Easterner was built for the late Chandler Hovey in 1958
There were three new contenders for the America’s Cup defense that year: Easterner, Columbia & Weatherly. Of the contenders, Easterner tank tested as the fastest hull at Stevens Institute Of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. She was a contender for the America’s Cup defense off Newport in 1958, ’62 and ’64.
Hovey sold Easterner to Jack Baillie who took the boat to Newport Beach, California and renamed her ‘Newsboy‘. After 28 years of racing and cruising on the west coast, Easterner returned to Newport, RI. in the summer of 1995.
|Designer:||C Raymond Hunt|
|Type of Boat:||12-Metre|
|Built By:||Graves Shipyard, Marblehead, MA|
|LOA m / ft:||/66'|
|LOD m / ft:|
|LWL m / ft:||/ 42' 3|
|Beam m / ft:||/ 12'|
|Draft m / ft:||/ 9' 6|
|Sail Stats||Sail area: 1,880 sq. ft. Sail No. US18|
|Construction:||Mahogany varnished hull|
|Displacement: 66,000 Ibs|