Yacht: Easterner

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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
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1958
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
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail area: 1,880 sq. ft. Sail No. US18
Construction: Mahogany varnished hull
Displacement: 66,000 Ibs

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