Well, these sort of opportunities don’t come around very often. Here’s a chance to own your very own AC45F LUX – a 45ft foiling catamaran and the former Oracle Team USA’s AC45 that participated in the America’s Cup World Series in 2015 and 2016.
The boat was re-launched earlier this year in Long Beach and has been sailed by a semi-professional crew during various coastal events around Southern California. This cat was the first of its kind to enter the Newport to Ensenada Race, and set the record from Long Beach to Dana Point Race last September. But it doesn’t have to only be used for racing, as the current owner has used her for weekend trips for overnight stays on Catalina Island. Must be pretty quick trip from Long Beach on this screamer, with top speeds reported to be 37 knots.
This highly advanced wingsail-rigged yacht was built in 2012 by Core Composites, regarded as one of the best composite boat builders in the world. The yacht is in excellent condition, was very well maintained by Oracle Team USA, and has continued to be exceptionally well maintained under its current current professional crew. Ready to sail, it is outfitted with the best racing hardware available, from state-of-the-art Harken Grand Prix racing winches, Southern Spars EC6 standing rigging, Spinlock power clutches and the finest Gottfried Maffioli running rigging with Technora covers. A new build price is estimated to be over 1million US dollars.
The boat comes as a complete package, with two containers, with lots of spare parts including all the equipment needed for launching and keeping the boat overnight on a mooring.
She is listed by Morrelli & Melvin Yacht Sales in Long Beach, California for $125,000 USD.