Sir Ben Ainslie puts his foiling America's Cup world series-winning catamaran up for sale By Duncan Johnstone.

Fancy owning an America's Cup catamaran? Got a spare $200,000? Then Sir Ben Ainslie is looking for you. The boat is a proven winner and has even been sailed by British royalty.

Ainslie is selling the AC45F he used to win the 2015-16 America's Cup world series. It was also raced by his junior team to win the Youth America's Cup in Bermuda last year.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, a yachting enthusiast and friend of Ainslie's, got on board the boat in 2016 as Ainslie's team trained in the middle of the nine-event world series.

The boats are redundant now in terms of the America's Cup which has returned to monohulls in 75-foot foiling versions determined by new cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand.

The 45-foot catamarans were modified to foil and Ainslie claims it has a top speed of 38 knots.

“Own the ultimate America's Cup flying machine” is the tease on his team's website as they plug the sale of the carbon-composite catamaran that is listed in “excellent” condition.

The complex boat features a 20m wingsail and comes with a full array of accessories. The asking price is £100,000 ono, though the new owner will be up for taxes, duties and transport.

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