1969 International 12m - 'Chancegger'

‘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 its 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.

 

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • Triple planked hull with laminated timber and stainless frames
  • Nanni 60hp Diesel with shaft drive and two blade fold propeller
  • Garmin Navigation instruments, plotter and B&G Auto Pilot
  • Carbon racing sails with light use
  • 4 Berths

Boat Specs

Type: International 12 Metre
Length: 19.13m (62’7ft)
Length WL: 14.4m
Beam: 3.76m
Draft: 2.57m
Construction: Triple Planked Mahogony
Year: 1969
Designer: Britton Chance Jr
Builder: Chantier Naval Hermann Egger
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Price: USD $550,000

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Chancegger
Make
12m International
Hull Material
Triple planked hull with laminated timber and stainless frames.
Length
62.7
Price
$800,000
Region
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vessel Name
Chancegger
Launch Year
1969
Beam
3.76m
Draft
2.57m
Deck Material
Triple planked hull with laminated timber and stainless frames.
Designer
Britton Chance Jr
Builder
Herman Egger
Engine Make
Nanni 60hp Diesel
Engine

Nanni 60hp Diesel with shaft drive and two blade fold propeller.

No of Engines
1
Horsepower
60hp
Fuel Capacity
400L
Fuel Type
Diesel
Deck
Triple planked hull with laminated timber and stainless frames.
Accommodation
Basic “racing” layout below with central galley and dinette, 2 x pipe cots forward and double starboard aft cabin.
Berths
4
Entertainment
Icom VHF Radio and stereo with speakers throughout.
Safety Gear
ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT TO BE AUDITED AT TIME OF SURVEY
Electrics
Simple 12V system with 4 x AGM house batteries, 8-breaker switch board, interior lights, electric bilge pump, pressure water pump etc
Navigation
Garmin Navigation instruments and plotter and B&G Auto Pilot.
Icom VHF Radio and stereo with speakers throughout.
Sail Inventory
Carbon Racing sails with light use. Mainsail, 2 x headsails, 3 x Spinnakers, other delivery sails etc.
Mast Rigging
The mast in Chancegger is originally from the 12m “Victory”. It has had various re-fits and new rigging throughout its life.

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