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True North IV (KC-IV)

Built in 1985 by Crockett-McConnel, True North IV features the sister hull to True North 1.

True North IV (or “Ivy” as we like to call her) incorporates numerous adjustments that her designer, Steve Killing felt would make her go just that little bit faster in a bid to win the 1987 America’s Cup. In particular, she is longer on the waterline and heavier for better speed and seaworthiness in the strong Australian winds for which she was built.

At the time she was drawn, Ivy was a bold design move – she has the longest waterline length of any 12 Metre Class vessel ever created. Ivy arrived in Sint Maarten in May 1993, where she was completed and launched.


Length overall (Loa)

20.50 Metres (67.3 Feet)

Loaded waterline length (Lwl)

14.02 Metres (46 Feet)


3.79 Metres (12.4 Feet)


2.68 Metres (8.8 Feet)


164 Sq. Metres (1765.3 Sq. Feet)