Rhodes and built by Luders in 1958 of double planked African Mahogany on laminated and bent White Oak frames, she has a pedigree of the highest order. Weatherly is reinforced with bronze ring frames, floors, and mast step, and fastened with silicon bronze and glue. She remains in excellent condition. As the winner of the Americas Cup in 1962 with the legendary Bus Mosbacher at her helm, she cemented her place among the world s great yachts. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels.

Outfitted for offshore racing in the 1970s on the Great Lakes and SORC and then based in Seattle, Weatherly s current owner took ownership in 1986 and sailed her from Seattle to Newport RI via the Panama Canal.

Restored fastidiously, she took on a new life under the banner of Americas Cup Charters. Every summer for thirty-one years she has been helmed by her owner on thousands of charters and annually competed in regattas from The Chesapeake to Maine. Her winter maintenance program ensures she passes the rigid annual US Coast Guard inspection and operates without down time during each busy sailing season. Cosmetically she sparkles whether underway or at rest. Down below, her utilitarian but tastefully detailed interior exudes a remarkably warm feeling. Rustic coastal cruising is within her ability as is, while relatively minor alterations could provide for more extensive travel.

Her race winning record continues. Victorious over her Class in the recent 2017 12 Metre North American Championship held in Newport, RI, she is now offered for sale at a very reasonable price while at the top of her game.

Full Specs

Boat name



Make: Luders
Model: 12 Metre
Condition: Used
Designer: Philip Rhodes
Builder: Luders


LOA: 78' 0''
Length of deck: 78' 0''
Beam: 18' 0''
Maximum Draft: 9' 0''
Minimum Draft: 9' 0''
Displacement: 53200.0 lbs


Make: Westerbeke
Model: 46
Year: 1988
Type: Inboard
Fuel: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding


Number of single berths: 6
Number of heads: 1


Drive Type: Direct


69 Classic 1958 wooden 12 Metre Class sloop for sale. Winner of the America's Cup 1962 (and many other events since). Designed by Philip Rhodes, built by Luders Marine Construction to Lloyd's 100A1 classification. Double planked African Mahogany on alternating laminated and bent White Oak frames, reinforced with bronze ring frames, floors, mast step and fastened with Silicon Bronze. Listed on the National Register. Current 12M Class measurement certificate. USCG certificate to carry passengers for hire (charter business optional)

Beautiful open plan custom interior

Ready to race, day sail, coastal cruise, or charter.

Same caring owner for past 31 years, over half the vessel s life. Continuously maintained and upgraded throughout ownership.

Set up for relatively low maintenance. Topsides and rig are recent 2 part polyurethane coatings, nonskid painted deck, mostly flat and easily maintained brightwork. Simple mechanical systems.

Danforth type anchor (unused since re-galvanizing anchor and chain)

Chain/ nylon rope combination rode

Edson portable bilge pump, manual diaphragm type

Bronze manual 10 fixed manual diaphragm pump

Submersible 12V electric bilge pump

Diaphragm 12V electric bilge pump

Submersible 115V electric sump pump

Small sun awning

4 medium fenders with covers

1 large fender with cover

5 dock lines

Anchor light

Fender board

Boat hook

Set of code flags

Mounted half model of Weatherly

Chelsea Boston clock and barometer (need service)

Several sets foul weather gear for charterers

Cockpit cooler

Sail Inventory

Race mainsail -North radial (excellent)

Charter mainsail -North two ply crosscut (good)

Charter mainsail -Hood crosscut (fair/poor)

Delivery mainsail (cut down to second reef, hollow leech)

Storm trysail (good)

#1 AP genoa Quantum radial 2017 (excellent)

#1 AP genoa -North radial (good)

#1 medium genoa -Doyle radial (good/excellent cond., but full shape)

Heavy #1 genoa-North crosscut (good, flat)

Blade jib -Hood, 95% LP, battened (good/excellent)

Staysail / storm jib -Hood (excellent)

Charter jib/#3 -Hood (good)

1/2 oz North spinnaker -blue top (excellent)

1/2 oz North VMG spinnaker -all white (good)

1/2 oz North VMG spinnaker -all white(good)

3/4 oz running spinnaker -graphic, blue leeches (fair)

3/4 oz running spinnaker -graphic, white (fair)

1.5 oz running spinnaker -white w red and blue stripes (good)

1/2 oz spinnaker blue and white (poor)


Standing rigging replaced 2010

Mast tangs, spreader compression tubes replaced 2010

Spreader clips replaced 2010

Carbon boom 2012

Carbon spinnaker pole (recent end fittings)

All sheets, halyards, guys, Dyneema core, Dacron covers. Good or excellent condition (kept current), several good spares.


3 Barient coffee grinder winches

3 Barient stainless 32 winches

6 Barient stainless 28 winches


Raymarine ST 50 60 instruments: wind, close hauled, digital compass, speed, depth, ( multi repeater in nav station).

Lowrance chart plotter GPS

VHF with integral GPS vessel ID distress function



Westerbeke 46 marine Diesel engine 1988, refurbished 2016 (rebuilt injection pump, new injector tips, re painted, new mounts), transmission new 2011.

16 feathering 3 blade max prop.

Racor filter

Manual fuel shut off from helm

Safety Equipment

Safety flare kit

(3) 10# type ABC fire extinguishers

(1) 2.5# type ABC fire extinguisher

Automatic engine fire suppression system

(20) adult type 1 life jackets

(3) child's type 1 life jackets

10 man buoyant apparatus

Emergency strobe

(2) 24 life rings

Life Sling MOB retrieval package

Several type 4 life vests

First aid kit


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.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.