Lionheart, K-18

Lionheart, K-18, photo by Martin Everard

Built in 1979 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.



Sail Number K-18
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1979
Designer Ian Howlett
Builder Joyce Brothers Marine
First Owner British Industry 1500 Club
First Name Lionheart
First Sail Number K-18
First Country Great Britain (GB)
Original Homeport Hamble
Other Names Lionheart of Wessex (1980) - Lionheart (1991)
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner Harry Graves
Current Location Newport, RI (USA)
Construction Aluminum alloy
Length Overall 19.43 m.
Length Waterline 14.94 m.
Beam 3.73 m.
Draft 2.82 m.
Sail Area 170 sq. - 224 sq. - 222 sq. (1980) m.
Displacement 29.1 t.