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1842 sq. ft.
A Phillip Rhodes design, the 12-meter Weatherly was the winner of the 1962 America's
This description is from the outside of a scale model kit of the Weatherly produced by
Midwest Products Co., Inc. of Hobart, Indiana:
The swift and graceful America's Cup Defender Weatherly is the only vessel in history to win the
Cup without doing so when new. Built in 1958, the legendary Emil "Bus" Mosbacher brought her
back in '62 to defeat Gretel, the first Australian America's Cup Challenger. She was a favorite of
President and Mrs. Kennedy, who closely followed the 1962 Twelve Meter racing season from
their summer home at Hammersmith Farm in Newport.
The acclaimed yacht designer Philip Rhodes, designed only one 12 Meter in his career, the Cup
winner Weatherly! She is stunning to see under sail, with the long overhangs and finely tapered
ends of a classic. Beautifully appointed below decks, she glistens with raised mahogany
paneling, tufted leather seating, and the warm glow of varnished wood.