The British America's Cup Challenger
Built for the Royal Yacht Squadron to challenge for the 17th America’s Cup 1958
What is Sceptre?
Sceptre, the British challenger for the America’s Cup in 1958, is believed to be the only UK challenger still sailing in British waters. Built for the Royal Yacht Squadron to challenge for the 17th America’s Cup, she has a colourful history from her early racing days to today, with members of the Sceptre Preservation Society nurturing her future and ensuring that she remains racing and cruising on the seas off the United Kingdom coastline.
This traditional 12-metre classic yacht offers a unique and exciting experience in open sea sailing.
Interested in chartering Sceptre?
Sceptre is spending the summer of 2017 in Gloucester Docks, after an extensive programme of works carried out by T Nielsen & Co, but we hope to welcome you and your guests aboard during 2018 - for more information...
Interested in owning a share of Sceptre?
We are currently looking for new members to join an established group of enthusiasts to maintain, improve and enjoy sailing this beautiful yacht - for more information...
How Sceptre has changed over the years
A great day's sail up the Sound of Jura
(with thanks to Runrig for the music)
Back to Classics: hear why Sceptre is such a special boat
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