was the victorious United States defender of the eighth America's Cup
in 1893 against British challenger Valkyrie II
was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff
and built in 1893
by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
of Bristol, Rhode Island
. It was Herreshoff's first victorious America's Cup
was a centerboard sloop
with all-metal (steel and bronze) construction. It was owned by a syndicate led by C. Oliver Iselin
and which included Edwin D. Morgan
, August Belmont, Jr.
, Cornelius Vanderbilt
, Charles R. Flint
, Chester W. Chapin
, George R. Clark
, Henry Astor Carey
, Dr. Barton Hopkins
, E.M. Fulton, Jr.
and Adrian Iselin
. It was skippered by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff himself.
Launched on June 14th, 1893, Vigilant
to win the 1893 American selection trials for the America's Cup
defense. It then went on to successfully defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie II
Vigilant was broken up at a New London junkyard in 1910.
- Overall length: 38.5m
- Length at water line: 25.9m
- Beam (width): 7.92m
- Draft: 3.96m
- Displacement: 138 tonnes
- Sail area: 1014.5 m2
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