Design Times
June/July1996

THE YACHT GLEAM, a classic 12-Meter sloop, was designed by naval architect Clinton Crane in 1937 for his personal use. Built by the Henry B. Nevins yacht yard in New York, the Gleam is constructed of mahogany on cedar on white oak frames with spruce deck beams and a cedar deck. Her white hull has been elegantly cleaving the swells off Newport for over half a century.

Under the careful stewardship of her current owners, Bob and Elizabeth Tiedemann of America's Cup Adventures, the Gleam hearkens back to the golden age of yachting in Newport, the days of the America's Cup.

As is her sister 12-meter Northern Light, the Gleam is often sighted first across the finish line at regattas throughout the Northeast.

Below decks, the Gleam is extraordinarily comfortable with her 12-foot beam. As in the construction of her frame, a variety of woods has been used to create her interior. Cedar wainscoting is set off by touches of mahogany, spruce, and cypress. Newly restyled for an exclusive charter, the salon employs rich tones of the new cut velours by Clarence House and a sympathetic arrangement of seaworthy artifacts, including a 1930s brass megaphone.

The Gleam is available for charter, be it an afternoon picnic off Newport, a comfortable week's cruise among the Elizabeth Islands, or a spirited race around Nantucket.

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