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Chancegger was built for French ballpoint pen and cigarette lighter magnate Baron Marcel Bich and was often referred to as the fastest timber built 12m ever, but unfortunately never raced in the America’s Cup!
Bich decided to commission American designer Britton Chance Jr to design the boat and had it built in Switzerland by renowned shipbuilder Herman Egger using imported French craftsmen. Such was interest in the challenge in France that the French Navy donated to Bich the Honduras mahogany used in the hull.
Chance's design was for a yacht with 30 square feet less wetted area than any previous design and for the lightest 12 Metre then built. It was also the first yacht of that type to have the distinctive knuckle bow that every 12 metre designer from then on copied.
Since the 1970 Ameicas Cup (it was used as the trial horse to “France”) it has had several owners and eventually ended up in Australia. The curent owner has restored and raced her over many yeas, and has now just completed it’s last refit in Argentina. Chancegger is superb and a true consideration for any owner looking to sail or properly race a true “classic” with pedigree.
She is now a perfectly presented International 12m that currently completed a full refit, waiting for a new owner at exceptional price (USD $525,000)!


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Model International 12 Metre Year built 1969 Builder Chantier Naval Hermann Egger Designer Britton Chance Jr Length 19,13 m Beam 3,76 m Draft 2,57 m Displacement 0,00 t Construction Triple Planked Mahogony
Fuel capacity 400 l Water capacity 200 l Flag USA

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