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KA14 Americas Cup yacht for sale

KA14 Americas Cup yacht for sale

This is a rare opportunity to own “Steak & Kidney,” the recently refitted 1986 12M KA-14, America’s Cup Challenger designed by Peter Cole and built by Consolidated Marine. She raced as a defender candidate for Australia in 1987. This classic has been operating as a 25 passenger charter vessel, match racing against 1977 challenger, “Australia,” (also for sale), and other America Cup classic 12M yachts for half-day trips of racing or sightseeing. In 2004 she was refitted for charter and repainted to original colors of white and pale blue.

If you are looking to own a piece of yachting history, or start up a day-charter business in a year-round sailng venue, then this retired racing yacht has the potential to generate positive cash flow and an excellent income. Ideally suited for a Captain & Mate, owner-operated and supplemented with part-time crew.


The interior of Steak & Kidney is spartan and the open interior with 6′ headroom allows full inspection of her aluminum bare hull & alloy floorboards. Her layout is open from stern to collision bulkhead with no accommodations except an ElectroSan head, sink with cold water, and Esky refrigerator. Imagine the possibilities if you wanted to update all or some of the interior with more civilized amenities!


Steak & Kidney is fitted with an Esky Refrigerator, but has no galley. There is one sink with cold water. There is plenty of open space available to fit a large galley.


The B&G Networked Electronics are are suitable for coastal sailing and include:

Compass: X 2
B&G Depth Sounder
B&G Speedo & Log
B&G Wind Speed/Direction
VHF Radio
AM/FM/CD Stereo


The 12V and shorepower electrical systems were refitted and updated in 2004 and include:
4 x 12V batteries
Battery Charger
12V Panel with fused circuit breakers
Navigation lights

Rigging, Hull, & Deck Equipment:

Steak & Kidney has a powerful fractional rig with a Sail Area of approx. 1,801 sq. ft. The aluminum spars, triple spreaders, and rod rigging were removed, carefully inspected, tested, painted, and upgraded in 2004. All running rigging was replaced at that time. Headsails are hanked on and the mainsail has Fredricksen cars to facilitate hoisting and lowering the mainsail.

Current Australian Coast Guard (Transport Council) Survey & Safety Certifications under the National Standard for Commercial Vessels: Class 1E for 25 passengers, 1D for 8 passengers.
WINCHES: Lewmar: 2 x Headsail Grinders 3-speeed, main #70 3-speed, runners 2 x #70, traveller 2 x #16, halyard 2 x #48, & 1 x #28 Barient.
Spinnaker Pole
Anchor: Danforth with chain & nylon rode
Life Rafts: 2 X Carly Floats
Life Jackets: 30
Life Buoys: 2
Epirb: Danbuoy
Emergency Tiller


Steak & Kidney has a fully battened Mainsail (new in 2005) and a full inventory of headsails. A total of 23 Spare Sails are available (some shared with “Australia”).

Mainsail: fully battened with Fredrickson cars (new in 2005)
Jib: #3 – poor condition
Genoa: #1 – good condition
Spinnakers: 1.5 oz Fractional, 2 x Symmetrical
OTHER SAILS: Spares of various sizes & weights – little used

Engine & Mechanical Area:

The Yanmar 3 Cylinder model Y3T84 Diesel engine and all mechanics were thoroughly checked & serviced as part of the 2004 major refit. The Gearbox was rebuilt in 2004. The propeller is a 3 blade feathering Auto Stream.

For More Information:

Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services, Inc., 1306 Main Street, Sarasota,
Florida, 34236,
United States